Lutron Caséta Smart Home Dimmer Switch and Pico Remote Kit, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Ring, Google Assistant (Smart Hub Required) | P-PKG1WB-WH | White
|Current Rating||1 Amps|
|Operating Voltage||120 Volts|
|Contact Type||Normally Closed|
- Includes (1) Caséta dimmer switch, (1) Pico 3-button dimming remote, and (1) Pico wall plate bracket, WALLPLATE NOT INCLUDED sold separately
- PEACE OF MIND: Set lights to automatically adjust with seasons so your family always comes back to a well-lit home, enable smart away to randomly turn your lights on/off to look like you’re home even if you’re away (Caséta Smart Hub, L-BDG2-WH, required)
- MOST CONNECTED: Caséta connects with more leading smart home devices – including Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, Ring, Serena shades and Sonos – than any other smart lighting control brand (Caséta Smart Hub required)
- CONTROL YOUR WAY: Caséta puts the smarts in the switch so you can control a variety of ways – via the free Lutron app, your voice or from the wall, schedule lights to change at set times or activate scenes with the touch of a button (Caséta Smart Hub required)
- GET MORE, SPEND LESS: One Caséta smart switch can control many bulbs at once, make many bulbs smart, even your existing bulbs. Get smart control of multiple styles of dimmable LED, incandescent, and halogen bulbs.
- WORKS WITH EXISTING WIRING: Unlike other smart dimmer switches, Caséta works in any home, of any age, as it does not require a neutral wire
- WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL: Use the included wireless Pico remote to turn your lights on, off, or dim and brighten with the touch of a button from anywhere in the homes
- EASY 3-WAY SETUP: Create a 3-way by mounting Pico to almost any wall surface without cutting holes or pulling wire, with the Pico wall mount bracket). Replace existing 3-way switches by mounting the bracket and Pico over the backbox
- TECHNICAL DETAILS: Works with up to 150W dimmable LED light bulbs/CFL light bulbs or 600W incandescent bulbs/halogen bulbs, not rated for low voltage applications (I. e. track or landscape lighting)
Device detailed description
Conveniently create just the right light for reading, watching TV or entertaining, with the Lutron Caséta Wireless plug-in lamp dimmer and Pico remote control. The plug-in lamp dimmer simply plugs into a standard outlet and can be used with up to 2 lamps. Control the lights from anywhere in the room by using the Pico remote control either in your hand, on a tabletop pedestal (sold separately) or by mounting the remote directly to the wall. You can even add a wall switch to control plug-in lamps without running wires or cutting holes using the Pico remote control with wall mounting kit and Caséta Wireless plug-in lamp dimmer. The remote lets you turn lights on/off as well as brighten or dim them. The remote also includes a button for saving your favorite light level. This dimmer works with up to 300-Watt of incandescent or halogen, 100-Watt of dimmable LED or dimmable CFL.
Features and specification
|Brand Smart devices brand|
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Country of Origin|
|Color Available colors|
|Item Package Quantity||
1.5 x 3 x 4.75 inches
|Batteries Type of batteries used|
|Battery Cell Type|
|Certification Smart device certification|
(1) Caseta Smart Dimmer Switch, (1) Pico remote, and (1) Wallplate Bracket
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|Lower Temperature Rating|
Frequently asked question
Your question is clear, but because some folks might not understand what they're asking, I'll cover all the bases. 1) NO third party hub - not even SmartThings - can talk 'directly' to Lutron Switches... you need the Lutron hub first, and then you can have 'something else' (SmartThings, etc) talk to the Lutron hub. 2… see more Your question is clear, but because some folks might not understand what they're asking, I'll cover all the bases. 1) NO third party hub - not even SmartThings - can talk 'directly' to Lutron Switches... you need the Lutron hub first, and then you can have 'something else' (SmartThings, etc) talk to the Lutron hub. 2) Someone else said you need the Lutron hub for 'wireless', but I would clarify that the wireless remotes DO work without any hub at all. 3) The switches and their remotes function perfectly as dumb switches, without any hub at all (while this may seem obvious to some, it is a common question). Because the Caseta switches work so well as dumb switches, you could buy the switches FIRST and get the hub later (if you're considering the 'Lutron Maestro' line because of the Caseta cost, this approach may be for you because at least you will have the OPTION later.... a Caseta switch is only ~$20 more than a Maestro and the Maestro is a dead-end technology-wise).
Yes, the Caseta Wireless system is compatible with Apple HomeKit if you are using the Smart Bridge (model: L-BDG2-WH), which is included. Please visit www.casetawireless.com/integration for more information.
The P-PKG1WB-WH will also include the wall bracket (model PICO-WBX-ADAPT) to mount the Pico remote. The P-PKG1W-WH will not include the wall bracket.
The P-BDG-PKG1W-A includes one Smart Bridge, one PD-6WCL dimmer, one PJ2-3BRL Pico remote and one wallbox adapter plate for the Pico remote. With the Smart Bridge, you will be able to integrate Caseta and Samsung SmartThings, along with Alexa.
3 reviews for Lutron Caséta Smart Home Dimmer Switch and Pico Remote Kit, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Ring, Google Assistant (Smart Hub Required) | P-PKG1WB-WH | White
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The “no longer a newbie” take: Lutron's Hub vs. other Wifi switches
I was once a newbie with Caseta – but no longer, so I hope this helps you. This kit is the first purchase you need for Lutron’s system. Once you have the hub, no more kits are needed for future switch purchases. One hub can manage up to 75 switches (and I think the Hub is included in that count).
Some buyers complain about having to wire in Lutron’s hub to your network with an ethernet cable. But you can’t beat the speed and reliability of a wired network connection. Given that Lutron’s product works reliably and is 100% responsive all the time, this is a non-issue for me.
Since I put in the first few Casetas, we truly love them and have started to replace switches all over the home. Which brings up another issue… if I had chosen a WiFi connected switches (and I did briefly for use in limited locations, more on that later) I could potentially be adding a much larger number of connected devices onto my network. If your WiFi isn’t all that great to begin with – think entry level routers – this could potentially impact network performance and your connectivity with your switches. For me, that’s just a no go. I really want my WiFi to work well for the things that need to be on it.
The PROs of the Lutron Switches:
Setting the switches up is straightforward and fast. The setup process works like expected each and every time. I cannot say the same about other non-Lutron WiFi products.
Having problems setting them up or is a switch not acting right? Lutron’s support is the bees knees. They have helped me several times and each time they are great.
The switches are incredibly responsive both in person and via the app. There are no delays in turning things off and on. The ceiling fan switch is especially a godsend for our old ceiling fan – no more standing on the bed to pull strings or getting up out of bed to adjust things.
Lutron and Ring also teamed up and added some camera integrations where movement and/or doorbell pushes can activate lights. It works quite well, but the feature was a little buried in the Lutron app. Big bonus – the integration will also turn off lights after 15 minutes.
About the app (and this is a biggie)
Purchasing good hardware is one thing, having an app that you only get to experience after you purchase the hardware is downright crazy. But that’s the world that smart switches seem to live in, so here’s the scoop on Lutron – and the apps for a couple other systems I tried.
Lutron’s app is well designed and intuitive. You can quickly add new devices, program in schedules and scenes. The app also interfaces with my Lennox thermostat to display the current temp in the home (with the help of Apple’s Home (home kit) app that’s running on a dedicated iPad that never leaves the home). The Ring cam integration is good too.
Having tried WeMo and Leviton’s WiFi connected switches, my take on those apps is that they are incredibly clunky. This seems like a misstep, especially when you are going to spend most of your time interfacing with the app than the switch.
Since I also use Apple’s Home app with my family, every time a switch gets added into the Lutron hub, it seamlessly shows up in Apple Home. This is of course magically great. Since I didn’t want to add another app into the mix for my wife and family, it’s nice that there have been zero issues with cross platform integration, everything works seamlessly.
The Lutron App also has a geofence capability that will turn on/off lights when you arrive and depart from the home. Haven’t used that yet, but it’s cool. Another side benefit, Lutron’s app has an Apple watch app that you can control lights and fans with.
Edited – The Caseta hub for whatever reason didn’t have auto off timers built in. That said, the addition of their motion sensor product effectively solves this issue.
If you have Ring cams, you can turn on the Caseta integration, and a motion or doorbell can turn on lights and after 15 minutes, turn them off again. This works beautifully.
Edited – I used IFTTT (If This Then This) before Ring and Lutron added their cam integration as a trigger to turn on/off lights. IFTTT works, but there was always a bit of a delay to turn on lights if you use it. Plus if you’re internet went down, it didn’t work.
Before the Ring integration, I used a couple WeMo switches for my outdoor lighting as they had auto-off timers. But their setup and app was super clunky. Happy to be rid of them.
As software support is now kinda important for app driven switches, making sure you get a switch from a company that’s going to be around a while is more important than it used to be. It would be bad if your OS on your phone, requires your apps to get an update and your smart switch maker is MIA.
Side note – For the two years I had WeMo switches, changes in Wifi forced me to individually reconnect all switches to it, and it was a horrible process to get them re-paired with WiFi. Lutron has never had this issue, being wired into the network.
One switch I purchased from Amazon warehouse (open box) had issues with setup and Lutron’s support was fantastic. They sent a replacement switch so quickly and were really nice about it.
Bottom line – stick with Lutron, it works really well.09/04/2022Verified Purchase
Stop Researching and Buy These
I purchased cheap versions of the Lutron switches because I wanted to make my light system smart but not at the high prices Lutron charges. Boy, was that a mistake. I ran into numerous issues ranging from poor hardware quality, to software compatibility issues, etc. Lutron’s not cheap but you get what you pay for. Every switch works quickly and flawlessly and the app is simple to use and is fast. Don’t waste your money on cheap knock-offs. These are quality switches with an app that Lutron updates regularly so you won’t be stranded with a bunch of bricked switches from the cheap guys. I had to learn this lesson the hard way.08/29/2022Verified Purchase
Fantastic if you do not have a neutral available or want to add additional switches without wiring
(although a traditional wall plate would have also been fine) where there previously were no switches whatsoever. So that is the real strength of the Lutron Caseta line, it is so simple to add switches. Switches can also be paired to multiple dimmers simultaneously. So groups of lights that would otherwise be controlled separately can be joined together into a virtual circuit.
The flexibility of Lutron Caseta comes with costs. Because it does not use a neutral, there is always current in the circuit, even when the light is off. This means that if you use an LED light that operates on very little current (such as a candelabra with a mini-screw connector, as is used in some ceiling fan light kits), the small amount of current necessary to keep the dimmer listening on the ClearConnect network will be enough to cause a small glow or flickering in the light. Fortunately, the dimmer can be adjusted to use as little current as possible, thereby allowing for some troublesome lights to be tamed. However, there are limits to this tuning. The other downside is that the Pico remote has a battery (although it does last very long, I have never had to replace a Pico battery yet after 5+ years). If you are replacing a traditional 3-way switch with a Pico remote, you will have to wire-nut some wires together behind the remote in the wall in order to ‘short out’ the old 3-way switch configuration, and I am not sure that this wiring configuration is always going to follow building code.
In general, I’m very happy with my Lutron dimmers. They have been easy to install and operate and extremely flexible. They look very different, and they use a proprietary mesh-network communication protocol (ClearConnect, which is distinct from Z-Wave, Zigbee, and others). But there is a Lutron bridge that can connect that network to popular smart-home systems (and Wink has support directly within its hub, and so no bridge is necessary if you use Wink). These switches are expensive, even relative to other smart-home switches, but that is the price of their flexibility as well as Lutron’s brand-name strength in dimming technology.
Some people also do not like that the Lutron Caseta dimmer has no screw terminals, wires are solidly fixed to the device, and so wire nuts must be used. Fortunately, the dimmer itself is not much deeper than a conventional switch (and possibly a little less deep than an old-fashioned rheostat dimmer).06/23/2022Verified Purchase