Device Review

LUTRON Caseta Wireless DIMMER

If you want to create a smart home, then the first thing you need to keep in mind is lighting control. While some smart lights will offer plenty of control, not all models are designed with the utmost control in mind. The Caseta Wireless DIMMER PD-6WCL from Lutron is a great solution for people that want to control their lights. With Lutron smart bridge, you can even control temperature and light shades from a single tool.
 

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Features and benefits

The Lutron Caseta Wireless DIMMER comes with an incandescent bulb that has up to 600W, and its led bulbs can be up to 150W, which is more than ok for any home. The dimmer also offers complete CPL support, so you will have no problem using it in most houses. 

One of the best things about the Caseta Wireless DIMMER is that you can easily install it even if you have an outdated house. While you do need to perform a bit of tinkering, the results can still be very good. If you have a home built before the 70s, then you may not have a neutral wire in the switch box. Thankfully, the Caseta Wireless DIMMER doesn’t require a neutral wire, so you will be more than ok even if you live in an old home.

The case was designed with portability in mind. It’s easy to carry around and very slim. That offers plenty of value and benefits, not to mention that the buttons won’t accumulate any dust either, thanks to not adding embossing effects.

If you want to use the Caseta Wireless DIMMER safely, you do have a pullout safety switch on the bottom. This helps you maintain your safety and stay away from any potential issues. 

Also, thanks to the smart bridge, the Caseta Wireless DIMMER can easily be connected to a third party app. So, in theory, you can use it with a variety of lighting control tools that are supported by the unit.

The dim down effect named Warm Grow is quite impressive, and you also have some other effects too. All of these bring in front great customizability for the unit, and they make it easy for you to get accustomed to the unit.
 

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Downsides

The Caseta Wireless DIMMER may bring in some compatibility problems. Even if it’s compatible with most LED bulbs, some of them will have a dimmer issue. Controlling dimness is quite hard since you have to press and wait until you reach the desired dim level. It does take a bit of getting used to. Also, the unit has sharp edges. If the installers don't make it even upon installation, you can end up with an uneven finish. Some tight box may not be able to install since Caseta Wireless Dimmer still requires more spaces. 
 

Conclusion

If you want to have complete control over your home’s lighting system, the Caseta Wireless DIMMER is a very good purchase. The great effects and the fact that it works even in the case of old homes is amazing. On top of that, the buttons are dustproof and you also have a safety switch. But of course, there are some dimness setting issues, however, overall the Caseta Wireless DIMMER does offer all the features you need from a premium lighting control system. You should consider trying it out if you want more control over your smart lights!

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