It’s the trifecta of voice controlled smart devices: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. Lutron has been a big supporter of Alexa and Siri for some time, now. Recently, it added Google Assistant to its breadth of voice control options for its lighting control systems.
Starting with the Lutron Caseta Wireless lighting control system, homeowners can brighten and dim, turn on and off, and engage scenes for lighting via Google Home, Pixel phone, Android phones with embedded Google Assistant, and Android Wear platforms.
“There are many ways for consumers to access the Google Assistant now, and we’re happy to announce that Lutron lighting control will now be part of that,” says Neil Orchowski, product development manager & strategic alliances for Lutron.
The Google Assistant voice command functionality will be accessible for use with Lutron’s Caséta Wireless system products effective immediately, and become applicable to its HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 lighting control systems in June.
Siri, Alexa, Google Are Covered, But No Google Shade Support Yet
Lutron also offers automated shades. “Voice control for shades is always something were looking to do, it’s just a matter of how we do it on this platform,” Orchowski continues. “If you look at other voice control platforms that we’ve launched already, with Siri you can control shades directly — say, ‘Hey Siri, open the shades,’ and that works. With Alexa we’ve built shades into scene control, and with Google Assistant that’s still TBD and we hope to have some news for you in the future.”
Google Assistant Covers All Bases for Lutron
Voice-activated commands via Google Assistant can cover the usual lighting control requests to set the house or particular rooms and areas to the appropriate conditions: you can say turn on the lights, turn off the lights, set the lights to a certain level, brighten the lights, dim the lights, “and that’s what you’ll see coming out of the gate here,” says Orchowski.
Where to Buy Lutron Caséta Wireless
Priced from $99, Caséta Wireless kits are available on Amazon.com, The Apple Store and Apple.com, BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores, HomeDepot.com and The Home Depot stores, Lowes.com and Lowe’s Home Improvement centers, Magnolia Design Centers, select Magnolia Home Theater stores, and from local electricians, lighting showrooms, electrical distributors and home technology professionals. The free Lutron App for Caséta Wireless is available on Google Play and iTunes®. Visit http://www.casetawireless.com for more information.
Where to Buy RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS
RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS are available from authorized dealers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as authorized dealers in select regions of Central and South America. Some components are also available in Europe. Visit http://www.lutron.com/wheretobuy to locate an authorized dealer.
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