In a bid to marry the aesthetics of traditional switches with modern smart control, Lutron Electronics has unveiled its latest addition to the Caséta smart lighting product line: the Pico Paddle Remote. This wireless remote takes inspiration from classic paddle switches, offering a familiar look while seamlessly integrating with Lutron's smart ecosystem.
The Pico Paddle Remote, priced at $19.99, closely resembles a conventional paddle switch, blending seamlessly into any home décor. While Lutron's original Caséta line of smart switches boasted advanced features, they did tend to have a more technical appearance. The Pico Paddle Remote, on the other hand, is designed to be user-friendly, and appealing to those who prefer the familiarity of traditional switches.
This wireless remote, which can be used as a standalone device, offers comprehensive control over various Caséta smart lighting products. It can manage Caséta switches, Lutron Serena smart shades, wired fans, Sonos speakers, and more. The Pico Paddle Remote can even serve as a secondary control point for Caséta switches, enabling three-way lighting setups without the need for complex wiring.
One of its standout features is its impressive battery life, lasting up to 10 years without the need for frequent replacements. Additionally, the remote can manage up to 10 devices without requiring a Wi-Fi connection, ensuring a reliable and efficient experience.
The Pico Paddle Remote offers a simplified way to control your lighting. A single tap of the remote, when paired with a Caséta dimmer switch, brings the lights to the brightness level set by the dimmer's slider, avoiding the common annoyance of lights defaulting to full brightness.
Moreover, it's worth noting that this remote can also interact with Lutron's Serena shades, providing control over their open, close, and pause functions.
With a standalone price of $19.99 or $29.99 with a wall mount and wall plate, the Pico Paddle Remote is an affordable addition to any smart home setup. Lutron offers bundles that combine the remote with other Caséta lighting products, such as the Diva smart dimmer and the Clara smart switch, providing even more value for users looking to expand their smart lighting ecosystem.
Lutron's Caséta smart lighting product line has garnered acclaim for its compatibility with various smart home ecosystems, including Amazon's Alexa, Google Home, and Apple's HomeKit. The extensive range of compatible products extends to brands like Ring, Samsung SmartThings, Sonos, and more. This compatibility ensures that users can seamlessly integrate their Caséta devices into their existing smart home setups.
Starting from September 7th, the Pico Paddle Remote will be available at major retailers like Best Buy, Lowe's, and The Home Depot. It will also be accessible on Amazon shortly after.