Lutron Adds Audio, Thermostat To Wireless Lighting Controls


CEDIA Expo 2009 Atlanta - Lutron is launching two new wireless-RF lighting-control systems that incorporate such improvements as wireless control of thermostats and basic home-AV system functions from their wireless in-wall keypads.

The upgraded versions are the HomeWorks QS Wireless and the RadioRA2. Controlled audio functions include on/off, volume up/down, and mute.


Both systems get the company's new Clear Connect wireless RF technology for improved reliability. Both systems also get new energy-management features, such as occupancy sensors to turn off lights when no one is around. Both also add daylight sensors to automatically balance light output with interior daylight.

To those features, the HomeWorks adds dimming of fluorescent and LED lights, energy-use tracking via a display screen, and solar adaptive shading, which calculates the best position for a motorized window treatments and shades  based on time of day and a window's location.

Like before, both systems wirelessly control compatible motorized window treatments and shades.

A HomeWorks QS system can connect up to 1,500 devices and includes dimmers, switches, keypads, sensors, and shades. RadioRA2 connects up to 200 devices and features a wireless handheld Pico keypad that can also be used as a wall-mounted or tabletop keypad.


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