Recently I spent a lot of time researching home automation from Phillips Hue, WeMo, Inseton, etc. First off let me say I’m not an electrician I’m not sure if this is installed 100% correct.
I came across a deal on Amazon from Lutron P-BDG-PKG1W Caseta Wireless Dimmer Kit. Normally I hate wiring anything electrical in my house but this was pretty straight forward. My house is older and it recently had a new addition installed. The problem is when you are turning on your lights you have to backtrack through house to turn them on. What’s cool with Lutron Caseta is it comes with the Wall switch that you have to hard wire then what they call a Lutron PJ2-3BRL-WH-L01R Pico Remote Control which is wireless.
You can mount these inside the wall just like your normal light switches (without having to run any wires).
Since I have Sonos Wireless Speakers, I saw that Lutron also had a remote dedicated for Sonos. The top button will Play/Pause, The Middle section will do Volume Up/Down, the little Circle will go to your next Favorited item in Sonos, and the bottom button will skip to the Next Track.
Here’s everything I used to achieve the above image:
- Quantity 2x Lutron PICO-WBX-ADAPT Pico Wallplate Bracket
- Quantity 1 Lutron CW-2-WH 2-Gang Claro Wall Plate, White
- Quantity 1 Lutron PJ2-3BRL-GWH-A02 Pico Remote Control for Audio, Sonos Endorsed Integration, White
- Quantity 1 Lutron PJ2-3BRL-WH-L01R Pico Remote Control with Favorite Setting, White
Some problems you may encounter if you are installing these on a 100+ year house cutting the hole for the old work box was difficult with old plaster.
As you can see in the images above, the plaster was so old it just started crumbling which I had to spackle and repaint the entire dining room.
The dining room was a easy to install besides the whole plaster and having to repaint.