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Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch (2 count) Starter Kit, P-BDG-PKG2W-A, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant $124.9

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These do not require a neutral. And this bundle does come with the hub required to work with Alexa, Google, Smart things, etc.

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Can't you just build your own bundle for like $80-$100?

The starter kit, with the hub, switch and remote is easy to find from $50-$60
and the single dimmer switch with remotes are usually $40-$45

Still waiting for that Dimmer kit to go down to $30 something at HD, probably wont happen again but still hate myself for missing out.
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These do not require a neutral. And this bundle does come with the hub required to work with Alexa, Google, Smart things, etc.

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Correct, the DIMMERs do not require a neutral, but the Caseta on/off switches (just like these, but not dimmer - instant on/off) DO require a neutral. Where you also wouldn't need a neutral would be in a 3-way setup, if you use a dimmer + one of their Pico remotes on the secondary switch (however a master hardwired switch is needed on the other end for the Pico to talk to).

This is relevant to know ahead of time in case you decide to upgrade with on/off Caseta switches (non-dimmer) that would require a neutral. You might need non-dimmer Caseta switche due to sensitive bulb(s) that may buzz on a dimmer but not a standard on/off switch.

Hope that makes sense. While Caseta is somewhat thought of as neutral-free, it depends on your situation and its primary due to the Pico remote capability.

I have this setup and it rocks 👌🏻
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Can't you just build your own bundle for like $80-$100?

The starter kit, with the hub, switch and remote is easy to find from $50-$60
and the single dimmer switch with remotes are usually $40-$45

Still waiting for that Dimmer kit to go down to $30 something at HD, probably wont happen again but still hate myself for missing out.
I missed out too and I am also waiting for HD to lower the price.
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Correct, the DIMMERs do not require a neutral, but the Caseta on/off switches (just like these, but not dimmer - instant on/off) DO require a neutral. Where you also wouldn't need a neutral would be in a 3-way setup, if you use a dimmer + one of their Pico remotes on the secondary switch (however a master hardwired switch is needed on the other end for the Pico to talk to).

This is relevant to know ahead of time in case you decide to upgrade with on/off Caseta switches (non-dimmer) that would require a neutral. You might need non-dimmer Caseta switche due to sensitive bulb(s) that may buzz on a dimmer but not a standard on/off switch.

Hope that makes sense. While Caseta is somewhat thought of as neutral-free, it depends on your situation and its primary due to the Pico remote capability.

I have this setup and it rocks 👌🏻
There are Lutron on/off switches that do not require a neutral.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

and https://www.amazon.com/Lutron-PD-...ef=sr_1_4?
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Correct, the DIMMERs do not require a neutral, but the Caseta on/off switches (just like these, but not dimmer - instant on/off) DO require a neutral. Where you also wouldn't need a neutral would be in a 3-way setup, if you use a dimmer + one of their Pico remotes on the secondary switch (however a master hardwired switch is needed on the other end for the Pico to talk to).

This is relevant to know ahead of time in case you decide to upgrade with on/off Caseta switches (non-dimmer) that would require a neutral. You might need non-dimmer Caseta switche due to sensitive bulb(s) that may buzz on a dimmer but not a standard on/off switch.

Hope that makes sense. While Caseta is somewhat thought of as neutral-free, it depends on your situation and its primary due to the Pico remote capability.

I have this setup and it rocks 👌🏻
Almost. There are 2 different on/off switches. One requires a neutral, the other does not.
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I have installed about 10 Caseta switch in my house, one problem for this Caseta switch is it's an Electric switch which means it can not fully turn off especially one switch has less bulbs, even you turn it off, there is very small current goes through the circuit and you may see ghosting flash, I have 4-5 switches has this problems, I have contact the Lutron customer support and they said this is an known issue and if I concerns about this and I can go with Maestro switch. This is a big problem and Lutron never try to fix it, google 'Lutron Caseta Ghosting' you will found many complains, keep away from it or good luck.
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I installed this kit 7 months ago. It works so well that I installed 3 additional switches in other rooms. Just be sure to get led bulbs that are compatible with this dimmer.
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I have installed about 10 Caseta switch in my house, one problem for this Caseta switch is it's an Electric switch which means it can not fully turn off especially one switch has less bulbs, even you turn it off, there is very small current goes through the circuit and you may see ghosting flash, I have 4-5 switches has this problems, I have contact the Lutron customer support and they said this is an known issue and if I concerns about this and I can go with Maestro switch. This is a big problem and Lutron never try to fix it, google 'Lutron Caseta Ghosting' you will found many complains, keep away from it or good luck.
You have to make sure your bulbs are compatible. They have a list on their website. I had ghosting on a couple of bulbs that were incompatible. Bought compatible ones and the issue went away. Great customer service
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Love these switches. Able to group switches together in a Homekit/Siri command to turn on multiple banks of lights at the same time.
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I'd be all over these if they had a dimmer memory feature :/ no fun having the lights turn on full blast every time.
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I'd be all over these if they had a dimmer memory feature :/ no fun having the lights turn on full blast every time.
It's lame, I agree, but I control mine almost exclusively with Alexa devices to set scenes. So it's never really am issue for me, and even if it had the feature, I'd never use it since I hardly ever touch the actual switches.
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I have installed about 10 Caseta switch in my house, one problem for this Caseta switch is it's an Electric switch which means it can not fully turn off especially one switch has less bulbs, even you turn it off, there is very small current goes through the circuit and you may see ghosting flash, I have 4-5 switches has this problems, I have contact the Lutron customer support and they said this is an known issue and if I concerns about this and I can go with Maestro switch. This is a big problem and Lutron never try to fix it, google 'Lutron Caseta Ghosting' you will found many complains, keep away from it or good luck.
I had this issue with LED floodlights that would flash and never fully shut off, the issue was resolved by adding the resister Lutron LUT-MLC MIN LOAD CAP
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01E9F084E/
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I'd be all over these if they had a dimmer memory feature :/ no fun having the lights turn on full blast every time.
Just push the up or down arrow (I forgot which one) but it'll start all the way dim, then just hold it down to "scroll" to the desired brightness. This is how we use them in our living room.
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