I am so excited to introduce you to our favorite smart lighting products!! Not only have we used these throughout our entire home, but they make our life so much easier!!
Do you guys remember when we turned this loft into a playroom for our 6 year old?! Well, she insisted on whimsical lights and that's just what we gave her! We strung some market lights using cup hooks in the ceiling, but we quickly realized these were a pain to plug in all the time, and we really didn't want our child to be the one who plugged or unplugged them. Enter Caséta by Lutron!
Smart Lamp Dimmer
We added Caséta's smart lamp dimmer and pico remote! The plug in lamp dimmer can be plugged into a standard outlet and can be used with up to two lamps! We simply plugged her market lights into the lamp dimmer and it instantly turns them into smart lights, and they are even dimmable.
No more climbing up the loft ladder to turn them on or off, or relying on our child to use an outlet we don't feel safe with her using! And we can also connect them to our smart homes we have hidden all around the house so we can control them using our voice too.
You can purchase the smart lamp dimmer by clicking here, or to view more details on it! It is such an affordable way to turn your lamps into smart lights, and add the dimming light option you may not have had before!
Pico Smart Remote
The other amazing part about this smart lighting is that you can also use the Pico smart remote to turn your lighting on and off too! This way anyone in your home can turn the lighting on and off, or you can simply use the remote as a "switch". I'll get to that part soon!
As you can see, we usually keep the pico smart remote upstairs in the loft so Ryan can simply turn the lights on and off herself. But if you wanted the remote to act as a switch, you can do that too! Just mount the remote where you need the switch to be located, or use the pico pedestal to place it on a tabletop so it's not easily lost. It can then be used to control the lights in place. You can designate which lights it turns on and off using Caséta by Lutron's app! You can also connect several Caseta smart lights to the pico smart remote and control them in tandem together!
The remote also comes with a 10 year battery life too, which is mind blowing! No need to recharge it or replace the batteries every year!
The Nitty Gritty: The Smart Bridge
Now you're probably wondering how the heck does this smart lighting work?! Am I loading down my wifi with more devices? Not at all!
Enter the smart bridge. The smart bridge is a tiny device that plugs directly into your router, and provides fast, reliable control from the Caséta by Lutron app, your voice or the pico remote. The smart bridge doesn't use wifi so it won't go down when your wifi does!
You can see how small the smart bridge really is and just how little space it takes up! This is the hub of your smart lighting! Small, but mighty.
I can't wait to share more of the Caséta products we own and how we use them in our home soon! You won't believe just how easy it truly is to turn your house into a smart home and make your life so much more convenient!