Lutron Caseta Dimmer integration


#1

I now have a couple Lutron Caseta dimmers, with a couple more on the way. It would be cool if they would integrate with Sense to report the usage. In place of supporting every individual dimmer though, would it be possible to get IFTTT support to tell Sense that something turned on or off (or, for dimmers, are at a certain percentage)? I’d expect to have to manually tell it the total wattage attached, but then it should feed into the model like smart plugs or network identification do; Sense is effectively manually told when the on and off events happen and what the wattage is.

Of course, if Caseta were supported directly, that would be even better – I was just brainstorming how to make it useful for a wider audience. If IFTTT could send information to Sense, that would enable all kinds of devices from many manufacturers.


#2

I have Lutron Caseta as well in my home. A switch and dimmer but I have plans for more.

For integration though people may need to have the Smart Bridge Pro, not the regular bridge they sell at retailers like bestbuy. AFAIK the pro version is only available from electrical contractors and suppliers. The difference is that the pro allows third parties to communicate with it via telenet on the local LAN. Users also need to enable telenet communication in the Lutron app.

The standard hub does do integration with third parties but I don’t’ know if they offer a cloud based API that anybody can use. You might need to contact them. Or just use the local interface that the pro provides.

Pro page is here: https://www.casetawireless.com/Pages/ProProducts.aspx The pro bridge supports the caseta retail products plus some special pro products meant more for contractors.

Also I believe they use the same protocol for their RadioRa2 and RadioRA2 select lines which are higher end for larger homes …

Caseta is limited to 50 devices total but people get around that by using two or more hubs so that’s something to consider.