The thing with smart lights is that they are really awesome and great, until they are not. Something as simple as someone flipping a switch could mess up the whole system, and that's honestly just a pain to deal with. In an effort to put this frustration behind, Lutron has joined the "Friends of Hue" program to introduce a new smart bulb dimmer switch, and you can pre-order it starting now. Each smart bulb dimmer will retail for $39.95, and shipping is expected to begin in June.
The idea behind this wireless, battery-operated knob, is that you put it over the switch that's controlling the lights in your home, that way guests can interact with it, and it won't impact your other smart home routines. You install a mounting base that "locks" your existing toggle switch in the on position, and then you snap the round dimmer knob on top of that. This provides local control of the lights, without needing to teach your guests how to use their voice to control them, and still allows you to use them as you intend the rest of the time. It operates on Zigbee technology, which means even if your internet happens to go out, you can still adjust your lights with ease.
Dimming and smart
End the headaches of trying to figure out why your lights aren't turning on, and lock down your smart bulbs with some smarter technology. This new product begins shipping in June, so go ahead and reserve yours today.
This option is much simpler than some of the others on the market. You won't need to switch out the wall toggle for it to work properly, nor do you need to add those ugly switch plate covers all over your home. A few minutes of setting these up ends a lifetime of frustrations that could be caused. Get your orders in now!
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