Whilst Lutron is somewhat of a standard bearer in terms of reliability, the aesthetics of them is something that divides some, with overly complicated grouped buttons – at least in the case of their dimmer switches. Now, the Pennsylvania-based company have introduced a pair of switch that pretty much simplifies the look, whilst retaining everything else Lutron users have come to expect.
both switches still use the company’s proprietary wireless system (based on RF433MHz?) Clear Connect, so you’ll need the Lutron hub in order for these to function for smart home purposes, and as always, these are compatible with Apple HomeKit, amongst others.
Both switches are available in six different finishes – White, Light Almond, Ivory, Grey, Brown, and Black.
The new Diva Dimmer is also a standard rocker switch that allows the dimming functionality via a slider control to the side of the main switch. The Diva dimmer doesn’t require a neutral wire, which puts it on par with the recently released Wemo Dimmer switch that uses Thread. a ‘No-Neutral’ option is something the company has long offered as an option for most of its product line. However, the Claro does require a neutral. Both switches can also be used in three-way situations – even setups that have a traditional non-smart switch.
Most Lutron products are available on Amazon.com
You can check out Shane Whatley’s video covering the Diva Dimmer switch;