Lutron's Smart Bridge and related app work great, but the price is much too high for basic automated dimmer capabilities. If you plan to add other connected devices, its value will improve considerably.
The Lutron Smart Bridge offers DIY connected home builders the tools to command lights, shades, and thermostats via a mobile app.
Part of the Caseta Wireless system, the $149 Lutron Smart Bridge lets DIY smart home builders control lights, window shades, and Wi-Fi thermostats all through Android and iOS mobile apps.
While the Wink Hub has some design and usability kinks to work out, its affordability and versatility make it a very desirable option for whole-home automation.
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With LED and smart lighting prices continuing to fall, $40 feels pretty steep for a single non-connected bulb, even one as unique as this one.
It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.