COOPERSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The balance of light and music creates harmony and has the power to transform and transport us. Starting this month, music lovers can control their home’s sights and sounds in a simple and personalized way, as lighting control leader Lutron Electronics ushers in the future of light and music with Sonos®- endorsed integration and a new Pico Remote Control for Audio.
The collaboration with Sonos, the sound platform for the connected home, gives consumers direct, one-touch control of any Sonos speaker alongside lights, shades and temperature, when used with Lutron’s Caséta Wireless, RadioRA 2, and HomeWorks QS smart home systems. Play, pause, skip tracks, and adjust volume, in exactly the same way that you control lights and shades from your nightstand or from the wall.
“Lutron works with best-in-class brands like Sonos to enhance the user experience,” said Michael Smith, Lutron vice-president of sales. “The alignment of these two powerful brands, whose products both deliver sensory experiences, means creating a better atmosphere for every occasion – not just for family dinners, but for your everyday music enjoyment. With the Pico Remote for Audio, consumers can have quick, convenient, hard-button control of audio alongside lights and shades, helping to create the perfect mood.”
“Our collaboration with Lutron makes it even easier to control Sonos in the connected home,” said Andrew Vloyanetes, Sonos global business development manager. “We believe the home is better with sound, and now with Lutron, music lovers have even more control of Sonos alongside their home lighting, shades, and temperature to easily personalize their home experience.”
The Sonos integration is built directly into all Lutron smart home systems, making it easy to incorporate the control into each solution. In addition to the new Pico remote, consumers can use any Lutron keypad and app to incorporate Sonos audio control into customized lighting scenes.
“Music sounds better when the lights are just right,” said Smith. “Imagine settling into the couch with a glass of wine and you can adjust the lights and music right from the Pico remotes on your coffee table. Or as you pull into your driveway, the entry lights automatically turn on and your Sonos Home Sound System starts playing to welcome you through the front door. Music lovers will truly appreciate how easy it is to sync your music and lights and get immersed in the experience.”
Where to Buy
Priced from $49, the Pico Remote for Audio will be available starting on September 15 from your local lighting showroom, electrical professional, home technology professional, and Amazon.com.
Caséta Wireless kits are available on Amazon.com, Apple Stores and Apple.com, BestBuy.com™ and Best Buy™ stores, Home Depot.com and The Home Depot stores, Lowes.com and Lowe’s Home Improvement centers, Magnolia Design Centers®, select Magnolia Home Theater® stores, and from local electricians, lighting showrooms and electrical distributors.
RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS are available from authorized Lutron dealers. A Lutron Connect Bridge, Smart Bridge or Smart Bridge Pro is required for integration with the Lutron systems.
Visit casetawireless.com/sonos for more information. Like all Lutron products, the Pico Remote for Audio is backed by Lutron’s 24/7 U.S.-based technical support.
About Lutron Electronics (www.lutron.com)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.