If you are in the market for a smart dimmer switch, here’s a WeMo Vs the Lutron comparison post you may like. Unlike the Lutron, the WeMo doesn’t require a smart Hub and works strictly with Wi-Fi. Once you are connected to your network, this is where the magic happens: it allows you full control of the switch via the WeMo app.
What about the Lutron dimmers are they better than the WeMo? This post will feature the WeMo Vs Lutron smart dimmer switches. Hopefully, I can help you choose the right dimmer for your home. It is a bit of a mouth full, but this comparison has been on my mind for a while now, and I wanted to know the winner. For this “match”, I will focus on the two dimmer switches: functionality, price, set-up and features.
Spoiler alert: Lutron Caseta Smart Dimmers Switch is my top choice.
Let’s get started.
The Functionality Of The WeMo Vs Lutron Caseta Smart Light Switch
The WeMo and the Lutron Caseta smart lighting switches allow you to remotely control your smart lighting and light fixtures. We know the WeMo works with Wi-Fi while the Lutron require a Hub. They both have an on and off switch on their plate and allow you to add schedule and timers with Google Home, Apple Home Kit and Alexa set-ups.
This is a major pro, as few smart switches are compatible with every voice assistant out on the market. This means you can even control both the WeMo and Lutron with Siri from the convenience of your iPhone.
Other features include:
|Products||WeMo Smart Switch||Lutron Caseta Smart Switch|
|Features||Works with the WeMo App.|
Connect to most home kits.
Schudel and timers, etc.
|Works with the Lutron Caseta app.|
Randomly turn your lights on/off.
Connects to most home kits.
Can control multiple bulbs at once.
Dimmable and with LEDs, incandescent and CFL.
|Price||See Price||See Price|
Regarding functionality, while an additional hub will cost you more when you first purchase your package, it is better in the long run. For instance, if you have multiple smart devices connected to your Wi-Fi router, then this can overload your router leading to poor performance. However, with a Hub, there is one device on your router for better use.
Because of this, the Lutron Caseta Smart Light Switch is your best bet, as after this one time cost for the hub you can add more than one switch to this device.
Set-Up Of Both Smart Switches
One of the biggest differences between the WeMo and Lutron Caseta is installation. The Lutron switches don’t require a neutral wire.
There are only 2 wires on the back which makes it compatible with many homes that don’t have a neutral wire. Compared to the WeMo light switches which have neutral wire (white wire in the back) and are required for installation.
Both systems offer 3-way compatibility, but the Lutron light switches do this differently. When you install the standard Lutron cassette dimmer, you’ll need to install the Lutron Caseta Pico remote. This can help you create a three-way switch with any Lutron dimmers. It is very easy to install and gives you extra flexibility.
WeMo And Lutron Caseta App Usage
They both have apps that work perfectly, but the Lutron Caseta system is a lot cleaner and there are more features. Setting up the Lutron is by far easier because they don’t require a neutral wire. As a result, connecting to the app is a faster process.
The WeMo set-up is very particular with your Wi-Fi signal and needs a 2.4 GHz band network to avoid any problems. Hence, the Lutron won this round for me. I love when devices set-ups are fast and beginners friendly despite the price.
If you are on a budget, the price is an important factor when choosing a dimmer smart switch. Yes, the Lutron Caseta is expensive compared to the WeMo, but it is worth the money.
Overall, they both are great switches but the Lutron Caseta is your best option as they are the best in functionality, set-up and app usage.
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