Lutron Announces Alliance with Google Home to Power Home Lighting Systems Using Voice-Activated Google Assistant

Wondering If You Left Your Lights On? Just Ask Google

COOPERSBURG, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lutron
Electronics
today announced a new integration with Google Home that
allows homeowners to easily control their Lutron Caséta
Wireless
, RadioRA
2
and HomeWorks
QS
lighting systems using the Google Assistant, offering greater
flexibility and peace of mind. Now –with a few words– you can have
hands-free assistance controlling lights in your connected home, whether
you’re in your living room relaxing on the couch, or out of town on
vacation.

“Lutron continues to work with best-in-class companies to enhance our
customers’ connected home experience. This latest integration with the
Google Assistant reinforces Lutron’s leadership in the connected home
space,” said Ed Blair, Senior Vice-President at Lutron Electronics.
“With Google Home’s voice-powered Google Assistant, customers can
interact with and direct their connected homes easier than ever, and for
today’s busy families, this service is invaluable.”

Google Home, a voice-enabled speaker powered by the Google Assistant,
allows you to take advantage of Google’s rich history in search by
asking it any range of questions; you can also stream music and manage
everyday tasks – and now, with Lutron’s new alliance, you can easily
control lighting throughout the house. Getting your home party-ready
when you have your hands full preparing dinner is as simple as saying,
“Ok, Google, play my party playlist” and follow it up by “Ok, Google,
dim the family room lights.” Your connected home will do the rest. In
addition to controlling lights anywhere in the house with a simple
request to the Google Assistant, you can ask Google if a particular
light is on. The Google Assistant will respond and react in real time,
allowing homeowners to control lights anywhere in the house.

In addition to Google Home, the Google Assistant is accessible on Pixel
(a phone by Google, and the first with the Google Assistant built in),
select Android phones and Android Wear. With this on-the-go control, you
can calm your worries of leaving the lights on and ask, “Ok, Google, are
my lights on?” And when returning home, telling the Google Assistant
“Ok, Google, turn on the living room lights,” means you can have a
bright home waiting for you when you arrive at night. And making your
home look lived in even when you’re away on vacation is simple; just say
the word, and the Google Assistant on Google Home will automatically
adjust Lutron lights per your command.

The Google Assistant will work with Lutron’s Caséta Wireless system
(available today) via the Smart Bridge, and the RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks
QS (available in June) via the Lutron Connect Bridge. Visit CasetaWireless.com/GoogleAssistant,
Lutron.com/RadioRA2,
and Lutron.com/HomeWorksQS
for more information.

Where to Buy Caséta Wireless

Priced from $99, Caséta Wireless kits are available on Amazon.com, The
Apple Store® and Apple.com, BestBuy.com® and Best Buy® stores,
HomeDepot.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,
electrical distributors and home technology professionals. The free
Lutron App for Caséta Wireless is available on Google
Play®
and iTunes®.
Visit www.casetawireless.com
for more information.

Where to Buy RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS

RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS are available from authorized dealers in the
U.S. and Canada, as well as authorized dealers in select regions of
Central and South America. Some components are also available in Europe.
Visit www.lutron.com/wheretobuy
to locate an authorized dealer.

Caséta Wireless, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS enables dimming of
incandescent, halogen, dimmable CFL and dimmable LED bulbs – visit the Lutron
LED Control Center of Excellence
 for more information about
compatible bulbs.

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.

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Contacts

Corporate
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Melissa Andresko
Communications
Director-Public Relations
mandresko@lutron.com
or
Agency
MBooth
Rachel
Grady
Senior Account Supervisor
lutron@mbooth.com