Lutron Electronics has announced the release of RadioRA 3. Featuring the first-ever line of wall controls with both light bar design and IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity, a new all-in-one processor powered by PoE (Power over Ethernet), and new simpler PC programming software and app-based editing features, Lutron promises that RadioRA 3 will transform how installers – and their customers – experience home lighting control. Installers can now entice their customers with new customizable controls that offer the smart home features homeowners want most, such as coming home to a well-lit house and transforming a room into a comfort zone with the touch of a button or a voice command.
New Wall Controls
Lutron’s RadioRA 3 system includes new SUNNATA RF keypads, dimmers, and switches that feature the light bar design and come in a new, wider range of contemporary colors to enhance any décor. A soft glow makes the controls easy to find in the dark, and the dimmer’s capacitive touch technology allows clients to set the lighting with a touch or swipe of the light bar. IoT connectivity gives homeowners control of their lighting through the Lutron app, voice assistant, remote or wall control. The new SUNNATA RF dimmer features PRO LED+ technology for dimming of LED, halogen, incandescent, MLV, and ELV lighting. So, installers need only to remember one dimmer model for virtually any job.
New Processor Simplifies Installation
The new processor is powered by PoE, so pros can place it centrally in the home, without need for a nearby power outlet, to optimize the system’s RF network connectivity. It allows clients to connect up to 200 devices featuring Lutron’s proprietary ClearConnect RF technology for reliable performance. It is easy to program via computer and through Lutron’s app, which can be used on the jobsite to efficiently commission the system, refine settings easily, and incorporate real-time client feedback. Also, it’s simple to make system changes remotely, post install, meaning fewer truck rolls for service. RadioRA 3 offers backwards compatibility with most RadioRA 2 and RA2 Select devices, so existing customers can expand their systems with new RadioRA 3 wall controls.
RadioRA 3 works with more connected brands (Control4, Creston, ELAN, RTI, Savant, URC, and more) than any other dedicated lighting control or motorized shading system in its class, according to the company. And, now that Lutron’s new LEAP API is natively embedded in the programming software of the top control systems, installers save valuable time when integrating RadioRA 3 to work in tandem with other systems. It also works with all the top brands homeowners ask for, including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Ring, Sonos, and others.
RadioRA 3 will be available in late January 2022 through electrical and audio/visual distributors and from Lutron direct dealers. Learn more at RadioRa3.Lutron.com.