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What is the Caseta Smart Hub and when do I need one
This article describes the features of the different Caséta Smart Hubs and when a user would want to add one to their system.
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Before You Begin
4: What is the difference between the Caséta Smart Hub (L-BDG2-WH) and the Caséta Pro Smart Hub (L-BDGPRO2-WH)?
Before You Begin
The Caséta Smart Hub controls Lutron’s Caséta Wireless family of products. If you are unsure if you are using Caséta devices, please visit the Caséta Products page to confirm the devices currently installed in your home match what is listed on the product page.
What is the Caséta Smart Hub?
The Caséta Smart Hub is the control center for your Caséta smart home devices. It uses Lutron’s Clear Connect wireless technology to communicate with your Caséta switches, dimmers, fan controls, Pico remotes, and sensors.
The smart hub connects to an available LAN port on your router using the included ethernet cable. It does not communicate over Wi-Fi, so the system still works locally even if your internet is down.
For more information about the Caséta Smart Hub, visit the Caséta Smart Hub Advantage page.
The Smart Hub gives you the ability to control your Caséta devices (up to 75 per hub) wirelessly via the Lutron app whether you are connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network or away.
With the Caséta Smart Hub, the Lutron app also allows you to easily control your devices with scenes, schedules, and third-party assistants (like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit) to automatically control your lights.
Add the Lutron app widget to your smartphone’s home screen to quickly activate a scene.
For more information on the Caséta Smart Hub’s features, visit the Smart Living page.
The Caséta Smart Hub is compatible with Apple HomeKit for wireless control of your Caséta devices through the Apple iOS system including the Siri personal voice assistant. For more information visit Smart Lighting Control for Apple HomeKit.
Connecting the Alexa voice service to Caséta allows you to manage your smart home with voice commands simply by asking Alexa. For more information visit Smart Lighting Control for Alexa.
Caséta easily integrates with Google Home so your smartphone or the Google Assistant voice service can control your lighting and other smart products. For more information visit Smart Lighting Control for Google Home.
In addition to Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa, the Caséta Smart hub also supports other connected home solutions. Visit the Caséta Works With page for more information.
What is the difference between the Caséta Smart Hub (L-BDG2-WH) and the Caséta Pro Smart Hub (L-BDGPRO2-WH)?
Although both hubs appear identical on the outside, there are a few differences between them. The image below shows which features are supported by both hubs:
Figure 4: Comparing the L-BDG2-WH to the L-BDGPRO2-WH
Note: Certain Audio/Video, whole home, and security system integrations require the Caséta Pro Smart Hub. Refer to that third party’s documentation to confirm compatibility prior to purchase.
Need help setting up your new Caséta Smart Hub or replacing an existing hub? Review the Smart Hub (formerly known as Smart Bridge) Set-up & Troubleshooting article for tips and tricks on setting up your smart hub.