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    Smarthings Hub with Caseta

    Hello,

    I have a SmartThings Hub and a Caseta SmartHub.
    Do I need to have both Hubs online or can I control my Lutron dimmer through the Smartthings Hub and do away with the Caseta hub?

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    You must have the Lutron bridge. The dimmers communicate with a proprietary RF protocol, so the Lutron bridge is required to control the dimmers. The Smartthings integration is a cloud integration, meaning that your internet connection must also be functional.
    Evan Kirkhart- Home Electronics Solutions
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    Thanks Evan.
    if I want to limit the number of hubs I have is there any way for me to dim the lights using just the Smartthings hub?
    Would i Have to use an LED dimmer other than the lutron?

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    No. You can't control Caseta devices directly using Smartthings. The Smartthings hub only uses Z-Wave and Zigbee technologies. You could buy a dimmer that uses those technologies, but I've given up on Zigbee and Zwave due to unreliability, slow response time, etc. If you keep your networking equipment somewhere hidden, I don't see why having multiple hubs would be an issue.
    Evan Kirkhart- Home Electronics Solutions
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    I'm not familiar with SmartThings but there are some hubs out there that directly support Caseta. Wink will control Caseta and Serena with no Lutrhon hub required. Wink doesn't have a lot of technical info on their website so I could not find out how many devices it supports.

    I have used Wink. I find the interface very clumsy but functionally it works very good.
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