I have been told there is no Caseta switch that can dim my $600 worth of lights I just bought specifically integrate with my new Caseta system. Booooo!
Someone told me to buy another Lutron device that costs $163 that caseta could control, that would dim this device.... ($220ish to control and dim one light) Booooo!
This light I have is just waaay to bright to ever be switched on at 100%. $163 per light plus a Caseta switch (if switched independently as I want) is just not happening.
1. If the above is wrong, please correct me.
2. Right now here is the least expensive workaround I can come up with, but I'm hoping some of you genius types on the interweb can help a brother out with a better solution, or tell me that this will or won't work:
Plan: Wire the light to a DVSTV switch (never wired one of these up) which apparently works with my light to dim it. Hopefully set that lightswitch so it comes on at a preset dim %, and then leave it on... and then control the power to that light with a Caseta plug-in switch upstream. Will the DVSTV switch come back to it's last setting in the event of "power failure" IE: me cutting the power to it via the Caseta switch?
I am a newbie, but if you were to ask me my opinion on Caseta so far, I'd say it is badass but the two major oversights so far is not being able to dim my LED lights after I bought dimmable LED lights and a dimmable Caseta switch, And also the fact that there is not a Caseta controlled in-wall dimmer that also has a motion sensor over-ride. BOOOOO! Yes, capital booo on that one, because walking into a room and having the lights turn on is automation 101.... Having scenes that operate only if someone is actually in the room to appreciate the majesty of automation is eco-friendly and quite frankly just a glaring hole in the design (ok, ok, there is prob some technical reason why this isn't possible, but I'm just sayin')
If a scene turns on and there is nobody in the room to receive the photons, does the Diodes really Emit Light? Yes, the answer is YES. I've seen it happen myself. ;)
The above is the Lutron version of Sports Center's segment entitled: "C'MON MAN!!!"