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    L-BDG-WH vs. L-BDG2-WH Capabilities?

    What is the difference in capabilities between the L-BDG-WH vs. L-BDG2-WH bridges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAlvis View Post
    What is the difference in capabilities between the L-BDG-WH vs. L-BDG2-WH bridges?
    The only difference is that the L-BDG2-WH is HomeKit/Siri capable, and the L-BDG-WH is not HomeKit/Siri capable.

    Otherwise, they both have the same past and future Caseta function and control capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian W. View Post
    The only difference is that the L-BDG2-WH is HomeKit/Siri capable, and the L-BDG-WH is not HomeKit/Siri capable.

    Otherwise, they both have the same past and future Caseta function and control capabilities.
    So, if I understand correctly, for non Apple phone users, e.g. Android users, the L-BDG2-WH does NOT offer any advantages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAlvis View Post
    So, if I understand correctly, for non Apple phone users, e.g. Android users, the L-BDG2-WH does NOT offer any advantages.
    You are absolutely correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian W. View Post
    The only difference is that the L-BDG2-WH is HomeKit/Siri capable, and the L-BDG-WH is not HomeKit/Siri capable.

    Otherwise, they both have the same past and future Caseta function and control capabilities.
    I just got an L-BDG and it has a sticker in the front that says "Works with Apple HomeKit", so is there really today a difference between L-BDG and L-BDG2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimerize View Post
    I just got an L-BDG and it has a sticker in the front that says "Works with Apple HomeKit", so is there really today a difference between L-BDG and L-BDG2?
    The L-BDG should not have had a "Works with Apple HomeKit" sticker on it as it doesn't have the required internal hardware that is needed for it to interface with Apple HomeKit.

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    The picture below shows a Caseta kit (inwall dimmer + smart bridge + pico) and we notice the Apple HomeKit sticker on the left side. On the lower right side we notice the model of the bridge, which is L-BDG. Upon inquiring with Lutron in Coopersburg, Jim told me the L-BDG2 was a temporary model # for when Apple HK came out, but by now all smart bridges are HK enabled and back with the original model #.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimerize View Post
    The picture below shows a Caseta kit (inwall dimmer + smart bridge + pico) and we notice the Apple HomeKit sticker on the left side. On the lower right side we notice the model of the bridge, which is L-BDG. Upon inquiring with Lutron in Coopersburg, Jim told me the L-BDG2 was a temporary model # for when Apple HK came out, but by now all smart bridges are HK enabled and back with the original model #.

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    What is the number on the back of the bridge (the number on the next line directly below where it says "Caseta Wireless")?

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    Indeed it says L-BDG2 on the bridge's label (attached picture). So L-BDG on the box and L-BDG2 on the device inside the box: how confusing!

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    I see how this can be confusing. The bridge you have is definitely HomeKit compatible.

    I'll have to talk with our engineers and marketing departments. Thanks for the heads-up.

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