Lutron Electronics, world leaders in smart lighting and home automation, have in the past few days announced the introduction of two new Maestro Wireless in-wall sensors. The sensors are designed and optimised for use as part of the company’s Vive scalable, wireless lighting system.
Lutron’s new sensors comprise a 0-10 V dimmer/sensor model and a sensor/switch model. Both are easy to install and can be direct replacements to existing controls in a standard wall box.
The 0-10 v dimmer/sensor model combines automated, occupancy-based control of light, manual dimming control, and wireless communication to other Vive system devices in a single piece of hardware.
The sensor/switch model, meanwhile, provides manual or automated, occupancy based on/off control as well as wireless communication to Vive devices.
According to Lutron’s announcement, either model would be ideal for retrofit projects. Those might include private offices, commercial open offices, or K-12 and higher-ed spaces, where the sensors can easily replace existing wired devices.
The new model sensors communicate wirelessly to Lutron Pico remote controls or other Vive wireless sensors making it easy to add additional wall controls without running new wire.
They each also offer superior sensitivity and ultra-reliable performance via Lutron XCT technology. That can prevent false ON events and ensure that clients will not be left in the dark, at least according to Lutron.