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Lutron Caseta Wireless

After testing many products I decided to install Lutron Caseta Wireless light switches throughout my house and it would be wonderful to be able to control those for many recipes. Thank you!

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  • I already have written and SDK for this, check out this page. It supports the wall dimmers and scenes.

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  • I understand what the SDK does, but being a person who has not dealt with code, isnt' it a bit "dangerous" OS wise for a novice to try to go through all the steps to access the Brain and implant this "code" on the brain?  Am I just wrong, or is it not as complicated to do as it appears??? I have an IT guru at work that could help me with the basics of the "how",  I just don't know how deep the weeds would get!  I certainly don't want to hose up my new NEEO!!!!

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    • Brian Habegger The code does not get installed on the brain, it uses the official SDK that NEEO makes available. You will need a raspberry pi or an always on machine to run my driver. My driver basically acts as a bridge and gives the neeo access to Lutron Caseta's brain.

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    • Brian Hawkins    Brian Habegger

      I will add that it is possible, via bad plugin code, to have error messages appear on the remote ("something fishy happened") - however you simple need to fix the plugin code and reinstall the associated devices to fix the issue.  So you can't really screw up the brain/remote - only mess with it a bit!

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    • Brian Hawkins  So an "always on" machine. I am assuming this would be like a PC or a Mac, or does it have to be a Rasberry?  If so, the code get's installed on the "host computer" and the host  makes the communications between the Brain and the Caseta brain..... is this right?  Sorry, the idea of installing drivers etc can be a bit overwhelming, even to one like me who for the most part loves to tackle new challenges when it comes to home automation!

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    • Brian Habegger Yes it can be any machine that can run nodejs, I run mine on a windows server, and develop on a mac. You are correct your host machine will find the neeo brain as well as the caseta hub, once done you add the devices like normal in the neeo app.

      I have made the app easy to install, once you install node and npm you can just run the command: npm i neeo-driver-lutron-caseta-smartbridge

      This will download and install all the required dependencies onto your host. Niels has a great writeup on how the SDK works, but if you are not developing you can run the npm command above and have it all working.

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  • So, if I am reading this correctly, it could run on my Mac?  And when you say the host machine needs to be on, does that mean never going into any type of power saving or sleep mode?  It would need to be a machine that is always at full power and fully "awake"?  Sorry for my seemingly endless questions! 

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    • Brian Habegger 

      Correct on both questions - you could run it on mac and it needs to be fully awake (since the mac is the one doing the processing).

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  • Have a look at this amazing introduction , that will help you get started.

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  • My my...  I just read a good review for a Lutron Caseta wall-switch dimmer and was disappointed not to see it in 'Works with NEEO'.  That's how I landed here.

    The part of the NEEO marketing about being "Insanely Easy" doesn't include the sdk coding (this amazing introduction)  I suspect.

    Is the idea here that this will evolve and then be fully coded and migrated to NEEO, so Lutron Caseta will actually "work with neeo"?  Or will the extra steps and the extra always-on-PC always be needed?

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  • Yes, that will evolve in two ways, first is that we are working on many more official drivers, second is that we are also working on a way to integrate user-written drivers directly on the NEEO Brain by using an official process that goes over NEEO.

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  • So glad to hear! Thanks Patrick

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  • Patrick, that will be much appreciated.... to have to have a live PC at all times to run Caseta seems a bit silly, considering the horsepower that NEEO is supposed to have! Keep us posted! Looking forward to integrating my NEEO with my Caseta switches!

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  • I am very appreciative to Brian for the work he has put in to creating a driver and even trying to explain how it is to be installed and running on a dedicated host.  Thank you Brian.

    I must add that I am very, very disappointed with this remote.   Through all the delays and  lack of updates to the backers I kept quiet, having faith in the developers that they would eventually create a device that would be as good and easy to use as the hype that was spouted to us for over two years.,  Sadly, they did not.  Having to learn to code a driver and expecting us to even contemplate having an, "Always On" device to allow this product to do what it was promised to do is mind boggling in my humble opinion.  I can honestly say that this is, by far the worst piece of useless gadgetry I have ever purchased and feel so let down by its creator, in whom I had placed so much trust and faith. 

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      • Max Well
      • Max_Well
      • 1 yr ago
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      David Morrow While there are certain things lacking in the early release of NEEO, I think you are being a bit extreme and honestly have probably not backed many other gadgets from Kickstarter/Indegogo or are exaggerating your frustration. The other home control devices I have received often barely even start up, and none of them have this incredible world of support that NEEO offers. Give them a little time as improvements and new releases are coming very quickly now. And remember there are only a few hundred, or maybe a couple thousand NEEO actually in customers hands. We are the early lucky ones!

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    • Max Well It is quite true that I have not back Any other project on Kickstarter nor will I be doing so in the future.  As for, "exaggerating" my frustrations ......I would like to say that I am not one who is prone to exaggerating.  I find that remark offensive and the equivalent to calling me a liar.  In my 54 years on this planet I have never left a negative review or comment about Anything or anyone.  I simply feel like this was touted to be the easiest  remote to setup and use yet it has truly been  the most complicated, useless piece of expensive technology I own.  From my Samsung TV to my A/V receiver to my Cable box and my lutron  system.........not one is without issues when using this remote.  That is no exaggeration.  My old Harmony One and $15 Universal remote from Best Buy handles all these much better, even with their limitations than the Neeo does.  The Neeo is so ineffective that right now is is nothing but a nice looking hunk of metal.  Again, no exaggeration.  Frustrated?  YES!

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    • David Morrow 

      I supported the Pebble Time on Kickstarter for more money than the NEEO. I did received it but never lived up to the promises and after being sold to Fitbit, support has gone.

      I believe that NEEO will provide me much more value than the Pebble.

      The NEEO team is very committed and I believe working with the team rather than against the team will get me much farther.

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  • David Morrow Welcome on Planet NEEO.

    Are you having other issues than missing the Lutron integration? If yes, please let us know in a separate thread, we and all other members of Planet NEEO help wherever we can to get your issues solved as quickly as possible.

    We do not "expect you to be coding and have a PC running all the time". This is an option for advanced users to get everything they dream if going right away before we have finished the official drivers. We will also be implementing user-written drivers in the future which can then be run directly on the NEEO Brain. 

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      • Ian Riopel
      • Ian_Riopel
      • 4 mths ago
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      Patrick Patrick Any update on the Lutron Caseta integration? It seems to be still be missing from the "works with NEEO" page.  I'm considering going NEEO over Savant and hope this integration exists or is short term roadmap.

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  • Here, here to that request !!!  This is something that I and others thought was going to be included at the outset and we have yet to see an integration that will work with Lutron, short of having to set up an SDK with a separate computer .... come on Patrick, that pretty much negates the value of NEEO...  we can do work arounds with IFTTT and other technology out there but they, like and SDK are clumsy and lackluster at best....  We simply want NEEO to be the one stop shop we were sold on when we became backers!!! 

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    • Brian Habegger I will say from my experience with Lutron, they were not too keen on giving me an official SDK when I asked earlier this year to get my Neeo plugin working again. My plugin should still work just fine on the pro bridges where LEAP interface still exists, but the cheap ones like I have that come with the starter kits are tied into this really locked down approach. I know there is a workaround but its really involved and would require a lot of pre setup.  

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  • I moved a further Lutron request to the Archive. As I mentioned in the other thread, we will continue here. All missing votes are counted. (11)

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  • Im sure looking forward to official built in support for lutron caseta wireless systems.  I currently enjoy a home with around 50 lutron devices through 2 running bridges.  Would love these to show up on the remote!

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  • I just want to through my hat into the ring on this one and say that Lutron Caseta is quickly becoming on of the most ubiquious home automation lighting kits around. I look forward to when you have support for Lutron Caseta. Thank you for all your hardwork!

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