Insteon vs. Lutron

Insteon vs Lutron

Today, we’ll take a look at the differences between the Insteon vs. Lutron Smart Bridge Pro.

Of them all, the most important is Lutron’s flexible smart home integration capabilities & it’s a wider range of accessories that you can opt for.

It’s really a no brainer that Lutron Smart Bridge Pro with it’s improved app design and compatibility, as well as it’s advanced technology is a better option to go for when comparing the two models.


The Short Version

Insteon Hub = Measures at 1.5 x 7 x 3.75 inches, compatible w/ Insteon Devices, comes in white, power consumption of 2W, operating temperature from 32º – 104º F, only compatible w/ Insteon Wired Thermostat & Nest Thermostat, Insteon supported protocol, works with Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant for voice control. 

Lutron Smart Bridge Pro = Measures at 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches, compatible w/ IOS and Android app, comes in white, power consumption of 1.3W, operating temperature from 32 °F to 104 °F, compatible w/ Lutron Wireless Thermostat, Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat, Nest Learning Thermostat, Ecobee Wi-Fi Thermostat & Carrier Côr™ and Wi-Fi thermostats, Lutron® Clear Connect® supported protocol.

Which one are you getting?

Insteon Central Controller Hub, Compatible with Alexa, 2245-222
Lutron Caseta L-BDGPRO2-WH - SmartBridge Pro Programmed Via Lutron App, White

Last update on 2020-05-31 at 14:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Insteon vs. Lutron — Easy Comparison Chart

Insteon Hub Lutron Smart Bridge Pro
Supported ProtocolsInsteonLutron Clear Connect®
Power Consumption2W1.3W
AppIOS and AndroidIOS and Android
Compatible with thermostatInsteon Wired Thermostat, Nest ThermostatLutron Wireless Thermostat,Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat,Nest Learning Thermostat,Ecobee Wi-Fi Thermostat,Carrier Côr™ and Wi-Fi thermostats
Operating Temperature32º – 104º F32 °F to 104 °F
Available ColorsWhiteWhite
Dimensions3.7 x 3.7 x 1.5 inches2.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches

Insteon vs. Lutron — What’s Different?

Lutron

Reliability – Unfortunately during a few installation situations, there have been issues with Insteon hub.

Mainly because Insteon is using the electrical signal as a carrier wave, which can potentially cause malfunctioning.

While Lutron uses a different type of technology, Lutron Clear Connect, which doesn’t cause this.

Accessories – Lutron also comes with unique accessories such as the Pico remote control which essentially allows you to control your smart bridge with a remote, rather than just an app.

Additionally, there are two types of remotes you can choose from, the Pico Audio remote which lets you control any type of Sonos Speakers to skip or pause a track.

You can also get a similar remote that’s designed for smart lights as well.

While Insteon is only compatible with Mini remote control addition.

Compatibility – Lutron also offers integrations with a large number of products such as remote-controlled shades (Serena), wireless thermostats (Honeywell, Ecobee, Nest), and other technology such as the Nest Cam, IFTTT, Apple Watch and many more.

While Insteon is only compatible with a select line of Insteon products. Although, it does also support Nest Learning Thermostat and Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant for voice control.

Apps – Both devices come with their own app that can be operated via your smart device.

Luckily, both Lutron smart bridge pro and Insteon are compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

Size – Lutron Smart Bridge comes with more compact dimensions of 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 inches., while Insteon is slightly bulkier measuring at 3.7 x 3.7 x 1.5 inches.

Insteon Central Controller Hub, Compatible with Alexa, 2245-222
Lutron Caseta L-BDGPRO2-WH - SmartBridge Pro Programmed Via Lutron App, White

Last update on 2020-05-31 at 14:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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