Lutron RA2 Select vs. RadioRA 2

Lutron RA2 Select vs RadioRA 2

So, what are the differences between the Lutron RA2 Select vs. RadioRA 2? 

The big differences are RadioRA’s 2 improved coverage range, as well as the number of devices that can be connected making it a better fit for larger homes.

While the more affordable Lutron RA2 Select is a better choice for smaller spaces.

In terms of compatibility and accessories, both models are very similar.


The Short Version

Lutron RA2 Select = Can connect w/ up to 100 devices, up to 5,000 sq. ft. coverage range, Pico zone controls, Pico keypad & RF Maestro dimmers and switches style controls, no GRAFIK Eye, Sivoia QS Wireless† & Sivoia QS Triathlon shades, Third-party integration & Lutron Wireless thermostat control, RF occupancy/vacancy sensors, no dimming panels, Lutron app software, Maestro RF fan control, supports, Alexa, Google assistant, HomeKit& IFTTT, works with SmartThings, Logitech, Nest & Sonos.

= Can connect w/ up to 200 devices, up to 7,500 sq. ft. coverage range, Pico zone controls, Pico keypads, RF Maestro dimmers, and switches, RF seeTouch keypads. RF seeTouch hybrid keypads, GRAFIK T dimmer, and switch & GRAFIK T Hybrid keypad, GRAFIK Eye QS Wireless, Sivoia QS Wireless & Sivoia QS Triathlon shades, Third-party integration, Lutron Wireless thermostat, Lutron HVAC controller & TouchPRO Wireless thermostat control, RF occupancy/vacancy & RF temperature sensors, WPM dimming panels, Connect App, Maestro RF fan control, no IFTTT, compatible w/ Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit & Alexa, doesn’t work with Wink & SmartThings, works with Nest, Sonos & Logitech, professional installation preferable.

Which one are you getting?

Lutron RA2 Select Starter Kit White - RR-SEL-KIT-1

Last update on 2020-09-22 at 09:59 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Lutron RA2 Select vs. RadioRA 2 — Easy Comparison Chart

Lutron RA2 Select
Temperature controlThird-party integrationLutron Wireless thermostatThird-party integration
Lutron Wireless thermostat
Lutron HVAC controller
TouchPRO Wireless thermostat
Designer style controlsPico zone controls
Pico keypads
RF Maestro dimmers and switches
Pico zone controls
Pico keypads
RF Maestro dimmers and switches
RF seeTouch keypads
RF seeTouch hybrid keypads
GRAFIK T dimmer and switch
GRAFIK T Hybrid keypad
Requires Professional InstallationDIY/ProfessionalProfessional Installation Preferable
System size100 devices200 devices
CoverageUp to 5,000 sq. ft.Up to 7,500 sq. ft.
FinishOver 45 colors availableOver 45 colors available
Works with LogitechYesNo
GRAFIK EyeN/AYes
ShadesSivoia QS Wireless†Sivoia QS TriathlonSivoia QS WirelessSivoia QS Triathlon
SensorsRF occupancy/vacancyRF occupancy/vacancy
RF temperature
Works with SonosYesYes
Works with NestYesYes
Dimming panelsN/AWPM
IFTTTYesN/A
SoftwareLutron AppConnect App
Fan ControlMaestro RF fan controlMaestro RF fan control
AlexaYesYes
Apple HomeKitYesYes
GoogleYesYes
Works with SmartThingsYesN/A

Lutron RA2 Select vs. RadioRA 2 — What’s Different?

Lutron Ra 2 Select

Designer Style Controls – RA 2 comes with a wider product line up which includes RF seeTouch keypads, the GRAFIK T dimmer and switch, as well as the GRAFIK T Hybrid keypad.
However, both Lutron Select and RA 2 integrate with Pico zone controls and keypads, and the RF Maestro dimmers and switches.

Temperature Control & Sensors – Both systems also include the occupancy and vacancy sensors that will enable you to save on energy costs in the long term.

However, RadioRA 2 supports a few more systems, as it also works flawlessly with the Lutron HVAC controller and TouchPRO Wireless thermostat.

While Lutron RA2 Select works quite well with the Lutron wireless thermostat, as well as other products such as ecobee, Honeywell and Nest.

Installation – When it comes to the setup process, RadioRA 2 is definitely more challenging while it should be fine if you have the know-how when it comes to the installation, professional set up might be the best option.

While RA 2 is also a little tricky, it’s not as complicated as RadioRA 2.

Coverage – Since RadioRA 2 supports more connected devices, it makes sense for it to have a wider coverage range as well.

So while Lutron Select comes with a range of 5000 sq ft, RadioRA 2 beats it with its 7500 sq ft coverage.

System Size – The RadioRA 2 additionally supports up to 200 connected devices, which is a lot more than Lutron Select’s 100 different connections.

Software – In terms of app control, Lutron RA2 Select supports the standard Lutron app, while RadioRA 2 offers compatibility with the more advanced Lutron Connect software.

Price – When it comes to the price, it makes sense for RA2 to be pricier than Lutron RA2 Select based on the features and technology it offers.

IFTTT – If you like the idea of using IFTTT, then you’ll be happy to know that Lutron RA2 is IFTTT compatible.

Unfortunately, Radio RA2 offers no compatibility with this software.

Shades – Both Lutron Select and RA 2 are also compatible with the Lutron shades.

However, with RA 2 Select you have the option of using Sivoia QS Wireless and QS Triathlon shades, yet without the tilt function.

While RadioRA 2 is compatible with the same models and offers the tilt feature.

Lutron RA2 Select Starter Kit White - RR-SEL-KIT-1

Last update on 2020-09-22 at 09:59 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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