Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., a provider of energy-saving, wireless light and shade control, announced three new features for its HomeWorks QS total home control system.

1.         RF SoftSwitch® Module

  • switches large loads, like landscape lighting, pumps, and gates, without any wear on the relay,  and without the need for multiple devices
  • can switch an entire branch circuit of lighting, up to 16A, from Pico® wireless remotes, system keypads, and smartphones
  • $149 suggested list price
  • begins shipping October 15, 2013


2.        120V DIN Rail Power Module with EcoSystem®

  • a DIN rail mounted controller  that ensures compatibility with the Lutron EcoSystem LED drivers and ballasts
  • provides system flexibility by controlling up to several fixtures
  • $950 suggested list price
  • begins shipping November 1, 2013


3.        Daylight Control Package

  • allows a HomeWorks QS system to respond to ambient light levels based on the controller (sensor) settings, allowing homeowners to enjoy the energy-saving benefits of daylight
  • $900 suggested list price includes a power pack, daylight sensor, and LC8 controller
  • available now

“These new features significantly enhance the energy-saving features of a HomeWorks QS system,” said Rich Black, director, Residential Product Management and Business Development at Lutron. “It’s important to provide homeowners with a system that allows them to take advantage of the newest energy-saving strategies like LED control and ambient light detection,” Black said.