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Want to control your lights? Just ask Google

03 August 2017

With just a few words, you can have hands-free assistance controlling lights in your connected home, whether you’re in your living room or away from home.

Google Home and Pico, two means of controlling your lighting with Lutron

Lutron Electronics announced integration with Google Assistant, allowing homeowners to easily control their lighting with Lutron GRAFIK RA 2 and HomeWorks QS systems using Google Home, offering greater flexibility and peace of mind. Now – with a few words – you can have hands-free assistance controlling lights in your connected home, whether you’re in your living room relaxing on the couch or away from home.

“Lutron continues to work with best-in-class companies to enhance our customers’ connected home experience” said David Ribbons, Director of Sales, Europe and Africa at Lutron Electronics. “With the Google Assistant, customers can interact with, and direct their connected homes easier than ever, and for today’s busy families, this service is invaluable.”

Google Home, a voice-enabled speaker powered by the Google Assistant, allows you to take advantage of Google’s rich history in search by asking it any range of questions. You can also stream music and manage everyday tasks – and now, with Lutron’s new alliance, you can easily control lighting and motorised window treatments throughout the house with just your voice. Getting your home party-ready when you have your hands full preparing dinner is as simple as saying, “Ok, Google, play my party playlist” and follow it up by “Ok, Google, turn on party scene.” Your connected home will do the rest. 

In addition to Google Home, the integration with Lutron and the Google Assistant is available with the Assistant on eligible Android phones and iPhones. With this on-the-go control, you can calm your worries of leaving the lights on by saying, “Ok, Google, turn on goodbye”. And when returning home, telling the Google Assistant “Ok, Google, turn on welcome” means you can have a bright home waiting for you when you arrive at night. 

The Google Assistant works with Lutron’s GRAFIK RA 2 and HomeWorks QS systems via the Lutron Connect Bridge and App. The free Lutron Connect App is available for both Apple and Android smart devices.  

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