Getting ready to buy dimmers. outlets and switches for a full gut remodel. Need opinions/advice!

Welcome! Sounds like an exciting project! :sunglasses: ( I’ve moved this to projects so you can get individualized responses based on your own needs and preferences.)

You may have already looked at this, but for anyone else finding this thread later, the following topic discusses the various features that switches might have and why you might choose one brand over another. The discussion of light switches starts around post 40.

If you’re asking if Lutron makes a rocker switch, no, they don’t. The fact is that all networked switches rest in a neutral position, not up for on and down for off. When you’re buying a rocker switch that is networked it’s just so that it seems natural to someone who is used to the non-networked switches. But the switch is always going to return to the neutral position.

Lutron chose instead to make a momentary switch that looks like a momentary switch. You press for either on or off, or hold for dim.

Their pico remotes come in many different styles and colors and can be used as an auxiliary in a three-way set up with almost all of their master switches. So that’s what most people who get the Lutron switches do.

The picos themselves can be quite inexpensive, anywhere from $19 to about $29 depending on the style, so if you already bought the bridge and the master switch they are an inexpensive way to add a virtual three-way anywhere you want.

But there are a number of other brands and options.

The Lutron maestros are good switches for anywhere that you don’t need a networked switch. But they will not combine well with the Fibaro micros. If you want to use the Fibaros, just use a regular dumb switch with them.


Again, see the device class feature thread for some discussion of these:

At present, Lutron does not make a networked outlet that will work with SmartThings.

There are a number of zwave brands that work well, so you just have to find one that looks the way you like. The gocontrol/linear model is one of the plainer ones, no logos, and is popular for that reason: