I moved into a ten year old house a few months ago that was in dire need of electronics upgrades. Many of the rooms had old style Lutron dimmers, several for each room. So turning on a “scene” meant going to each dimmer and setting it individually. That part of the house has lent itself nicely to being upgraded with SmartThings, now with over 80 devices. The central living area of the house has a Lutron RadioRa system with Grafik Eye 3000 controllers. This is pretty outdated stuff, and difficult at best to interface to in any way, let alone automate.
So I’m faced with the question of what to do about this Lutron system. One path would be to invest in upgrading to RadioRa 2, which opens up more smart control options including web based and mobile, but not integration with ST that I know of. Another path would be to replace the Lutron system with something else. The “something else” would have to be RF based and have multi-button Decora size scene selectors. A third path would be to crack the nut of interfacing from ST to Grafik Eye 3000, either via Telnet to the controllers, or by some other means. In theory I suppose one could create such an interface and map Lutron devices into ST.
My question for the community is: what would you suggest to do?