Smart Lighting Strategies for Every Home and Business

Three Simple Ways to Save Energy and Money

Lutron's unique line of dimmers, occupancy/vacancy sensors and timers reduce lighting energy use, optimize system performance, and enhance the visual environment of homes, businesses and large commercial campuses. That's why retrofitting light sources now with a combination of Lutron dimmers, sensors and timers to maximize energy efficiency is a smart strategy for light control in every home and business.

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Lutron C•L® Dimmers

With 100-, 75-, 60-, and 40-watt incandescent lamps scheduled to become unavailable for purchase in 2014, the demand for high-efficacy light sources such as compact fluorescents (CFLs), LEDs and advanced halogen lamps is increasing. However, dimming them may be difficult with a standard dimmer, even dimmable versions of these lamps have not eliminated these difficulties.

To combat these issues, Lutron's award-winning C•L Dimmers are designed and UL listed to control a broad range of dimmable compact fluorescent and LED lamps. These dimmers alleviate the challenges of dimming CFLs and LEDs – even when more than one lamp type is used on the same circuit – and offer more reliable dimming performance over incandescent dimmers. C•L Dimmers also provide full-range dimming for incandescent and halogen lamps.

Maestro C•L features include:

  • True multi-location dimming from every location
  • Touch rocker to adjust light level
  • LEDs indicate light level and glow softly in the dark as a locator light
  • Delayed off provides light while occupants leave a room
  • Maintains stable light levels, despite power line frequency and voltage variations
  • Programming allows customized functions
  • Mechanical air-gap to disconnect load power
  • 100 percent factory tested

Occupancy Sensors

Energy is often wasted in spaces that are not occupied. Lutron occupancy sensors automatically turn lights off in unoccupied spaces to save energy and money.

Thanks to Lutron's exclusive XCT™ detection technology, Maestro sensors reliably detect fine motion to ensure lights stay on when a room is occupied. Both the Maestro occupancy sensing switch and Maestro occupancy sensing dimmer easily replace an existing switch with no new wiring and work with all load types. This simple, energy-saving solution can be easily installed in both commercial and residential applications – it's easy to retrofit and can be set to occupancy or vacancy mode (vacancy only versions are available to meet California Title 24 requirements).

For larger areas, or those where an in-wall sensor would be obstructed, a Radio Powr Savr™ wireless occupancy sensor communicates to Lutron wireless dimmers, switches, plug-in controls and ceiling-mount modules.

By pairing a wireless occupancy sensor with a ceiling-mount module with contact closure output, HVAC also can be controlled to save even more energy when a space is unoccupied.

Lutron Radio Powr Savr chart In response to information received from Radio Powr Savr occupancy/vacancy sensor, the PowPak contact closure output module communicates room occupancy to the Variable Air Volume (VAV) terminal unit. By not heating or cooling the unoccupied room, the electricity consumed by the HVAC system can be reduced.


Timers are a great solution to controlling exterior lights, lights in low-traffic areas and exhaust fans. Lutron's Maestro eco-timer® can be used in bathrooms to ensure that exhaust fans automatically turn off – and since there is no override function, the timer will always count down to save energy. Combining a Maestro eco-timer® with a Maestro sensing switch or dimmer increases both energy and cost savings in a space. Together, these products ensure lights and exhaust fans turn off.

Contact your Graybar representative to learn more about saving energy and money with Lutron's full line of C•L Dimmers, Occupancy Sensors and Timers!

Quick Tip

Light control is more affordable than ever! Tax incentives and utility rebates are often available for energy-saving light controls – visit for a list of those currently available by state.