Lutron RadioRA2 Bows at CEDIA Expo
Lutron Electronics said it would begin shipping the eventual successor to its RadioRA system – RadioRA2 – to select projects beginning in October, with a full-scale rollout slated for January.
The new system, characterized by David Weinstein, vice president of residential sales, as a “scalable, mid-market solution” due to lowered pricing of certain key system elements it shares with its predecessor. It is a redesign of the original, and uses Lutron’s new Clear Connect RF technology, optimized for automation and suited to renovated or new-construction applications, said the company. But RA2 offers stepped-up capabilities that were added in response to integrator wireless and retrofit needs.
For example, the legacy RadioRA system offers 64-device capability with the use of the company’s Chronos device; the RA2 is scalable for anywhere from two to 200 devices, and components may be added to expand the system from a single-room to a whole-home solution. Single-room base packages will run anywhere from $1,200 to $1,300 list, while whole-home base packages start at around $5,000, said Jeremy Kleinberg, Lutron’s senior marketing representative.