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The Benefits of Total Home Control

Save energy with wireless total home control from Lutron

Total home control is the ability to adjust the amount of daylight and electric light, the temperature, and the power used by appliances in a room, or throughout your home.

With RadioRA® 2, you can:

  • Save energy and lessen your impact on the environment. The energy-saving benefits of RadioRA 2 are brought to you through a combination of light, shade, temperature, and appliance control.
  • Add convenience to your daily life. With a total home control system, you can adjust lights, shades and temperature to the specific level you want, in a particular room, or throughout your house–at the touch of a button.
  • Create just the right mood or ambiance for any activity–and do it with stylish products that will complement your home's décor.
  • Add cutting edge technology to your home. With RadioRA 2, you can control lights, shades, temperature and appliances from wall-mounted, tabletop, or handheld controls, in a specific room–or remotely from another room–or even outside your home.

Ideal for existing homes and new construction

RadioRA 2 features Lutron wireless technology, enabling easy installation into existing homes and new construction.

The Basics of Energy Savings

Light control
Dimming a standard halogen or incandescent light bulb by 25% saves 20% lighting energy. Dim more and save even more. Sensors and a timeclock also help save energy by turning off lights when they are not needed.
Potential energy savings: 20%

Shade control
Controllable window shades can save you 10% on heating and cooling costs by blocking the sun's rays in summer or letting them in to warm a room during colder months.1
Potential energy savings: 10%

Temperature control
Temperature control is the perfect complement to light and shade control, because it provides the ability to adjust heating and cooling systems any time of day—even while away from home, saving up to 16% or more of heating and cooling energy usage.2
Potential energy savings: 16%

Appliance control
Many appliances–like computer monitors–consume energy 24 hours a day amounting to 10% of a typical home’s electricity use.3 Turning off this standby power as part of a total home control system saves energy.
Potential energy savings: 10%

  1. Lutron commissioned simulation by T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, University of Pennsylvania, September 2008.
  2. www.energystar.gov
  3. www.standby.lbl.gov


Dimming incandescent or halogen bulbs by 25% saves 20% electricity.  Dimming more saves even more.


Appliance control turns off standby power to electronic appliances when you're not using them.


CFLs and LEDs already use less energy than standard bulbs, so dimming these highly efficient bulbs saves additional energy.


The "All Off" button turns all lights off with a single touch.


Occupancy sensing turns lights and standby power from electronic appliances off when a person leaves the space. (See video)


Scheduling can dim or turn off lights and standby power from electronic appliances when they're not needed, as well as set back the temperature when not as much heating or cooling is needed.


Controllable window shades reduce heating costs in winter and cooling costs in summer.


Demand response automatically reduces energy use from lights, shades, and heating/cooling systems during peak electricity usage times.


Temperature control automatically sets back the temperature when heating or cooling a room, so you use less electricity.


The "Green" button reduces energy use from lights, shades, and heating/cooling systems with a single touch.

During your tour through a RadioRA 2 home, the recommended energy-savings solutions in each room will be indicated by the icons shown above.

The energy-saving solutions listed below use a combination of light, shade, temperature, and appliance control to capitalize on energy savings in your home, without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

Read "RadioRA® 2: Save energy with wireless total home control from Lutrom" (pdf)