Pair and Configure a Lutron System with a Crestron Home® System

Lutron HomeWorks QS, HomeWorks QSX, RadioRA 2, RadioRA 3, and RA2 Select systems can be integrated into a Crestron Home system to enable control of Lutron lights, shades, and fans. The Lutron devices can be controlled from a user interface device such as a Crestron touch screen, TSR-310 handheld remote, iOS® device, and Android™ device.

NOTES:

  • It is recommended that the names of the Lutron areas match the names of the rooms in the Crestron Home system. This will allow the Crestron Home system to automatically import the matching areas. Non-matching areas will need to be added individually on the Pair Devices screen.
  • One Lutron system can be added to a Crestron Home system.
  • Crestron Home allows 50 light scenes and 50 shading scenes per room. For details, refer to Quick Action and Scene Limits.
  • Only Lutron areas that contain keypads that control lights, fans, or shades will be added to the Crestron Home system.
  • Phantom Keypads that are part of a HomeWorks QSX system are imported and provide greater flexibility and functionality for the system.
  • The Lutron area cannot be renamed.

Discover and Pair the Lutron System

To discover the Lutron system and pair it with a Crestron Home system:

  1. Tap the Pair Devices button on the Setup screen or the Pair Devices button on the setup menu to display the Pair Devices screen.

  2. Tap Manage Gateways in the Device Types menu. The local network is scanned for gateways that can be added to the Crestron Home system. Discovered gateways appear under the Gateways on Network menu.

    NOTE: If necessary, tap Recheck Network to rescan the network for available gateways.

  3. Select the Lutron system from the Gateways on Network menu and then tap the plus button (+) to add it to the system.

  4. When the prompt appears:

    • RA2 Select and HomeWorks QSX Systems

      1. Press the Add, Program, or pairing button on the Lutron device. The Crestron Home system and the Lutron system will establish a connection. To stop the pairing process and return to the Gateways screen, select Cancel.

      2. Enter a descriptive name for the gateway and then tap OK.

    • HomeWorks QS and Radio RA2 Systems

      1. Enter a descriptive name for the system along with the user name and the password for the system and then tap OK.

  5. The Lutron system is added to the Crestron Home system and is displayed in the Gateways in System menu. Tap the gear button next to Lutron system to display the About tab.

    NOTE: When the Lutron system is added to the Crestron Home system, the Lutron folder becomes available in the Device Types menu on the Pair Devices screen.

Add the Lutron Areas and Scenes

NOTE: Scenes are added for RA2 Select systems only.

  1. Tap the Pair Devices button on the Setup screen or the Pair Devices button on the setup menu to display the Pair Devices screen.

  2. Tap Lutron in the Device Types menu.

  3. The Auto-Add Lutron Equipment dialog box is displayed and lists Lutron Area names that match room names in the Crestron Home system. The Lutron areas with matching room names can be automatically added to the rooms in the Crestron Home system. To automatically add the Lutron Areas (and equipment) to the indicated rooms, tap Yes, or tap No to manually add the Lutron Areas to rooms.

    NOTES:

    • Lutron areas that do not have a matching Crestron Home room names are added to the Lutron Area menu and must be manually added to a room.
    • To manually add a Lutron area to a room, refer to Add Lutron Areas to Rooms.
    • Tap the Rescan button to scan the Lutron system for new Lutron areas and new equipment. For details, refer to Rescan the Lutron System.
    • The Auto-Add Lutron Equipment dialog box is displayed when the following events occur:
      • After the Lutron system is added and Lutron is selected from the Device Types menu for the first time.
      • After the Rescan button is pressed and matching room names are discovered.

  4. (For RA2 Select Systems Only) The Auto-Add Lutron Scenes dialog is displayed and lists the Lutron Scenes that can be imported. The Lutron Scenes are placed in the Whole House room in Light Scenes and Shade Scenes configuration pages. To add the Lutron Scenes to the Crestron Home system, tap Yes. Tap No to skip the Lutron Scene import process.

    If No is selected, the Lutron Scenes are not added to the Crestron Home system. To add the Lutron scenes, refer to Rescan the Lutron System.

    NOTES:

    • A Lutron scene cannot be imported if the scene name already exists in the Crestron Home system or matches a Crestron Home reserved scene name (All On, All Off, All Open, All Closed). The scene name is displayed in red text if a scene name conflict exists.
    • Lutron scenes that control both lights and shades are imported as separate light and shade scenes but retain control of all devices in the scene. For example, the lights and shades are adjusted to their scene levels if the Lutron shade scene or the Lutron light scene is recalled.
    • To scan the Lutron system for new Lutron Scenes, tap Rescan. For details, refer to Rescan the Lutron System.

Add Lutron Areas to Rooms

This procedure is required for Lutron areas that must be manually added to the Crestron Home system.

NOTE: Only one Lutron area can be added to each room in the Crestron Home system.

To add a Lutron area to a room:

  1. Select the room where the Lutron area is installed from the Select a room menu.
  2. Select the Lutron area from the Lutron Area menu and then tap the plus button (+) to add the Lutron area to the selected room.

  3. The Lutron Area is added to the room and displayed as a Lutron Area folder in the room. Lutron loads (lights, shades, and fans) are also added to the room.

    NOTE: To view information about the Lutron Area and the devices that are placed within it, tap Settings next to the Lutron Area folder.

Rename Lutron Button

Rename Lutron buttons with user-friendly names. The name of the button is displayed in the Crestron Home user interface.

NOTE: Lutron buttons are placed in the Light Scenes and Shade Scenes screens when the Lutron system is imported. The buttons function as scenes in the Crestron Home system.

  1. Tap the Configure Lighting Scenes button or Configure Shade Scenes button on the Setup Scenes screen to display the Light Scenes or Shade Scenes screen.

  2. Select a room from the List of Rooms menu.

  3. Tap the Lutron button from the List of Scenes menu and then enter a new name for the button. The name assigned to the scene will be displayed in the Crestron Home user interface.

Assign All On, All Off, All Open, and All Close Scenes

Assign room-level All On and All Off light scenes and All Open and All Close shade scenes to Lutron buttons. When the All On and All Off light scene and All Open and All Close shade scenes are configured, the On/Off or Open/Close functionality of the tile in the Crestron Home User Interface is enabled.

NOTES:

  • The Lutron keypad must be able to provide LED feedback to assign an All On, All Off, All Open, or All Close scene.
  • To make sure that the Crestron Home user interface provides accurate feedback, set the LED Logic to Scene in the Lutron programming software.
  • Crestron® lighting components create All On and All Off scenes and shading components create All Open and All Close scenes when they added to a room. Lutron scenes cannot be assigned as the All On, All Off, All Open, or All Close scene if the scenes already exists in the room. To remove the All On and All Off light scenes or All Open and All Close shade scenes, the room must be removed and then re-added to the system. For details, refer to Rooms.

To assign the All On, All Off, All Open, and All Close scenes:

  1. Tap the Configure Lighting Scenes button or Configure Shade Scenes button on the Setup Scenes screen to display the Light Scenes or Shade Scenes screen.

  2. Select a room from the List of Rooms menu.
  3. Select a Lutron button from the List of Scenes menu and then tap the wrench button next to the button name.

  4. Select All On, All Off, All Close, or All Open from the Select Scene Type menu and then tap the Save button. The scene name is changed to All On, All Off, All Close, or All Open depending on the selection made.

    NOTE: Select Standard from the Select Scene Type menu to reset the scene to normal operating mode. The scene name reverts to its last known name.

Configure the Lutron Scenes (RA2 Select Systems Only)

Rename Lutron Scenes and Enable Visibility

To view the scenes in the Crestron Home user interface, the scenes must be made visible in the desired room. The name of the scene is displayed in the Crestron Home user interface and must be provided a user-friendly name.

NOTEs:

  • Lutron scenes are stored in the Whole House room in the Light Scenes and Shade Scenes configuration screens.
  • To access scenes, tap the Configure Lighting Scenes button on the Setup Scenes screen or the Light Scenes button on the setup menu to display the Light Scenes screen.
Rename Lutron Scenes

To rename the scene, tap the name of the scene in the List of Scenes menu and then enter a new name for the scene. The name assigned to the scene will be displayed in the Crestron Home user interface.

Configure Scene Visibility

Lutron scenes are hidden when they are imported into the Crestron Home system. To use the Lutron scene in the Crestron Home user interface, the scene must be enabled.

To enable the Lutron scene:

  1. Tap the Lutron scene and then tap the eye icon. The Show Scene In dialog box is displayed.
  2. Select the room(s) that should display the Lutron scene.

  3. Tap the Save button to accept the changes.

Rescan the Lutron System

Rescan the Lutron system to import changes that were made to the Lutron system or to import individual Lutron lights, shades, and fans into the system.

NOTES: When the Lutron system is rescanned, the Lutron system will be re-downloaded. Consider the following when rescanning the Lutron system.

  • Devices that have been added to the Lutron system will become available to the Crestron Home system.
  • Changes to Lutron scene names and keypad names will not be overwritten.
  • If a Lutron device was added to the Lutron system, the device can be added to the Crestron Home system.
  • If a Lutron area was deleted from the Lutron system, the device and its programming is deleted from the Crestron Home system.
  • If a device in a Lutron system is moved to different Lutron area, the existing device is deleted from the Crestron Home system and is added to the Crestron Home system as a new device.
  1. Tap Pair Devices on the Setup screen or Pair Devices on the setup menu to display the Pair Devices screen.

  2. Tap Lutron in the Device Types menu.

  3. Tap Rescan in the Lutron Area menu. The Crestron Home system scans the Lutron system for changes.

Best Practices for Lutron Systems

Keep the following in mind when integrating Lutron systems into your Crestron Home system.

  • To discover the Lutron system, the Crestron Home processor and Lutron processor must be on the same network and use the same network switch.
  • Use Lutron Designer Software to incorporate the desired functions in the Lutron system and then import those items into Crestron Home either as scenes or via button emulation. For example, use Lutron Designer Software to perform the following tasks:

    • Create Lutron button programming to control multiple Lutron lights, shades, or fans.
    • Create raise or lower events for multiple Lutron lights, shades, or fans.
  • To import Lutron loads and enable individual load control, the Lutron system must be rescanned. Discovered loads are added to the Crestron Home room containing the Lutron Area.
  • Individual Lutron lights, shades, and fans can be added to a Crestron Home scene or controlled using standard keypad programming. When creating scenes in the Crestron Home app, consider the following:

    NOTE: Individual load control is available on HomeWorks QS, HomeWorks QSX, and Radio RA2 systems.

    • The Crestron Home system executes the scene by commanding each Lutron load to go to the specified level, one load at a time.
    • Lutron loads can be directly selected during keypad programming. Lutron loads can be selected for control when Lighting Load, Shade Load, Lighting Raise, Lighting Lower, Shade Raise, Shade Lower, and Ceiling Fan are selected from the Mode drop-down menu.
    • Although not directly selectable, Lutron loads can be selected for control through scene, quick actions (including sequences), room, and master selections when programming keypads. Lutron loads will be controlled when Scene, Quick Actions, Lighting Room, Shade Room, Master Raise, Master Lower are selected from the Mode drop-down menu. For details, refer to Button Actions.
    • Lutron fans can be turned on when Lighting Load is selected from the Mode drop-down menu. Set the On Speed for the fan in the fan settings screen. For details, refer to Lutron Fan Settings.
    • Wired light load performance when controlling Lutron loads via Crestron Home keypad programming and Scenes:

      • Loads are controlled in the order that the cabinet is wired.
      • There is a 0.1 second delay between each load that is controlled.
      • Twenty loads in a cabinet can be controlled in approximately 1 to 2 seconds.
      • Loads in multiple cabinets are controlled one cabinet at a time. For example, if there are two cabinets installed, loads in Cabinet A are controlled and then loads in Cabinet B are controlled.
    • Wireless light load performance when controlling Lutron loads via Crestron Home keypad programming and Scenes:

      • There is a small delay (about 0.8 seconds) between each light load that is controlled.
      • Controlling five wireless lights will take about 4.5 seconds.
      • Controlling 27 wireless lights will take about 17 seconds.
    • Wired and wireless shade load performance when controlling Lutron loads via Crestron Home keypad programming and Scenes:

      • There is a small delay between each shade load that is controlled.
      • When controlling 20 shades, there will be a 1- to 3-second lag between when the first shade starts moving and the last shade starts moving.
  • To emulate a Lutron button and a function within Crestron Home (for example, a Crestron Home scene), create a sequence that recalls the Lutron button and the Crestron Home function. For details, refer to Mode: Sequence.
  • Lutron loads can be included in a Quick Action when Scene or Sequence is selected from the Mode drop-down menu.

    • To control the Lutron load when Scene is selected from the drop-down menu, create a scene that includes the Lutron load and then select the scene when configuring the Quick Action. For details, refer to Create Scenes and Mode: Scene.
    • To control a Lutron load when Sequence is selected from the drop-down menu, add the Lutron load to the sequence and then configure it. For details, refer to Mode: Sequence.
  • Lutron shades will be excluded from Crestron Home shade groups. Lutron shade groups should be setup in the Lutron Designer software. Crestron Home will create shade loads for Lutron shade groups, and ungrouped shades.
  • Diagnostic and logging information is available for the Lutron loads. For details, refer to Diagnostics.

    • The Devices tab in the Diagnostics menu will include all Lutron loads in the same manner as Crestron loads.
    • The Lutron system does not report the online status of individual Lutron loads. The online and offline indicators reflect the state of the Lutron gateway, not the individual Lutron loads.
  • Unlike Crestron loads, the feedback received from Lutron loads will behave as follows:

    • When a scene is recalled, Crestron Home receives and reports the feedback immediately. Keypads will not flash their LEDs or display a bargraph indicating that they loads are changing.
    • For ramping operations (raise or lower buttons), the feedback will not update until the raise or lower operations is complete.