Lutron Rolls Out AuroRa Remote Lighting Package

Lutron makes some sweet home lighting gear and now it's offering its latest AuroRa do-it-yourself dimmers and remote control switches in a security-oriented package you can install yourself. AuroRa can link into your security system, flashing all the lights if the alarm is tripped.

AuroRa is based on an RF (radio frequency) remote control system that Lutron has perfected with its RadioRa, high-end lighting control technology that works better than any of the X10 or Insteon switches we've tested.

This kind of quality doesn't come cheap, though—the set of five switches, a table controller, a remote for your car and the security interface will set you back $950. Without that alarm interface, the package is $750.