Typical of all of Lutron's products, this IR dimmer is well made, easy to install, and intuitive to use. Wiring is very simple, but having a deep switch box is really a necessity, as the dimmer is substantially larger than a conventional wall switch.
The remote control is the best feature, allowing you to turn off the light from bed. If you don't want to run a separate wall switch, then this seems to be your only option. We also have the IR fan control ganged into the same wall switch.
The remote presents the same control functions as the wall switch, but they are arranged differently- The round silver button being the one you use the most (on-off, to your preset level).
One drawback is that the remotes only come in white, and the fan remote is identical to the light remote, save for the small fan icon on the upper button.
If you are trying to match colors to your existing wall plates, this can be difficult without a sample, and I had to purchase a wall plate from a local store to verify a good match.
After plenty of research into fan and light control options, Lutron controls seem to be the best choice for appearance, operation, and cost.
By:Doug , Homeowner (Wichita, Kansas)