Leviton announces Decora Smart in-wall dimmers and switches
Leviton has announced the development of new Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with an iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches.
By SP&T Staff
The app-based setup and control allows professionals and end-users alike to install a Leviton HomeKit-enabled accessory and begin controlling lighting and loads from Apple’s Home app or the free Decora Smart Home iOS app—no hubs or bridges required.
Three new lighting and load control accessories from Leviton will include:
• 1000W universal dimmer (up to 450W LED)
• 600W universal dimmer (up to 300W LED)
• 15A universal rocker switch (up to 600W LED)
The dimmers feature embedded LEDs to display the illumination level, but the LEDs vanish to afford a clean appearance, Leviton notes. Leveraging the Decora wiring device platform, there is support for multi-way applications, such as hallways or staircases, in which one fixture is controlled by two devices.
Leviton HomeKit-enabled accessories respond to Siri, letting users dim/brighten or turn on/off with their voice, and HomeKit provides security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between a HomeKit-enabled accessory and an iPhone or iPad.
Leviton Decora Smart HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories will be available April 2017.