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Written by Richard Oldale on January 24, 2021

Leviton Decora Smart Switches

Leviton Decora smart switches let you control lights, lamps and small appliances remotely over a Wi-Fi connection. So if you leave home and forget to turn the lights off, you can do it from the taxi. There's no hub either so entry-level costs are lower than most other smart switches.

Usability is great too! You can run your home lighting through the My Leviton app or via voice commands with a Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Apple HomeKit. 

The Leviton app can set how long the status LED and the dimming LEDs remain on, specify the type of bulbs you're using and adjust the rate at which they dim and brighten.

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Compatibility

  • Apple HomeKit
  • Alexa, Nest
  • Google Assistant
  • IFTTT

Design and Installation

Leviton Smart Switches has a large paddle switch and a choice of colours (White, Almond, Colour Change Kit for Black, Gray, Brown, Ivory). 

A smaller toggle on the right lets you dim the lights in increments. A row of LEDs shows the brightness level, and a small status LED on the bottom lets you locate the switch in the dark.

Installation of Leviton’s smart switches is as easy as installing any other type of switch. On average it takes about 10 minutes to install each switch. It’s so simple, you don’t even need any electrical experience. 

Having said that, if your current switches have a neutral wire hooked up, you may need to add a little patch wire. 

Check out this video for guidance. 

Connectivity

Decora Smart Wi-Fi lighting can be connected to your favourite smart homes products and services including the three leading voice assistants. 

For discerning shoppers that scorn America’s tech behemoths, there are other connectivity options as well. And, we understand your disgust…

Maybe Samsung SmartThings peeps your horn. This is easily added to your hub and also works with a host of IFTTT products and services that make your home even smarter.

Among the smaller brands, Decora is compatible with Z-Wave Plus devices and Wink - or just connect over Bluetooth. 

Features

  • No hub: Control your home remotely with My Leviton app 
  • Schedule scenes
  • Vacation Mode
  • Voice-controlled with Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants
  • Works with IFTTT, SmartThings, August, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and more
  • Geofencing is not available with Leviton Decora smart switches and dimmers
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty (in the US only) 

Verdict

Leviton Decora Smart Switches tick all the boxes for smart switch functionality. They’re easy to install, versatile, and have simple controls. Conveniently turn your lights on and off directly from your smartphone or just as Siri, Alexa or Google to do it. 

Thanks to the hub-less option Decora light switches are also less expensive to buy but will still set you back around 90 English pound. If you're lucky you'll nick them at a discount on Amazon.

There's no geofencing option though so if you do have a large house and need WiFi boosting smart switches, you might want to take a look at other smart switches such as Lutron Caséta smart switches.

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