Leviton puts Alexa in a dimmer switch

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Leviton puts Alexa in a dimmer switch

Leviton is expanding its range of smart home switches and outlets with a new Wi-Fi dimmer switch with Amazon Alexa built in.

The Decora Voice Dimmer will allow home owners to control their lights with their voice, and it works with all the other things that Amazon Alexa supports. For example, users will be able to say “Alexa, dim the lights to 60 percent,” or “Alexa, turn off the kitchen light.”

Updated to provide links to our hands-on reviews of the Leviton Decora Voice Dimmer, the Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi 4-Button Controller, and the Leviton Decora Smart Fan Speed Controller.

Leviton already sells Wi-Fi light switches in the Decora range and the new dimmer can be integrated into routines and schedules through the My Leviton control app. Because the switches are all networked, it’s also possible to issue a single command—“Alexa, turn off the lights”—to control all the lights in every room connected through a Wi-Fi Decora switch.

The switch can also be made to work with compatible systems such as Google Assistant, Nest, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.

The Decora Voice Dimmer will replace any standard light switch that has a neutral connection and installing it isn’t a difficult thing for home owners to do. The switch also supports three-way installation where there is more than one switch controlling a light.

It will be launched in mid-2019 and the company didn’t announce a price.

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The Leviton Decora Voice Dimmer

At CES, Leviton is also announcing a four-button Wi-Fi controller switch for smart lighting systems. Through the My Leviton app, users will be able to program different lighting configurations and switch between them using the buttons.

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