Leviton Decora Lighting Control Compatible with Apple HomeKit
At CES 2017, Leviton announced its new Decora in-wall dimmers and switchers are Apple HomeKit enabled.
Lighting control and home automation are some of the trendiest technologies in modern consumer electronics. Helping to drive the category's popularity, Leviton has announced its new Decora smart in-wall dimmers and switchers that feature Apple HomeKit capabilities.
Introduced at CES 2017, Leviton's Decora line can be controlled via iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. Users can also control the devices via voice using Siri.
"This new line of Leviton HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories expands and builds upon the Decora brand that consumers are familiar with and that professionals trust," says Richard Westfall, vice president and general manager of Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation.
"Innovation has been a focus for Leviton since our founding 110 years ago, and from pioneering the Decora rocker light switch decades ago to adding support for HomeKit, Leviton continues to innovate the Decora brand in order to best meet the growing and expanding needs of homeowners, and this product line is the next step in the brand's evolution,
Leviton says electronics professionals can also set up their clients' lighting systems through the HomeKit app.
The products work with low-watt light sources like LED bulbs and utilize Decora form factor feature switches with embedded LEDs to indicate lighting levels.
"Leviton is ecstatic to take our popular Decora brand into the future with Decora Smart, starting with HomeKit-enabled devices," notes Daryoush Larizadeh, president and chief operating officer, Leviton. "With no unnecessary steps or hardware bridges, our contractors, builders and end users can create a smart home faster and easier than ever using Leviton dimmers and switches that wire just like the traditional devices at a comfortable price point for smart technology."
The line currently includes three products:
- 1,000-watt Universal Dimmer (up to 450-watt LED)
- 600-watt Univresal Dimmer (up to 300-watt LED)
- 15-amp Universal Rocker Switch (up to 600-watt LED)
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