Smart lighting, voice assistance embedded in dimmer switch

The first voice-powered dimmer is now available, thanks to Amazon Alexa’s voice command capabilities woven directly into a light switch, the new Decora Smart™ Voice Dimmer with Amazon Alexa Built-in.

Leviton, a provider of smart Wi-Fi lighting controls and electrical wiring devices, announced the availability of its first-of-its-kind voice-powered smart Wi-Fi dimmer and fan controller on February 5, 2020.

The Voice Dimmer doesn’t take up counter or desk space and provides the functionality of Alexa and smart lighting control discreetly built right into the wall.

The unit – known as part number DWVAA – replaces standard light switches to add lighting control and intelligence to any area of a home. The device allows users to fully automate and control lighting via Amazon Alexa or the My Leviton app and take advantage of Alexa services and features without the need for an additional device or hub.

The upshot: homeowners can use their voice to dim and brighten lights, listen to the news, get the weather, play music, control smart home devices, make announcements, and more – all through the Decora Smart Voice Dimmer. They also can access their lighting remotely from anywhere through the My Leviton app and create lighting schedules or custom scenes, such as having lights dim to 30% brightness for a “Movie Time” Scene.

The DWVAA works seamlessly with other Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi devices and the My Leviton app for intuitive Wi-Fi lighting solution for a home. The Decora Smart Voice Dimmer, other Decora Smart Wi-Fi devices and many additional types of smart products can be included in Alexa home automation routines via the Alexa app.

In addition to Alexa Built-in, the Decora Smart Voice Dimmer works with My Leviton partners such as IFTTT and Google Assistant.

Also from Leviton is the ability to automate and control overhead ceiling fans with the Decora Smart™ Wi-Fi 4-Speed Fan Controller. The Leviton’s Decora Smart Wi-Fi 4-Speed Fan Controller allows homeowners to control ceiling fans via the My Leviton app and through voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The fan’s light kits can be controlled separately by the DW6HD Decora Smart Wi-Fi 600W Dimmer in a separate gang.