Leviton is bringing HomeKit support to its new range of Decora switches, allowing users to control their lights using either Siri or the iOS-compatible Apple Home App.
The Leviton Decora range is already capable of replacing just about any switch in the home, although the latest models are limited to just a 1000W Universal Dimmer, 600W Universal Dimmer and a 15A Universal Rocker Switcher. They boast important features that have made the range popular, including true rocker paddles and a unique wiring platform to support multi-way applications.
“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.”
Lutron light switches already work with HomeKit, so users are spoilt for choice – but with Leviton’s offering the company is promising that no hubs or bridges are needed in order for HomeKit control.
Thus far Leviton has only revealed North American availability, with the switches hitting that market in April. All of the models will retail for less than $50.