Leviton Integrates Apple HomeKit with Decora Smart Lighting
Leviton has released the Decora Smart product offering with support for Apple HomeKit, allowing for customizable lighting control using any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch equipped with the Siri voice interface.
The Apple HomeKit technology in these Leviton accessories allows users to control light settings, such as fade rate, minimum/maximum brightness, bulb type selection, and more. Homeowners can also use Siri to dictate whether a Leviton Decora Smart accessory is on/off or dimmed/brightened, and can even control scenes that include Decora Smart products.
"The innovation behind Decora Smart with HomeKit makes controlling lights efficient and flexible by leveraging only an app or your voice with Siri," said Richard Westfall, vice president and general manager of Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation, in a statement. "Installation of these Decora Smart products is straight-forward too, making it easy for users to set up their iOS device with Wi-Fi. Plus, with no need for a hub or bridge, the HomeKit-supported solution is ideal for both existing and newly-constructed homes."
Using Apple's Home app or Leviton's Decora Smart Home app, Decora Smart accessories can be grouped into rooms and zones, such as a home's first floor or outdoor area. Multiple accessories can also be set up to work together as scenes, such as "Good Morning" or "Movie Night," which can be enabled using the Home app, The Control Center Home card in iOS, or Siri. The Home app can even allow for the setup of automations, so Decora Smart accessories or scenes can run automatically based on location, time of day, or separate accessory action.