Leviton DW6HD-1BZ Decora Smart Wi-Fi 600W Universal LED/Incandescent Dimmer, Works with Amazon Alexa, No Hub Required, 1-Pack, White
|Switch Style||Rocker Switch|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||2.1 x 1.4 x 4.1 inches|
- No Hub: Control your home from anywhere via My Leviton app – simply replace your existing light switch (neutral required).
- Capabilities: Schedule lights to adjust when you want, including sunrise/sunset, easily create lighting scenes, utilize the auto-shutoff feature and vacation (randomization) mode. Easy Wi-Fi lighting for your whole home
- Voice control: Works with Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants (sold separately). “Alexa, dim kitchen light to 25%”.
- Works with: IFTTT, SmartThings, August, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and more.
- Very smart: Leviton devices are truly smart – your pre-set schedules, live inside each device, so your schedules always run as expected.
- Ratings: Requires neutral wire, Dimmable LED and CFL loads up to 300W and incandescent loads up to 600 watts, Facilitates multi-location (3-way) dimming with up to 4 remote units (DD00R). Leviton: Making your home smarter and safer since 1906. Designed, engineered, and supported in USA with a 5-year limited warranty.
- NOTE : A neutral wire is required and if not wired correctly the device will not work properly.
Device detailed description
Easily replace your existing single pole or multi-way dimmer with the new Leviton 600-Watt Universal LED/Incandescent Decora Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer to allow control from anywhere. Use the free My Leviton iOS or Android app to add/name devices and to control them individually or as a room with a single button push. Create schedules, scenes and customize your experience with adjustable fade rates, maximum/minimum illumination levels and more if desired. Add an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device to use voice commands like, ‘Alexa, dim dining room lights to 33%’. Leverages the Leviton Decora form factor with matching color change kits, multi-way devices, Wallplates and more. Rated for dimmable LED and CFL loads up to 300-Watt or incandescent loads up to 600-Watt, neutral wire required (a neutral wire provides continuous power to the smart dimmer and is required for functionality. If you have questions, please contact Leviton directly or consult a licensed electrician). A 5-year limited warranty supports Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi products. Decora Smart devices are designed for countries which follow NEMA standards, including the United States, Canada and parts of South America. White and Light Almond color faces included. Screwless Wallplate shown, but not included. Optional Screwless Wallplates available in several colors and sizes.
Features and specification
|Brand Smart devices brand|
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Color Available colors|
|Material Smart home device material|
|Item Package Quantity||
Limited 5-year warranty.
2.1 x 1.4 x 4.1 inches
|Batteries Type of batteries used|
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Frequently asked question
Yes but the bulb must be a dimmable LED, CFL or incandescent bulb.
If you have a neutral at 1 electrical box, you should be able to get this to work. This is not an uncommon problem. The reason is that non-smart wiring normally has three wires between the two electrical boxes of a 3-way, a power wire and two traveler wires. But the DD0SR-DLZ in combination with the DW6HD-1BZ switch … see more If you have a neutral at 1 electrical box, you should be able to get this to work. This is not an uncommon problem. The reason is that non-smart wiring normally has three wires between the two electrical boxes of a 3-way, a power wire and two traveler wires. But the DD0SR-DLZ in combination with the DW6HD-1BZ switch only requires a single traveler. This frees up one of the wires to act as a neutral. You do need to take the time to think out the circuit, but by using the extra traveler to the neutral, it works. I actually connected two such circuits in my house today. In one circuit, both the load and power were in the same switch box. In the other circuit, the load line and power line were in separate boxes. It worked both ways. I haven't looked at 4-way and beyond to see if the trick would work there as well.
This is only one switch, so you'd need two switches to control the light and the fan. The 600W (DW6HD-1BZ) or 1000W (DW1KD-1BZ) dimmer would work with the light, then you'd also get the DW15S-1BZ for the fan on/off. If you are looking for one switch to control both, this is not it.
Push and hold the top portion of the switch until the light turns orange
2 reviews for Leviton DW6HD-1BZ Decora Smart Wi-Fi 600W Universal LED/Incandescent Dimmer, Works with Amazon Alexa, No Hub Required, 1-Pack, White
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Great device, but installation is not what you think!
Love this dimmer switch! I bought two with mates for 3-way application. Using your smartphone or alexa you can turn on individual lights or groups of lights that you can mix and match as you like. If you have your whole house on these switches, you can tell them to turn off at the same time. If you have dimmable bulbs, you can tell that particular switch to go to a certain dimness.
I already love these over Lutron dimmers because when you tell it that you have LED’s on the app, the range of brightness is greatly increased. They dim much better than a slide-toggle switch from Lutron.
Unfortunately for me, I didn’t really believe or trust the instructions and thought I was just replacing an in-kind 3-way switch and thought the wiring would basically be the same. Boy was I wrong! It took me about 4 hours to figure out what I was doing wrong. This is not an ordinary 3-way switch and is not even closely wired the same! Basically for 3-way operation, both sides of the circuit need a neutral, hot and traveler, but this not the case with a typical 3-way setup. Usually only one side has a neutral. I was freaking out about this because I missed my return window. BUT since this is not a normal 3-way switch, it’s easy to get the wires you need.
In my boxes I had power coming in, light circuit going out and 3-wire going to the other switch. The common (white) from the other switch was jumpered to the hot (load) of the light for power feed and the neutral was ganged together. So what I did was use the 3 wires going to the other switch to make my connections. Instead of a common and two travelers, you now make one wire hot, one wire neutral, and the last wire the traveler. I cut the common to load connection and used the white wire (previously joined with the load wire to the lights) as the neutral run. The load line to the lights was connected as the load. The neutral from the lights was already ganged as neutral in the box. Once I realized this is what it took to get a neutral to the opposite switch, it worked flawlessly.
So, throw everything you have learned about 3-way switches out of the window and start from a blank slate. Figure out where your wires are going. Disconnect everything if necessary and get some long jumpers to test continuity of disconnected ends of each conductor so you know what is connected and what is not. Then realize you need to wire hot, neutral and traveler to both switches in a bus configuration (i.e. always on), not a switched configuration.
Most of the extra settings including bulb type are set through the Leviton app. It’s integration with Alexa is funny. You can say commands like ‘turn on abc lights,’ ‘Dim abc lights to 50%,’ or ‘turn off abc lights.’ However if you group lights together to make a ‘scene’ the ‘turn off’ capability is not there. For scene’s you always turn ‘on’ a scene. So you can say ‘turn on xyz lights’, but you can’t say ‘turn OFF xyz lights.’ However, you can make a scene called ‘lights off’ or ‘goodbye’ and say ‘turn on xyz lights off’ or ‘turn on goodbye’ if you program the scene to turn off your lights. So if you’re controlling independent lights, which is always an option even if you are using scenes, the ‘turn off’ capability is there, but not when you group lights together and want to control them at the same time. You basically pre-program the scenes to the on/off and brightness setting to your liking, so you’re always turning those ‘on’
Unfortunately these nuances are not well documented anywhere, so I hope they help someone.
EDIT: I discovered how to turn off lights with Alexa. Don’t create a scene in Leviton, but discover the individual devices in Alexa and group them into rooms. Then you can tell Alexa to turn a room or ‘all lights’ on or off. Only devices that are grouped into rooms will respond to the ‘turn off’ command. It also works individually. It just doesn’t work if you program a scene in Leviton.
If you’re not the least bit comfortable tackling a moderately challenging electrical puzzle, please get an expert (engineer or diy handyman) for this. I’ve heard on message boards that many electricians won’t even be able to install it. I did miswire it, but didn’t blow anything up, thankfully. I think they build it to not blow up based on a miswire. But if you don’t seek professional help, you may never get it working. My second switch pair took 1 hour to install, but only because I had to change 7 other switches to decora style and re-wire accordingly, but I did it right the first time that time and also because I drew out the circuit ahead of time. Also, Leviton has excellent customer support and very sharp people to help you install. They can pretty much figure out your wiring based on what you tell them and tell you how to wire it.
I’m quite pleased with this upgrade. I came from the X10 world and it’s nice to have the Alexa and smartphone integration without having to pay for additional hardware.07/19/2022Verified Purchase
On the fence with which smart switch brand to go with? I went with Leviton and have no regrets.
I went all-in with Leviton smart switches last year and have had no regrets, they have been flawless. I have around 20 devices installed, a mix of switches, dimmers, and outlets. I started with a couple of outlets for the holiday decorations in 2017 and just kept adding after that.
The main reasons I went with Leviton smart devices and continue to stick with them:
1) No hub and uses Wifi to connect
2) 3-way switches and dimmers
3) Automate and create schedules
4) Looks and works like a regular switch
5) Can buy these online and local hardware stores
6) Leviton is a reputable company
7) Different colors to match
8) Compatible with both Android and iOS
9) Compatible with both Google Home and Alexa
10) Compatible with IFTTT
I like quick reviews but read on if you want a thorough one.
1) No hub and uses Wifi to connect – Using a hub made no sense to me. I was never a fan of Z-wave, Zigbee and other less popular communication protocols. And buying a hub put more upfront costs, which in my mind, made it more of a commitment once you bought a hub – no way was I going to do that! Many of us already have wifi using tcp/ip in their homes – why reinvent the wheel? I have over a hundred wifi connections on the same network, probably around 50 smart-devices and have not had any problems. Anyone on the fence with Leviton, I suggest buying a plug-in outlet to try it out. You can then install the app for free and follow the wizard to get the outlet connected to your wifi. This will get you acquainted with the app features, including Schedules and Activites.
2) 3-way switches and dimmers – My home has 3 3-way switches so whomever I went with needed to have this in their arsenal. The switch was as easy to install as the 2-way because it’s the same switch. Every switch or dimmer is 3-way compatible. You just use the extra post and pick up a ‘remote’ switch also from Leviton. I was surprised that few manufacturers at the time offered this.
3) Automate and create schedules – Smart switches are all about automating and making our lives easier, maybe even saving some money. I have schedules for sunset and sunrise, a ‘Goodnight’ activity that anyone in the house can run to turn off all the lights. I set it up to keep under-cabinet lights on – pretty slick! I can turn on all the outdoor lights with one button if I want. But I don’t have to since they are automated to turn off and on at sunrise and sunset.
4) Looks and works like a regular switch – To me a light switch should look like a light switch. I am not a fan of the switches on the market that need instructions to use. I need my older family to be able to come up over and be able to turn the lights on without being nervous.
5) Can buy these online and local hardware stores – It was great being able to go into my local hardware store and buy these. It was even better to be able to buy online and save some money.
6) Leviton is a reputable brand – I was already familiar with Leviton as I replaced many of their standard switches that I installed back in 2009 when I bought my home with these smart switches. It helped to know the wiring that was behind the wall plates but my point is this is not a company that sprouted recently with funding from over-eager investors. I am confident they understand the market and know what they are doing.
7) Different colors to match – This was not a show-stopper but I had some rooms where I had black switches to match the decor. I was thrilled when I found Leviton had covers in black. They included White and Almond with some of their switches at no extra cost but I have only used white or black.
8) Compatible with both Android and iOS – We use Android and iOS in our household and I wanted everyone to be able to use the apps.
9) Compatible with both Google Home and Alexa – I have to admit that I am a late bloomer in this area. I like knowing it is compatible but have not used much. I do have an Andriod phone and occasionally use the voice command to turn Leviton devices on/off.
10) Compatible with IFTTT – If you don’t know what this is, you are not alone. Basically, this gives you more control and automation. It allows other smart-devices to turn your lights on or off based on an event.
11) Reliable! – I have had no issues. Anytime I have turned on the app, I have been able to connect and turn lights off or on or run an activity. The hardware has been just as reliable.04/29/2022Verified Purchase