Leviton announces second-gen Decora hubless HomeKit switches and plugs

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On Monday afternoon, Leviton announced the second-generation lineup of its Decora smart Wi-Fi-enabled devices that work with HomeKit, including outlets, plugs, and other accessories that don't require a hub.

The new Smart Wi-Fi Decora lineup includes a dimmer, switch, mini plug-in switch, mini plug-in dimmer, and new Anywhere Dimmer and Switch Companions. All connect directly to Wi-Fi. Beyond new products and expanded Leviton app functionality, the company also says that the new lineup has a "reduced depth" to make both retrofits and new instals easier.

Leviton now has an even more exhaustive lineup of Wi-Fi-connected devices. Users will likely be able to find any control they need, be it a standard in-wall mounted switch or a plug-in style smart plug. The plug-in dimmer allows users to use any compatible lamp and use HomeKit or Siri to not only turn it on or off, but set the brightness as well.

These devices have expanded platform support and work with Apple's HomeKit as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The Anywhere Companions add multi-point control and can be easily attached to any wall with adhesives.

"Leviton is making it easier than ever for homeowners to add smart lighting control upgrades that match their unique homes and lifestyles with Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd Gen and Anywhere Companions," said James Shurte, senior product manager, Leviton. "Designed with our customers in mind, these exciting new Leviton products take smart to the next level, making it easy and cost-effective to upgrade from standard switches and dimmers to attractive app- and voice-controlled solutions for the entire home."

The new 600W Dimmer retails for $44.99, with the Mini-Plug-in Dimmer selling for $29.99. The 15A Switch sells at a retail price of $39.99, and the Mini Plug-in Switch retails for $24.99. Wide availability is expected soon at Amazon and Home Depot.

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