Leviton Decora Smart Switch DW15S-1BZ

Date Purchased- 2017/2018/2019  Model- DW15S-1BZ

I went all-in with Leviton smart switches a few years ago and have had no regrets and never looked back, I have been playing with other new ones that come out, but they lack support or have issues.

Currently, I have 3 DW15P-1BW Plugs, 20 DW15S-1BW Single Switch 25 DD0SR-DLZ remote switches, and 2 DW1KD-1BZ 1000w Dimmer Switches. If I had to guess, that's around a $2,500 to $3,000+ investment in Leviton and its Smart Home Products. I still need to get a few more to have my whole house be on smart switches.

I know you think I have some screws loose to spend that much money on light switches, BUT they have been a lifesaver. My three-year-old loves to turn light on and never off all day. We forget to turn lights off all the time, and when you get home with the kids, you don't have hands to flip the switch. All we say is Alexa I'm home, and lights turn on. I have my outdoor lights set up with the timer feature the App has, so I don’t have to reset it ever. I leave my office light on or the garage, and I can turn them off from the app or via Alexa.

I have way too much fun with the switches via Alexa or the App. When some on is in the bathroom, I like to mess with them and turn the light on and off. I’ve had a few people come out of the bathroom and ask if the house was haunted. Then I tell them and get some not so nice word, then we all laugh about it.

The Cold Hard Facts- Leviton is a reputable brand and can be trusted, Support is GREAT, and they care about what issues you have with the products. I had a few problems at the start and talked to them. They patched the issues in a few weeks and was GREAT. Again. I have more Facts below, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Link to How the switches work Video- Coming Soon

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Our Verdict

5/5

Items Leviton needs to add

Don't let the few missing features scare you away. This switch is excellent and works GREAT. I've spent $1,000's on it, so if they didn't, I would tell you, so you don't make a bad decision.

  • Power Monitor Feature
  • Update all device firmware
  • Email about firmware updates and give release notes
  • Switch linking- You can link switches to other switches, so if you turn on one it will turn on the other. I have two lights in my kitchen area that are controlled by two different switches at two different locations. With switch linking you turn one on or off  and it will tell the other one to turn on or off.
Products they Need to make in WiFi
  • Smart outdoor outlet
  • Smart outdoor plug
  • Smart power strip
  • Built in Alexa Switch- Release in 2020
  • Smart outlet/receptacle- Release in 2020
  • Smart Load Center/Breaker Box- Its on the Market NOW
  • Smart fan controller
  • Smart fan/light controller
  • Smart light bulb like Cree Smart Bulb in 60, 75 and 100 watts
  • Smart Nightlight to put in a outlet box
  • Indoor Smart motion sensor
  • Little Smart switches like Sonoff
  • I'm sure you're thinking why would he want all of these things, well the My Leviton App is GREAT and the software that runs the switches is too. It would be nice to have all the about in that app so we know the products will work like we want them to.
  

Important Information- The switches require a neutral wire to work.

The protective ground is green or green with yellow stripe. The neutral is white, the hot (live or active) single phase wires are black , and red in the case of a second active. Video

In a nutshell what I'm trying to say is this is a GOOD product and Yes it will cost a lot but it's well worth the purchase.

FOR

  • Support Team is GREAT
  • No hub and uses Wifi to connect
  • 3-way switches and dimmers
  • Automate and create schedules
  • Looks and works like a regular switch
  • Leviton is a reputable company
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS
  • Compatible with both Google Home and Alexa
  • Turn on and off instantly and are highly configurable
  • 100% worth the cost
  • Can use the remote switches for 3 way applications
  • Support other color face plates
  • Easy Switch WifI Reset
  • Easy Pairing to WiFi
  • It's not fancy, trying to pack to much in to a switch
  • Can control it on a PC at https://my.leviton.com
  • Fun to use to play jokes on people with
  • Supports 5 ghz or 2.4 ghz WiFi. Many smart products are only 2.4 ghz
  • I love the timer option
  • Works with Netgear Orbi Systems
  • Works with IFTTT
  • Status light so you can find the switch in the dark
  • NOT Z-wave, Zigbee or Bluetooth but is WiFi

AGAINST

  • No Power Monitor Feature
  • No Update all device firmware
  • No Email about firmware updates and give release notes
  • No Switch linking
  • When you have a brownout have the switch reset its self to it will work correctly. With the other switches I have tested they all have this issue
  • The Price BUT it's Well Worth IT!!
  • Don't let the few missing feature scare you away. This switch is VERY solid and works GREAT

For Three plus way application buy one DW15S-1BZ and then multi DD0SR-DLZ

DECORA SMART WI-FI 15A UNIVERSAL LED/INCANDESCENT SWITCH, DW15S-1BZ

Easily replace your existing single pole or multi-way switch with the new Leviton 15A Universal LED/Incandescent Decora Smart Wi-Fi Switch 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 as desired.

  • Control your lights from anywhere using the free my Leviton app for iOS and Android, no hub required
  • Voice control your home – “Alexa, turn floor fan on” or “Ok Google, turn [Everything] On”
  • Integrate with IFTTT, utilize auto-shutoff in closets, hallways and bathrooms; plus engage home vs. away to enact randomization of lighting control.
  • Simplify control of your home – automate based on time schedule or Sunrise/Sunset, easily Group your devices into rooms, and create Lighting scenes
  • Rated for LED and CFL loads up to 600W, incandescent loads up to 1800W, or fluorescent ballast loads up to 15a
  • Facilitates multi-location (3-way) switching using DD0SR-1 coordinating remote (no LED indicator) or DD0SR-DL matching remote (with LED indicator)
  • Designed and engineered in USA; the complete solution (hardware, app and cloud) is manufactured by Leviton
  • Wall Plate not included
  • Light Almond faceplate included
  • Requires neutral wire

DW15S-1BZ

DECORA SMART MATCHING SWITCH REMOTE, DUAL VOLTAGE 120/277VAC, DD0SR-DLZ

Decora Digital Dual Voltage Matching Switch Remote. For 3-way or up to 5 additional location applications. 120/277 VAC. With LED Locator. White face assembled on device, Ivory and Light Almond faces included.

  • Use in 3-way or up to 5 location applications with Decora Digital or Decora Smart devices
  • Dual Voltage 120VAC or 277VAC
  • LED locator light matches main switch
  • White face assembled on device, Ivory and light almond face plates included
  • Requires neutral wire

DD0SR-DLZ

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Things to remember if you buy a USED Product

  1. Make sure they have a return policy
  2. Ask them if it was linked to My Leviton
  • If NO, then Good
  • If YES, then BAD
    • Ask them to unlink it from the My Leviton Account
    • If they can’t DON’T BUY IT
    • If the switch is linked to an account Leviton Support CAN’T unlink it for you.

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