Does Leviton Smart Switch Need A Hub?

Leviton’s smart switch is unique, and unlike its expensive counterparts, it doesn’t require a hub. With its traditional design, homeowners don’t have to worry about figuring out which button does what. You can also control this device with your smartphone via HomeKit, so no additional hardware is needed. This product works great as a three-way setup.

The Leviton Switch is a smart home technology that connects directly to your router via Wi-Fi. It is compatible with iOS Android devices and Amazon Alexa, which means you can turn the lights on or off without getting out of bed.

Leviton’s hub-free approach to smart homes is a relief for newcomers and those looking for more independence. Without a hub, the setup is super simple. That means customers don’t have to worry about issues like being locked out of the ecosystem. 

The App Doesn’t Miss A Hub

The free app comes with amazing features such as:

  • Remote control and schedules, activities.
  • Custom settings.
  • Create on-demand activities to control multiple devices.
  • Use iOS, Android, or any web browser to control an individual smart dimmer switch.
  • Create time-based schedules so it happens automatically.

Can You Miss Out With A Hub?

To me, “hub or not” is a hot topic and depends on your specific situation. A hub is a handy device to have, but only up to a point. If you’re diving into the world of smart lighting for the first time and only buying 1-5 light bulbs, a hub isn’t necessary. However, if it’s your tenth smart light and are looking for a complete home automation experience, YOU NEED A HUB ASAP.

If you need to stay close by for your switch to work properly with Wi-Fi, then a hub with a mesh network could be an excellent choice. Mesh networks work by piggybacking off each other to create a strong wireless data connection in every corner of your home with no weak spots. Unlike other systems with a hub that degrade as you move further away from the source, this system is designed so that there are no “dead” spots anywhere in your home.

With a hub, you can also limit the amount of work your router has to do for each bulb. The hub is the only device that is connected to your router, and the Leviton is connected to the hub and other smart devices. The main advantage of a hub is that you can control all your smart devices from one central point: the hub.

What Hub works with Leviton switches?

Below are a few hub that works with Leviton switches.

Wink 2 hub-The Wink Hub 2 is the only hub on the market that connects to Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth, and WiFi networks. It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and many third-party devices. With this incredible connectivity power, it’s no wonder why the Wink Hub 2 is in many successful homes across America.

Samsung Smartthings Smart Home Hub 2nd Generation- The 2nd generation SmartThings is a popular home automation device that is convenient. It comes with an easy-to-use app and works on all major smartphone operating systems. Furthermore, Samsung SmartThings Hub supports ZigBee, Z-Wave, and IP devices, so you can start customizing it however you want.

Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem is a viable smart home system to run your entire setup. Alexa platform has an incredible range and a broad spectrum of support, making it the best option for those who want to control many devices. Moreover, this hub is a great way to make your daily tasks easier. With routines, you can set up automatic actions that happen at certain times or when triggers are activated – like turning on the lights in an empty room as soon as you walk through the door.

Google Assistant– It is an excellent choice when choosing hubs for your home and works with most Leviton switches. Commands from Google Assistant help you navigate your schedule, stay in touch with family members and friends around the world. Plus, with new updates to Google Assistant all the time, you can now teach your voice assistant to recognize your voice better. It can access streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, and play any content found on YouTube Music or stored locally thanks to its built-in WiFi capabilities (Google Cast).

Leviton Decora Smart Switch Troubleshooting- Soft Reset

  1. To soft reset the dimmer, you can click on the top of the dimmer or the switch until the yellow light comes on.
  2. After seven seconds, let go.
  3. If you did the soft reset successfully, you will see the light flash green quickly.
  4. If you did it incorrectly, you will see the light flash slowly and then come back on, and you will need to restart the soft reset process.
  5. To soft reset again, go to Settings rather than Home Kit or the Leviton app.
  6. Then go to Wi-Fi and your Leviton device will appear to select the device and follow the connection procedure.
  7. While your phone connects to the switch and the network, if done successfully, the settings apps will tell you that the device has been successfully added.
  8. You can now go to the Home kit app and you’ll notice the device is updated.

How To Fix Leviton Decora Flickering Lights?

If the lights on your Leviton Decora Smart Switch start flickering unexpectedly, the cause could be a loose connection. Check to see if any connections on the lamp are not secure, and tighten anything that looks like a problem. If the wires are connected correctly, check the terminal screws on the remote.

If you are a fan of smart home technology, the Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi series is for you. This system is straightforward to install and easy to use. The Leviton connects to your Wi-Fi and controls the lights in your home or office. By using the Leviton Smart Switch you eliminate the need for the cost of an additional hub. Similarly, if your home is controlled by a hub, there are the SmartThings, Alexa, and Wink 2 available to connect your Leviton Decora with.

I am a wife and mom with two kids. I am also a writer, avid DIYer, and tech enthusiast. My favorite things are writing, shopping online for gadgets, and gizmos I can’t afford (yet). Being at home with my kids is the best part of my day!

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