MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton, a leading provider of wireless smart home technology with 112 years of industry expertise, announced today that its award-winning Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology lighting controls will be featured in the debut episode of TLC's new "Make This Place Your Home" series. Hosts Jackie Zeman and Jaime Laurita will host the new weekly show, demonstrating innovative and creative solutions to motivate and excite experienced homebuilders, long-time homeowners, and first-time buyers. The series will premiere Saturday, September 29 on TLC at 9:00 a.m. EST/PST, 8:00 a.m. CST, and 10:00 a.m. MST.
In the debut episode, Leviton helps the homeowners make their house a smart home by updating the existing lighting controls throughout the house. The homeowners are introduced to the benefits of adding wireless Decora Smart lighting control to any home, including scheduling, remote lighting control access from anywhere, voice control and more. The family then self-installs an in-wall Wi-Fi Dimmer (DW6HD) for their dining room chandelier, easily changing the light switch color from the default white to a more "décor appropriate" black, as well as a Wi-Fi Switch (DW15S) to control table lamps near their entryway. They also add Wi-Fi Plug-In Dimmers (DW3HL) for standard hanging lamps in their living room.
The homeowners, who always look for ways to further customize their home, then use the free My Leviton app to create time-based schedules that are a perfect fit for their family, such as turning all devices off automatically each night, and setting up vacation mode, which is particularly important to their busy, traveling family. Vacation mode will randomize their lights when they're away, providing a lived-in look for safety and convenience. They also use the app to connect an Amazon Echo Dot, providing voice control of their dining room, kitchen, and entry-way lighting.
"Leviton believes that adding intelligence to any home can really transform your living experience, so we are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with TLC to share this message through their new series," said Greg Rhoades, director of marketing for Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation. "It's never been more affordable or easy to turn your house into a smart home, and these homeowners are excited to add even more Leviton devices now that they've seen how easy it is to change out a light switch or turn a standard lamp into a dimming lamp with a plug-in device."
Decora Smart with Wi-Fi light switches, dimmers, and plug-in modules provide time-based schedules, free remote control from anywhere, and optional integrated voice control with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The customizable solution provides home and away occupancy modes, auto-shutoff countdown timers, integration with Nest devices and the IFTTT service, plus multi-user support. Nearly two-dozen awards have been extended to this unique smart lighting control solution.
Electrical Contractors may purchase Decora Smart products today from their Preferred Distributor and Authorized Leviton Retailers.
For more information on Leviton's Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology product offering, visit leviton.com/decorasmart.
TLC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Inc. The network's programming primarily focuses towards exceptional real-life series with storylines involving lifestyles, family life, and personal stories. TLC engages and entertains their audience by offering remarkable programs that transport viewers into authentic and real-life everyday heart, humor, hope, inspiration, ideas and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, home reveals, heartwarming transformations, and life's milestone moments. TLC was ranked as the fourteenth largest cable network in 2017 based on viewership.
Every day, Leviton is engineering possibilities that make the future happen, meeting the needs of today's residential, commercial, and industrial customers globally. From electrical, to lighting, to data networks, and energy management, Leviton develops thoughtful solutions that help make its customers' lives easier, safer, more efficient and more productive. Driven by its commitment to its customers, the ingenuity of its employees and the safety and quality of its products and solutions, with Leviton, the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, www.facebook.com/leviton, www.twitter.com/leviton, or www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.