Smart Home Wall Switch Comparison

In today’s episode we are going to compare GE, Leviton, and Lutron smart switches, both dimming and non-dimming. When selecting a wall switch for your smart home, it is important to know what type of switch you need and what look you want.

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GE Z-Wave Smart Dimmer (in wall) 12724

Transform any home into a smart home with the GE Z-Wave Smart Lighting Control Dimmer Switch. The GE Z-Wave Smart Lighting Control Dimmer Switch enables wireless control of on/off and dim functions of hard-wired incandescent lighting. The dimmer switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring, and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting.

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GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

Transform any home into a smart home with the Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch. The on/off switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring, and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting. The switch enables wireless control of on/off functions of direct wire incandescent, LED, xenon, halogen and fluorescent lighting. Providing ultimate flexibility, the Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch allows you to operate the switch by itself or easily integrate the switch with two-way, three-way or four-way wiring configurations by adding the GE Auxiliary switch for Z-Wave. Two-way wiring configuration turns the light or appliance on/off from one location.

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Lutron PD-6WCL-WH Caseta Wireless 600/150-Watt Single Pole In-Wall Dimmer, White

Bring technology and style to your home with the Caseta Wireless In-Wall Dimmer; the dimmer that is compatible with all of today’s bulb types, including dimmable CFL and LED, halogen and incandescent. The wireless dimmer gives you the ability to set the right light for any activity whether it’s reading, watching TV, entertaining, or having a casual dinner. Conveniently control the dimmer with a Lutron Pico remote control, sold separately. Wall plate sold separately.

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Leviton VRS15-1LZ Vizia RF + 15A Scene Capable Switch, White/Ivory/Light Almond

The Leviton VRS15-1LZ is a switch from Vizia RF+ product line. It is known for its all-digital design with a simple user interface. This particular model comes in white. With the energy safe mode of this switch you can reduce energy use and extend the life of a light bulb. Vizia+ lightning controls collection is perfect for new construction and retrofit applications. You can use this switch in a host of commercial applications, from medical offices and restaurants to office buildings and hotels. Some models have a built-in LED locator light. Leviton brand provides only high-quality products, while enhancing safety.

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Leviton Plug-in Dimmer and Appliance Module Review and Setup

In this episode we are going to review what could be considered to be the most basic and essential piece of your home automation project: The Plug-in Module. Today we will be looking at two different modules made by Leviton: the Appliance Module (VRPA1-1LW) and the Dimmer Module (VRPD3-1LW). At the end of the video I’ll show you how to connect the Leviton Dimmer module to your Wink Hub.

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Leviton VRPD3-1LW Vizia RF Series 300-watt Scene Capable Plug-In Lamp Dimming Module, White

Vizia RF + Series 300 Watt Scene Capable Plug-In Lamp Dimming Module with Z-Wave Technology for CFL/LED/Incandescent Turn any standard receptacle into the essence of “smart” lighting with the scene capable plug in lamp dimming module.

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Leviton VRPA1-1LW Vizia RF Plus Scene Capable Plug-in Appliance Module, White

The Vizia RF + Scene Capable Plug-in Appliance Module (VRP15-1LW) is ideal for any residential setting that needs remote ON/OFF switching of appliances, motor loads up to 1/2 HP, or freestanding lights, including Incandescent, LED, Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent loads Typical applications include switching of fluorescent lamps, portable fans, kitchen appliances, indoor fountains and more.

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Dynamic Mounting – Right Height TV Mount Review and Installation

An important part of every smart home is the smart TV. Today we wont be looking at the TV however, we will be looking at the TV mount. Since we have a fireplace with a hallway on both sides, my living room layout has limited options for TV placement. Basically we’re limited to in front of the fireplace or over the fireplace. The problem with over the fireplace is that it puts the TV up too high. And, obviously, in front of the fireplace prevents fireplace use. Not to mention it puts furniture in a place I would rather it not be.
So to solve our problem, we purchased the Right Height Mount from Dynamic Mounting. This mount lets you place your TV above a mantle, and then pull it down to a comfortable height when you want to watch TV. I will show a time lapse of the installation process at the end of this video.

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Dynamic Mounting Right Height Mount

The Right Height TV Mount is made to easily move curved and flat panel televisions up and down whenever you need it to. It works with most curved and flat panel televisions 40in and larger, up to 70 lbs. The Right Height TV Mount frees up square footage in your home by allowing you to mount your TV in spaces that were not possible or too awkward before, such as over the fireplace.

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