Leviton VP00R-10Z - Coordinating Z-Wave 3-Way Dimmer Reviews
Submitted on 09/21/2020 Alarm Grid
The Leviton VP00R-10Z is a coordinating dimmer for use with other devices in the Leviton Vizia RF+ Series. This device makes it possible to set up a multi-pole wiring configuration for your smart lights. This means that it will be possible for you to locally control your hardwired overhead lights from multiple on-site switch locations. Really, this isn't anything too innovative, and you will still need to use a traveler wire when setting up the multi-pole configuration. Coupled with the fact that the Linear VP00R-10Z is only standard Z-Wave, and that it has been discontinued, we only give this product a 4-Star score.
There are positive aspects regarding the Leviton VP00R-10Z. It is a fully functional dimmer that can turn the lights ON and OFF and adjust their brightness as needed. The unit pairs nicely with other dimmers and fan-control switches from the Leviton Vizia RF+ Series, and it is needed if you want to set up a 3-way wiring configuration. The Leviton VP00R-10Z also comes with replaceable white, almond, and ivory switches for added customization.
But the downsides for the Leviton VP00R-10Z should not be ignored. For one, this is merely a coordinating dimmer switch. It does not directly control a lighting load, and it must be paired with a dimmer or fan controller for any real use. The fact that you still need to set up a traveler wire is a major let down, as there are newer and more advanced Z-Wave switches that eliminate this necessity for a 3-way wiring configuration. The Leviton VP00R-10Z only uses standard Z-Wave, and any user with a Z-Wave Plus controller may want to find a Z-Wave Plus switch for range purposes. Like any in-wall switch, the Leviton VP00R-10Z must be installed. The device has no LED light, which can make it difficult to troubleshoot. There is also the fact that this product has been discontinued, and you are unlikely to find it new.
Overall, there is not much reason to get the Leviton VP00R-10Z, unless you happen to have one of the compatible dimmers and/or fan controllers, and you are needing to set up a 3-way wiring configuration. Most users who are in the market now will go with a product lineup that doesn't require a traveler wire and uses newer Z-Wave Plus controller. All things considered, the Leviton VP00R-10Z gets a score of 4 Stars from Alarm Grid.
Good: Dim Lights, Turn Lights ON & OFF, Pairs Great w/ Other Leviton Vizia RF+ Devices, Comes w/ Colored Switches
Bad: Does Not Control Lighting Load Directly, Requires Traveler Wire, Standard Z-Wave, Must be Installed, Discontinued
Bottom Line: 4 Stars