Leviton VRE06-1LZ - Electronic Low Voltage Z-Wave Dimmer Reviews
Submitted on 12/20/2019 Alarm Grid
The Leviton VRE06-1LZ is a Z-Wave dimmer designed for use with electronic low voltage (ELV) lights. It can support an ELV lighting load of up to 600 mA, and it can be configured for use with single-pole, 3-way, and multi-pole applications. The best feature of this Z-Wave dimmer is that it does not require a traveler wire for a 3-way wiring configuration if used with a Leviton VRCZ1-1L. That is a huge plus, and it allows us to give this device a perfect 5 Star rating.
There are many things we like about the Leviton VRE06-1LZ. The biggest is that it doesn't need a traveler wire for use in a 3-way wiring configuration if it is used with Leviton's VRCZ1-1LZ 1-Button Zone Dimming Controller. This is great, as having to run a traveler wire through the walls can be a difficult hurdle for many DIY users to overcome. But you can avoid that step entirely with the VRE06-1LZ when used with the corresponding controller. And being able to use the device in single-pole, 3-way, or multi-pole wiring configurations really improves the versatility of the device. We also like the fact that the VRE06-1LZ pairs with a Z-Wave controller quite easily. Another benefit is that the device comes with interchangeable outer casings to match a home's decor.
There are some downsides to the Leviton VRE06-1LZ that should be considered. For one, it is only standard Z-Wave, not Z-Wave Plus. Users looking for a certified Z-Wave Plus device have better options to choose from. Since the Leviton VRE06-1LZ is discontinued, you can no longer buy it new. But if you come across a used model, then it should still work just fine. The VRE06-1LZ is for ELV lights only, and it cannot be used with other lighting loads. All of these negatives are fairly minor, and the positives for the device outweigh the negatives. We give the Leviton VRE06-1LZ 5 Stars.
Good: No Traveler for 3-Way Wiring if Used w/ Leviton VRCZ1-1ZL, Multiple Wiring Configuration Options, Enrolls Easily, Interchangeable Outer Casings
Bad: Standard Z-Wave, ELV Lights Only
Bottom Line: 5 Stars