Leviton VRI06-1LZ - 600W Incandescent Z-Wave Dimmer Reviews

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Submitted on 05/15/2020 Alarm Grid

The Leviton VRI06-1LZ is a 600W incandescent Z-Wave dimmer switch for use with virtually any Z-Wave controller or hub. The device provides smart control for your hardwired lights. All you need to do is remove your existing dimmer switch (cut the power first), install the VRI06-1LZ in its place, and program it with your Z-Wave controller. This is an older Z-Wave device, and it has since been discontinued in favor of more advanced models. As a result, we only give the Leviton VR106-1LZ a 4 Star rating.

There are some things we like about the Leviton VRI06-1LZ. For one, it is very versatile in the fact that it can be used with nearly any Z-Wave controller. We also like the LED light on the device, which can be helpful for making sure that it is working properly. The device supports 3-way and multi-pole wiring configurations when used with other Leviton Vizia RF+ devices. If you have any of these devices, then the VRI06-1LZ can make a nice addition. The replaceable face plates are a nice touch, as they add some personalization.

But the downsides to the Leviton VRI06-1LZ are notable as well. The product has been discontinued, and you are unlikely to find a new model. A used model should still work fine though. This is a standard Z-Wave device, and you will most likely want to look for a Z-Wave Plus device if you have a Z-Wave Plus controller. A Z-Wave Plus device will provide better range and ensure better overall connectivity for the rest of your Z-Wave network. While the 3-way and multi-pole potential is desirable, you can only accomplish this with other Leviton Vizia RF+ devices. All of this leads to us only awarding the VRI06-1LZ a 4 Star rating.

Good: Versatile, Can Pair Nicely w/ Other Vizia RF+ Devices, Replaceable Faceplates

Bad: Discontinued, Standard Z-Wave, 3-Way & Multi-Pole Only w/ Other Vizia RF+ Devices

Bottom Line: 4 Stars