5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

By Naila Syifa
Updated September 2023

5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton is one of the global leaders in electrical wiring devices. With more than 110 years of experience, they have consistently delivered innovative products that are both reliable and easy to use. When it comes to smart home solutions, Leviton offers various devices ranging from smart switches, sensors, to smart plugs.

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW is one of the most sought-after smart plug products in the market, especially due to its dual-band connectivity that not many brands can offer.

In this review, we'll take a look at its technical specs, design, features, and installation process.

5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Mini Plug-In Outlet DW15P-1BW

Feature-Rich Smart Plug

✓ 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi
✓ Schedule, auto-shutoff, scenes, vacation mode
✓ Compatible with Alexa, Google, Nest, IFTTT
✓ No hub required

#1 Technical Specs

5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW can connect to 802.11 a/b/g/n @ 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi networks with WPA or WPA2 security. This dual-band connectivity gives greater flexibility and convenience as you won't have to worry about your WiFi bands.

This smart plug works with GFCI and AFCI 120VAC receptacles. It does not work with receptacles that are controlled, such as receptacles that are controlled by a switch or a dimmer.

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW is designed for indoor residential use. Some devices typically used with this smart plug include lamps, portable fans, kitchen appliances, indoor fountains, holiday lighting, and so on. Below are the technical specifications for the devices that are compatible with this plug-in outlet.
General use: 15A - 120VAC, 50/60Hz
Magnetic: 15A - 120VAC, 50/60Hz
LED and Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL): 5A - 120VAC, 50/60Hz
Incandescent: 1500W - 120VAC, 50/60Hz
Motor: 3/4 HP - 120VAC, 50/60Hz

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, and IFTTT without requiring a hub. It provides a 5-year warranty that gives you peace of mind and security in case anything goes wrong with the product.

#2 Design

5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW is designed to fit into any standard outlet. Thanks to its compact size, you can plug two of these smart plugs into a single receptacle, making it a great solution for managing multiple devices in areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens.

The smart plug is made from metal and comes in white color that blends in with any home decor. It also has a button on the side for manual operation, so you can manually push the button to turn on and off the device at any time.

#3 Features

5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW has a complete list of features that a typical smart plug would offer. It allows for remote control from anywhere via the My Leviton app and also supports voice control when connected to Alexa or Google Assistant. Automatic control is also possible with these features:

Schedule. You can schedule lamps, electronics, and appliances to turn on and off at a specified time, including sunrise and sunset for lamps.

Vacation (randomization) mode. When being away from home for an extended time, you can activate this mode to enact randomization of lighting control. This will create the impression that someone is home, deterring potential burglars or intruders and keeping your home safe.

Auto-shutoff. This feature allows you to set a countdown timer to turn off the plugged-in lamps or appliances. For example, you can set it to turn off your portable fans after 30 minutes to save energy.

Scenes. This feature allows you to activate multiple plugged-in devices at once. For example, you can create a scene called "Good Morning" that will automatically turn on the coffee maker, living room lamp, and kitchen lights all at once with a single tap on your phone or by voice command.

#4 Installation

5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW is easy to install and requires no wiring. You will need only 5 things for the installation:
1. A home WiFi network with high-speed internet
2. An iOS (8.0 or later) or Android (4.1 or later) mobile device
3. My Leviton account, set up through the My Leviton app
4. An available interior 120VAC outlet
5. A lamp or any electronic appliance you want to control

To install, you can simply plug the Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW into the receptacle, connect it to your My Leviton account by following the instructions in the app, then plug your desired appliance into the smart plug. Now, your device is ready to use.

It is important to make sure that the lamp or appliance you are controlling is working (the local switch is ON), and that it does not exceed the 15A limit.

Final Thoughts

5GHz Smart Plug Review: Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW

Leviton Decora Smart Plug DW15P-1BW can work with a wide range of devices and support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi. It does not come with energy usage reporting, but it has great automation features and is very easy to install.

If you're looking for an affordable and reliable smart plug, this is definitely one to consider.

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