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5 Best Easy-Install LED Dimmer Switches in 2018 Reviews

When buying LED dimmer switches, there are some things to keep in mind.

Most important: make sure the wattage of your bulb is compatible with the dimmer. Second, determine how many lights you will be using the dimmer switch for, to prevent overloading. The product description will tell you how many bulbs it’s able to handle.

We have gone through the reviews and found the highest rated LED dimmer switches that don’t require expert installation. As far as pricing goes, you can expect to spend anywhere between $30-$60 on a quality LED dimmer switch.

Types of LED Dimmer Switches

  • Single-pole: most common in households with a simple on and off switch.
  • Four-way: has four terminals to control a light from 2 or 3 locations.
  • Multi-location: for controlling multiple locations, such as lighting in a hallway, stairwell, and large room.
  • Plug-in dimmers: plugs into an outlet without any wiring required

1. Wemo Wi-Fi Enabled Mini Smart Plug

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug is a highly functional, “plug and play” dimmer that can be set up in about 10 minutes. Just plug it in and download the app- no subscriptions necessary. You will be able to control the brightness of your lights from anywhere with your phone as the control, randomize the lights at different times of day that you want them to shut on and off. While on vacation, use the safety feature to make it look like you’re home, using Nest to turn the lights on remotely- or get the house lit up before you arrive.

  • Voice control with Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • Wifi-enabled
  • Compact size allows you to stack two in same outlet
  • “Away Mode”
  • Compatible with Nest

2. Wemo Light Switch

The Wemo Light Switch seamlessly replaces your old wall light switch. You can set schedules and timers, for example schedule your porch light to turn on at sunset or turn ceiling fans on before you get home.

  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Replaces any single-pole light switch. Not compatible with 3-way (multi-switch) lights. Neutral wire required
  • Works with Nest
  • Randomize lights to protect your home with “Away Mode”

3. Lutron Caseta Dimmer Switch and Remote Kit

The easy to install Caseta replaces an existing switch in 3 quick steps and only takes about 15 minutes to get set up. It is suitable for all homes, and great for older homes, since it does not require a neutral wire. It is possible to also use this as a multi-location set up, which would require extra work and knowledge. It’s priced at almost double the competition, but worth the value.

  • Wall & Ceiling Lights
  • Can control up to 17 bulbs per circuit
  • Works with up to 150W dimmable LED/CFL or 600W incandescent/halogen bulbs
  • Works with Amazon Alexa
  • Wireless Smart Lighting
  • Included Pico remote to run lights on/off or raise/lower to adjust brightness from anywhere around your home

4. Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer

The Leviton requires a neutral wire for set up. It is possible to integrate with IFTTT, allowing you to use auto-shutoff in closets, hallways and bathrooms; plus engage home vs. away – perfect for vacation. With smart wifi feature, control your lights remotely with the Leviton app. Unlike others, this one comes with a warranty!

  • 15A LED/Incandescent compatible
  • No Hub Required
  • Neutral Wire Required
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

5. Lutron Diva Dimmer

The Diva Dimmer provides the best performance for LED bulbs and, according to the description, is compatible with 800+ bulbs. I don’t know anyone who has even close to that amount of bulbs in their home, but go nuts! The options are unlimited. You can also use this dimmer with an older version of lighting if you haven’t gone fully LED yet.

  • Budget-friendly
  • Convenient slider
  • Works with up to 150 Watts of dimmable LED/CFL bulbs or 600 Watts of Incandescent/Halogen bulbs
  • Can be used in Single-Pole or 3-Way applications
  • Works with ALL incandescent and halogen bulbs

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