How To Set Up Lights With Amazon Echo?

Amazon’s Echo is known as one of the most popular smart speakers. And while Alexa is very useful for weather forecasts, general questions and setting timers, she also has the capability to control compatible smart home gadgets. As we know that it is an intelligent speaker and also an excellent device for music listening, reminders and setting timers, and ordering some of the stuff you probably don’t expect from Amazon’s massive online store.

But the most mesmerizing thing about Echo — at least from my point of view — is its ability to control smart home devices. This is possibly one of the best reasons to buy an Amazon Echo since being able to adjust the lights with your voice is not just a handy feature: it’s also an astonishing party trick. Amazon’s Alexa, the intelligent assistant, has been baked into the Echo. It has become way compatible with a monolithic array of smart home devices. Owning an Alexa means being able to control your entire connected household with your voice.

In this article, you will learn that how you can connect the lights with your Amazon Echo, and light up your small world just by ordering assistant (Alexa) using your voice. Read ahead and kindly follow the process given below:

Setting Up the Lights With Amazon Echo

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Click on the hamburger menu. You will find it in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the Smart Home option.
  4. Then click on the Add device option.
  5. Click your foot, or you can twiddle your thumbs while waiting for Alexa to discover the devices near it.
  6. Scroll down to see the devices your Alexa has found.
  7. Here you will find your Philip Hue bulbs appearing in the Your Devices list.

Note: Your lightning products such as Philip Hue will keep the name you give them throughout the initial setup.

You may see the recommendations in order to issue commands using the names you have given bulbs:

  • Alexa, turn on bedroom’s light.
  • Alexa, turn off the laundry light.
  • Alexa, turn dim the bedroom light.
  • Alexa, turn the hallway light red.

Setting Up the Lighting Groups

If you want to set up more than one light in more than one location (3 bright bulbs in a hall, 2 smart light strips in a guest room, etc.), you are more likely to want to use Alexa to control your multiple lights at once. This can be done by grouping your lighting in your Alexa app. To do so, follow the process given below:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Click on the hamburger menu. You will find it in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the Smart Home option.
  4. Then go to the Groups option present at the top of the screen.
  5. Click on the Add Groups option.
  6. Then go to Smart Home Group option.
  7. Here, you need to name your group. Name it whatever you like.
  8. Now, select the devices that belong in the group.
  9. Scroll down and click on the Save option to save your group.

Now you can start issuing commands using individual lights names or any of the group names:

  • Alexa, turn on my hallway room.
  • Alexa, turn the bedroom red.
  • Alexa, dim the table’s light.

Adding New Lightings

Whenever you add new lights to your home, it’s entirely possible that you would consider it a headache to add one or more lights, but it’s as simple as repeating the connection process. Thus, the Alexa app tends to maintain your current group settings and smart home skills as well. Just follow the simple process given below:

  1. Open your Alexa app once.
  2. Click on the hamburger menu. You will find it in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the Smart Home option.
  4. Then click on the Add device option.
  5. Click your foot, or you can twiddle your thumbs while waiting for Alexa to discover the devices near it.
  6. Scroll down to see the devices your Alexa has found.

Doing so will successfully add a new light to your home.

Thank you for kindly reading this article; I believe that the information you got here will be useful to you.

Jessica Davis is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, She has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup

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