Smart lights that you can control with simple voice commands are very convenient. Its one of the reasons people are opting for Alexa compatible smart lights. There are so many Smart Light Brands like Philips Hue Smart lights, Wyze Smart Bulbs, TP-Link LED lights, LIFX bulbs and Haiku Lights. You can choose the smart lighting depending on your budget.

It’s easy to learn the steps of – how to setup Amazon echo lights.

 

Here’s what you need for Smart lights setup:

  • Alexa compatible smart light bulbs
  • Smart plugs
  • Smart switch
  • Alexa device – Echo, Echo dot, echo plus, or echo spot etc.
  • Alexa Setup app

 

Here’s How to Connect Lights to Alexa with Smart lighting system

Connecting Alexa with Smart lights

If you are wondering how do I connect my lights to Alexa, just follow these simple steps:

  • Make sure to properly install the Smart lights as per the installation instructions.
  • Open your Amazon Alexa App. If you don’t have it installed then please install it and login.
  • Now open the Menu located on the Top left of your Alexa app’s Home screen.
  • Look for ‘Smart Home’ option from menu and Tap it.
  • Now Tap ‘Add device’ option under devices.
  • Select the device type as ‘Lights’.
  • Alexa will scan for available devices and show you a list.
  • Select your Smart lights from the list to add.
  • If you have Philips Hue you might be asked to open the lights app, enable Alexa skill in lights app.
  • Tap ‘Continue’ to complete setup.

 

When setup is complete, you should be able to use Alexa voice commands to control smart lights around your Home. Just say – ‘Alexa, turn on the lights’ and It will do it for you. Now you know how to use Alexa to turn on the lights so, next let’s move on to ‘how to connect smart switch to Alexa’.

 

Connecting Alexa with Smart Plug or Smart Switch

Follow these steps:

  • Make sure to properly install the Smart Switch or Smart Plug as per the installation instructions.
  • Open your Amazon Alexa App.
  • Now open the Menu located on the Top left of your Alexa app’s Home screen.
  • Look for ‘Smart Home’ option from menu and Tap it.
  • Now Tap ‘Add device’ option under devices.
  • Alexa will scan for available devices and show you a list.
  • Select the name of the Smart Plug or switch from the list to add.
  • Let the setup complete.

 

Now you should be able to use Alexa voice commands to control smart lights around your Home.

 

Lighting Group

Controlling all the Lights one by one is tardy, so it is always better to create Lighting groups so you can easily control specific lights with just one voice command. For example, you can create Lighting groups according to specific areas of your house like, living room, Bedroom, hall lights etc.

 

Here’s How to Create and Setup a Lighting group

  • Open your Amazon Alexa App.
  • Now open the Menu.
  • Look for ‘Smart Home’ option and Tap it.
  • Select ‘Add Group’ option and Tap ‘Smart Home group’.
  • Give a name to create the group. You can select the name from recommended options.
  • Select the connected lights for adding in this group.
  • Click on save when you are done adding lights.
  • You can create as many groups as needed.
  • When you are done adding groups click ‘Save’.
  • Now you can test control over lighting groups by voice commands, like – ‘Alexa, Turn on Bedroom Lights’.

 

Now you are all set up to use your Smart home’s smart lights. If you face any issue or need assistance in setup, feel free to Get in touch with us.