How to connect your Alexa device to smart lights in your house
  • You can connect your Alexa device to lights in your house, and use your Alexa device to control basic on and off functions, brightness dimming, and for bulbs with the capability, color changing.
  • You can create customized controls that allow you to work with multiple grouped lights at the same time.
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We may not have flying cars or teleporting devices, but the ability to control everything from the lights in your bedroom to the temperature of your refrigerator using nothing more than your voice confirms that we are living in a pretty futuristic world.

But before you can control the lights (or the fridge) you need to connect those smart light bulbs to Alexa on your Amazon Echo.

Before you do that, you need to screw in said lightbulbs (which may require assistance from a variety of comical characters) and turn the socket on, and then connect the bulb to the same Wi-Fi network as Alexa uses. 

Follow the steps that come with the bulb to do that. Note that some smart bulbs may require slightly different setup procedures than laid out here, but the processes should be similar enough for easy navigation.

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How to connect your Alexa device to smart lights  

1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android and tap the menu icon at the top-left.

2. Tap the words “Add Device.”

3. Tap “Light.”

How to connect Alexa to lights

Alexa will find some smart bulbs automatically, greatly simplifying the setup process.

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4. Find the brand of your smart light, and tap it, then select the specific model and, if prompted, go to the light’s app and enable the Alexa skill.

How to connect Alexa to lights

You may be prompted to download an app or add an Alexa skill for some brands of lighting.

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Alexa can now locate and connect to the device and you can use on screen or voice commands to control it.

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