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Smart Home Skill - Interact with lights through Amazon Alexa

Lights synced with the Amazon Alexa app can be controlled using many different commands. Below are some example commands for a light with the name Office Light.

Example commands

To turn the light on or off:
  • “Alexa, turn off the Office Light.”
  • “Alexa, switch on the Office Light.”
  • “Alexa, flip off the Office Light.”
To control a dimmable light in addition to on/off commands:
  • “Alexa, dim the Office Light to 25 percent.”
  • “Alexa, increase the Office Light by 50 percent.”
  • “Alexa, make the Office Light 25 percent brighter.”

Frequently asked questions

What commands are not supported?

The Smart Home skill does not support commands that ask for the status of your lights.

Example: “Alexa, is my Living Room Light on?” is not a supported command.

How do I control a specific light?

To control lights using the Smart Home skill, you must use the exact name of the light or group name as defined by Amazon Smart Home. This is different from the skill where you can give commands without mentioning a specific light.

For more information on group interactions, see Smart Home Skill - Group devices together in Amazon Alexa

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