Talk to your LIFX lights with Amazon Echo.
Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It can hear you from across the house even when it is playing your favourite tune. Use Echo to switch off the lights when you’re snug in bed, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie.
Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and of course your LIFX lights.
Your LIFX Lights now talk directly to the Amazon Echo through the Alexa Connected Home Integration. After a few simple set up steps (see below) you can control your LIFX lights with simple statements like:
Alexa, Turn the lights on
Alexa, Turn the Kitchen light off
Alexa, Switch lights to 50% brightness
Alexa, lower brightness by 25%
Alexa, dim Bedroom lights by 25%
USA ONLY: To change colors or control your LIFX groups just add "tell Life-Ex...":
Alexa, tell `Life-Ex` to make my lights blue
Alexa, tell `Life-Ex` to change the Living Room lights to red
INTERNATIONAL: Stay tuned for ways to change your LIFX colors with Alexa in other regions. In the meantime, international users can control LIFX colors by enabling the Yonomi Alexa skill, connecting Yonomi to LIFX and creating Yonomi "Routines" with your favorite colors. Then in the Alexa app search new devices and Alexa will find the new Yonomi routines as devices ready for voice control.
How to Get Connected
Make sure your lights are on the LIFX Cloud then follow these steps:
1. Open the Alexa app and go to Smart Home in the Menu. Choose, Get More Smart Home Skills, and search for LIFX. Authorize your account with the Skill.
2. Close the authentication page and tap discover devices. After a few seconds your lights will be displayed under Smart Home in the Alexa app and you can optionally group them for Alexa here (hint: Alexa groups are separate from your personal LIFX groups).
3. Say “Alexa, turn my lights… On” or “...Off”. That's it!
4. Optional (USA-ONLY): Enable the advanced LIFX Skill, under Skills in the Alexa app, to control LIFX colors and groups. Once activated, say “Alexa, ask 'LIFX' (pronounced 'life-ex'): what I can do with my lights?” and Alexa will provide control options for the skill.