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Controlling your Smart Home using Amazon Alexa and Google Home: List of commands for lights

February 20, 2018

 

Voice control is more popular than ever -  and you’re probably wondering, which voice commands can be used with your Smart Home?

 

With Google Home, Amazon Alexa and a bit of Voxior magic you are able to control the devices in your Smart Home intuitively and effortlessly. With the help from our engaged users, we’ve compiled a list of voice commands, which will work with your favorite Voice Assistant.

 

In the following weeks we will be releasing a series of articles with a list of commands tested with Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

 

 Commands for controlling lights

 

Alexa commands for controlling lights

 

To turn a light on/off:
"Alexa, turn on/off light"
"Alexa, turn light on/off"
"Alexa, set on/off light"
"Alexa, set light on/off"

 

Set a light brightness to certain level:
"Alexa, set light to 50%"

Dim a Light:
"Alexa, dim <light>"
"Alexa, decrease <light>"

Brighten a light:
"Alexa, brighten <light>"
"Alexa, increase <light>"

To dim/brighten lights by a certain percentage:
"Alexa, dim/brighten <light> by 50%"
"Alexa, increase/decrease <light> by 50%"

 

Change the color of a light:
"Alexa, set <light> to <color>"
"Alexa, turn <light> <color>"

 

Change the color of a shade of white:
“Alexa, make <light> <shade>”
“Alexa, change <light> to <shade>”
“Alexa, set <light> to <shade>”

 

The shade of white can be: 
warm, warm white,                
incandescent, soft white,      
white,                                    
daylight, daylight white,        
cool, cool white.    

 

Other useful commands are the ones for turning all the lights in a room on/off and dimming them. Users of Amazon Alexa should create a Group in the Alexa App. Devices of a specific room should be added to this group as well as the Echo, which is in the room. If the Echo, which is in this room, hears the “Alexa, turn off lights” command, it will turn the lights of that room on. The naming of the devices and the room name is not important.

To turn on/off all lights in room/group:
“Alexa, turn on/off lights”

To dim all lights in room/group:
"Alexa, set lights to 50%”

 

To dim all lights in room/group:
"Alexa, set lights to 50%”

 

 

Google Assistant commands for controlling lights

 

To turn a light on/off:
"Hey Google, turn on/off <light>"
"Hey Google, turn <light> on/off"
"Hey Google, set <light> on/off"

 

To query the light status:
"Hey Google, is the <light> on/off?"

 

Set a light brightness to certain level:
"Hey Google, set <light> to 50%"

 

Dim a light:
"Hey Google, dim <light>"
"Hey Google, decrease <light>"

 

Brighten a light:
"Hey Google, brighten <light>"
"Hey Google, increase <light>"

To dim/brighten lights by a certain percentage:
"Hey Google, dim/brighten <light> by 50%"
"Hey Google, increase/decrease <light> by 50%"

 

Change the color of a light:
"Hey Google, set <light> to <color>”
"Hey Google, turn <light> <color>"

 

Change the color of a shade of white:
"Hey Google, make <light> <shade>"

 

The shade of white can be: 
warm white, incandescent, soft white,white, daylight

 

To turn on/off all the lights:
"Hey Google, turn on/off all of the lights"

 

Other useful commands are the ones for turning all the lights in a room on/off and dimming them. Google Home users can set up the lights for this command by assigning (adding) them to a specific room. You can do that with the Google Home mobile app. In this case, the naming of these devices doesn’t matter, while the Room name of course does.

To turn on/off all lights in room/group:
"Hey Google, turn on/off <room> lights

 

To dim all lights in room/group:
"Hey Google, set lights to 50%"

 

 

 

Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa voice commands side by side:

 

Updates:

We keep a constantly updated list of commands, in our Help center. You can find the articles with Voice commands for lights, blinds, thermostats, switches and scenes there.

 

 

Have we missed any of the commands which work? How are they working for you? What are your thoughts? Share your feedback with us. Post your feedback in the comments section, or send us an email support@voxior.com ..

 

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