11 Popular Alexa Light Commands

It is no news that we have experienced lots of changes in various gadgets and smart devices. The only way around this is to ensure you are up to date with all tips and guidelines related to any device you intend to use. Being knowledgeable about Alexa voice commands will help you use your Alexa-enabled device to its maximum potential.

Alexa-light commands are a set of vocal phrases that instruct Alexa on what to do for your lights at any given time. Because all Alexa-enabled devices are built with AI (artificial intelligence) for their users, they are able to accept, initiate, and execute commands. 

Alexa devices come in all shapes and forms, ranging from the fourth generation to improved technologies. Over time, this has made it packed with amazing features, over time. Knowing the right way to control Alexa gives you the opportunity to enjoy its amazing features.

Like a virtual assistant, Alexa keeps you updated with what’s going on around you as well as provides you with helpful tips regarding unexpected happenings. However, it is quite impossible to embrace this unique world of tech aid.

Also Read:

Why your Alexa light is flashing yellow

Reasons why your Alexa is flashing red

How to Set Alexa Light Commands for Your Home 

By adding some excess hardware, you can get Alexa to switch single bulbs or a set of lights on and out. The basic stuff you need are either a smart plug, smart light bulb, or smart wall switch, and any device with the Alexa app.

How to Setup Your Alexa Devices to Control Your Lights

Follow the steps below to set up your Alexa-enabled devices in order to control the light using Alexa light commands.

• Fix either your smart plug, bulb, or wall switch and install it.
• Go to your Alexa app and pick “Devices”.
• Next, click on the “+” sign and pick “Add Device.”
• Choose the device you want to set up (light, plug, or switch) and the model.
• Now link your smart device’s account to your private account on Amazon.
• Allow your Alexa app to access and use that account.
As soon as it’s set, you can now see your smart device anytime you click on either a light, plug, or switch. 

You can also follow these simple phrases to command Alexa to control your interior or home lights. 

To Turn the Light On or Off

• Alexa, turn on the light. 
• Alexa, turn light off.
• Alexa, set on light.
• Alexa, set light off.

To Regulate Light to a Preferred Level or Percentage

• Alexa, set the light to 50%. 
• Alexa, dim light by 50%. 
• Alexa, brighten light by 50%. 
• Alexa, increase lighting by 50%. 
• Alexa, decrease lighting by 50%. 
• Dim a light (specify where you want the light dimmed). 
• Alexa, dim the light. 
• Alexa, decrease the light. 
• Increase the amount of light in (the hall, porch, kitchen, bedroom, and dining room).
• Alexa, brighten the lights. 
• Alexa, increase the light. 

These light commands are applicable for areas and spaces in the house, as long as Alexa has been synced to them. 

To Change the Color or Temperature of Your Light

• Alexa, set light to color. 
• Alexa, turn light color. 
• Change the color of one shade of white. 
• Alexa, make a lightshade. 
• Alexa, change the light to shade (warm or cool). 
• Alexa, set light to shade (Incandescent).
• Alexa, make the living room lights yellow. 
• Alexa, turn the lights to a cool white. 
• Alexa, make the kitchen lights warmer. 
• Alexa, raise the light temperature by 1 degree. 
• Alexa, set the temperature to 72. 
(The light colors available for white light shades include warm white, soft white, daylight white, and cool white). 

To Turn the Light On or Off

• Alexa, turn on the lights. 
• Alexa, turn off the living room lights. 
• Dim the lights, Alexa 
• Alexa, dim the lights by 50 percent. 

Lock Your Doors

For locking your doors, you can simply say, for example, “Alexa, lock my kitchen door.” Always remember to specify which door you want Alexa to shut or lock. This way, Alexa does exactly what you want. 

Below are also some examples of Alexa, recipe commands you can try out:
• Set the kitchen light to brighten or say, “Brighten kitchen light, Alexa.” 
• Turn on reading in the study. 

How to Test for the Best Alexa Skills

The best Alexa skills are identified after continuous experimentation. Some Alexa skills and light commands have been proven more effective than others. 

Many amazing features have been added to Alexa’s functionalities. This generates the best Alexa skills to assist you with your Alexa moments. At the moment, there are over a hundred Alexa skills on each of its enabled devices.

So your daily activities, whether boring or busy, can be well managed by your virtual assistant, Alexa. Thanks to the best Alexa skills, life for its users has become very organized and stress-free. You can now do the following with your Alexa device: 
• Send hugs to loved ones

  • Call an emergency contact
  • Play music and games
  • Scout for specific locations
  • Provide a recipe guide
  • Use Alexa Guard and Guard Plus
  • Check the Weather
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Activate Party Mode
  • Listen to Audiobooks
  • Make Donations
  • Make Calls to Other Alexa-Enabled Devices 
  • Schedule meetings. 

Did you know you can now use your smartphone to command Alexa hands-free? Yes, thanks to the new upgrade to Alexa, that is possible. 

FAQ: What Colors are Used By Alexa-Enabled Devices?

Alexa uses a wide range of colored light flashes to communicate. Each color that flashes or blinks on the top side of your Alexa-enabled device means something.

Colors you are likely to see on Alexa’s display include red, yellow, crimson, green, orange, salmon, gold, turquoise, cyan, blue, sky blue, pink, purple, magenta, lavender, warm white, soft white, white, cool white, and daylight white. Apart from the other colors, the white tones only work if Alexa’s lights are tuned to a shade of white. 

Each color is a clear signal from Alexa to it’s user:
• Blue Light: This shows when you give a voice command. 
• White Light: This shows anytime you have your Alexa Guard feature activated. 
• The red light is shown only when your microphone or camera has been turned off. 
• A yellow light shows whenever there’s a notification. 
• An orange light appears when your Alexa device is in its setup mode. 
• Green Light: Shows when you have an incoming call. 
• Purple Light: This shows only when you activate the “Do Not Disturb” feature. It also flashes when your Alexa device has issues with connection. 

How Do I Change Alexa’s Voice ?

There’s always a default intro voice Alexa uses once it’s activated. To change the voice of Alexa to your preference, you can have that done in your settings. In order to feel comfortable talking with Alexa all the time, manufacturers have specially developed her.

You can change Alexa’s accent and language, make it bilingual, and also give it a man’s voice. To change Alexa’s voice, open your Alexa app and ensure it’s updated to the latest version. Also, link your Alexa-enabled device and smartphone to the same internet connection. 

Basically, there are two ways to change Alexa’s voice. You either change the voice directly on your Alexa device or on your Alexa app. With a direct voice change, you just give a command, “Change your voice, Alexa, or Alexa, change your voice.” 

A change of voice can be in a feminine or masculine tone, depending on your preference. The chances you will hear a masculine tone when you change Alexa’s voice are high if you were using a feminine voice before. 

Changing Alexa’s Voice on Your Alexa App for Smart Phones

  • Select “Devices” and tap “Echo & Alexa.”
  • Next, click on the devices Alexa must change voice on. 
  • Move to the Settings page and click on voice. 
  • Choose your preferred Alexa voice. (Wait for a minute before you try using it).

How Do You Synchronize Box Commands for Alexa?

  • “Alexa, turn on the sync box.” 
  • “Alexa, turn off the sync box.” 
  • “Alexa, brighten my sync box.” 
  • “Alexa, dim the sync box.” 
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to PlayStation 4.” 
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to subtle.” 
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to moderate.”
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to high.”
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to game.”
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to video.”
  • “Alexa, set the Sync Box to music.”
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to start.” 
  • “Alexa, set the sync box to stop.” 

How Do I set Rainbow Timers with My Smart Home Light?

 To do this, simply say, “Set a 2-minute Rainbow timer or more” and add your device’s name. A rainbow timer works with every smart light that is connected to Alexa. 

As soon as you set the timer, you see a show of rainbow colors in a circular motion. A rainbow timer cannot function in time frames of less than 2 minutes.

Should You Put an Alexa Device in Every Room of Your House?

Absolutely yes! If you want the best skills service Alexa has to offer, keep all her enabled devices at a safe distance from each other. This will make Alexa easily pick up your commands with voice recognition and immediately get to work. 

As a matter of fact, it’s absolutely normal to have more than five Alexa-enabled devices in your home space. Despite the cost involved in getting an entire set of Alexa devices, its overall benefits are appreciable.

Why So Many Alexa Devices?

Most Alexa functionalities are super effective when you have a well-organized set of devices in and around your house. In fact, Alexa giving you an excellent response from its speakers shows that it can clearly hear you. Just like every human, you only move toward a task if you can hear what you have been instructed to do. 


Alexa light commands are very quick to get along with as they make communicating with Alexa easy. Because Alexa is intelligent, you don’t have to say every command exactly as it is. Commanding in very easy-going phrases should do the trick since it’s being developed with artificial intelligence. Just don’t forget to address and mention “Alexa,” no matter the phrases you use. 

Enjoy experimenting with new light commands as a hobby with Alexa, and share your discoveries with us. We would love to add more commands to our viewer’s list of Alexa commands.


Leave a Comment