Alexa Will Finally Let You Connect Your Alarms With Your Smart Lights

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Amazon, Smart Home with 2 Comments

Amazon’s Alexa is probably one of the most powerful virtual personal assistants you can get on any smart speaker right now. And although Amazon has been making Alexa more powerful with every new update, it still lacks some important features.

And one of those important features was the ability to connect your smart lights to things like alarms and sleep timers. That’s finally changing, though — at least in the United States.

Alexa finally lets you connect your smart lights to your alarms and sleep timers. And that means you can now get Alexa to wake you up and turn your lights on at the same time. You can say things like “Set an alarm for [time] with lights.” or “Set a light alarm for [time] with my [smart home lighting device name] every day.”

Your smart lights can now work with Alexa’s Sleep Timers, too. So that means Alexa can now slowly dim the lights as your sleep timer ends, which is pretty handy. And for non-dimmable lights, Alexa will simply turn off the lights once the timer ends.

And last but not least, you can now add dimming or brightening bulbs to Alexa routines to automate your morning routine.

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2 responses to “Alexa Will Finally Let You Connect Your Alarms With Your Smart Lights”

  1. MikeGalos

    I've been doing that for well over a year now using Alexa and LIFX and enhancing that with other services through IFTTT. I guess this means I can skip some of LIFX's services and IFTTT's services and rely on Alexa's but that's hardly a big deal and, frankly, hurts the flexibility and power that I get from using each service for what it's best at.

  2. clowg

    Does anyone know why these types of features don't roll out world-wide? Why US-only?? Whats the restriction that means that setting a dim level has to be US-only?

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