Setting up Google Assistant and Alexa
(Google Home and Amazon Echo)
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Connect your lights to the cloud

Both Alexa and Google services are managed over the cloud which requires being connected to the cloud before they will work.

Note: If your lights show under your Wi-Fi network name within the LIFX app, they have not yet been added to your cloud account.

You can check the status of a light by tapping on it's name then then tap the settings gear.

How to Add a light to your cloud account

To Add a Light to your Cloud account, do the following:

1. Tap the name of the light in the app, to access the control screen for this light.
2. Tap the GEAR ICON in the upper right corner of the control screen.
3. Tap Add Light to Cloud
4. Rename your light under NAME
5. Choose a group for the light to be in. When you tap on the group that appears, you can move it to any other group, or create a new group for this light.
6. Tap Done in the upper left to return to the control screen.

 
Having some trouble connecting to the cloud?

If your bulb was previously connected to the cloud and now shows "disconnected" turn the light off/on one time and wait 30 seconds to see if it reconnects.

You'll be able to tell this as the Location and Group will be selected

 
You're still disconnected, please try the following

1. Click the name of the light
2. Click the GEAR icon
3. Find REMOVE LIGHT FROM CLOUD click it
4. Go back to the dashboard
5. Find the light under your Wi-Fi network name
6. Click the name of the light
7. Click the GEAR ICON then ADD LIGHT TO CLOUD

 
Which platform are you setting up? *


 
Google Assistant (Google Home) Setup

Download the Google Home App if you haven't already.
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-home/id680819774?mt=8
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app&hl=en

Important note - if your Google Home has multiple users you must link your LIFX account to all users accounts.
 
Open the Google Home App


 
Click Menu then HOME CONTROL


 
Click the "+" button then scroll and click "LIFX"

Note: If you also have the Google Assistant App on your phone you may see the Assistant screen with a BLUE mailbox in the upper right hand corner, if you do click that and the Home Control Screen will show.

 
Sign in with your LIFX app account. Then click AUTHORIZE when prompted


 
Your Devices will now show up then click ROOMS


 
Assign lights to rooms


 
Select Room then click back and repeat for all lights


 
You're all set!

As you add more lights you can skip this process by just saying

"Hey Google, sync my lights!"
You'll still need to group them but they will all appear in the app

Things you can say to control your lights:

"Ok Google" or "Hey Google", then...
"Turn on [light name/scene name]"
"Dim [light name]"
"Brighten [light name]"
"Set [light name] to [50%]"
"Dim/Brighten [light name] by [50%]
"Turn [light name] [color]"
"Turn on/off all the lights"


Changing colors on your lights

Color Options for Google Home control of your LIFX:

Blue
Crimson
Cyan
Fuchsia
Gold
Green
Lavender
Lime
Magenta
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
Salmon
Sky Blue
Teal
Turquoise
Violet
Yellow

 
Amazon Alexa (Echo) Setup

 
Open the Alexa App


 
Click Menu then SKILLS


 
Search for LIFX then select LIFX OPTIMIZED FOR THE SMART HOME click ENABLE


 
Sign in with your LIFX app account. Then click AUTHORIZE when prompted


 
A popup will appear, click Discover Devices


 
Your Devices will now show. Next, click GROUPS


 
Click Add Group and Select or input a Name then click NEXT


 
Scroll through and check the lights to add to your group then click SAVE. Your groups will now appear under groups on the dash


 
You're all set!

Try saying, "Alexa, turn [group] lights on/off"

Things you can say to control your lights:

"Alexa", then...
"Turn on [light name/scene name]"
"Dim [light name]"
"Brighten [light name]"
"Set [light name/group] to [50%]"
"Dim/Brighten [light name] by [50%]
"Turn [light name/group] [color]"

Controlling Scenes with Alexa

Alexa can also control your scenes.

1. Create a scene in the LIFX app
2. Open the Alexa app
3. Scan for new devices and your Scenes will appear

Try saying "Alexa, turn on [scene]"

Controlling Colors with Alexa

You can now control your individual LIFX, and Alexa Light groups, to set colors!
Try saying "Alexa, turn [color]"

Shades of white:
Warm white
Soft white
White
Daylight
Cool white

You can also choose from a growing number of color options, including the following:

Colors:

Blue
Crimson
Cyan
Fuchsia
Gold
Green
Lavender
Lime
Magenta
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
Salmon
Sky Blue
Teal
Turquoise
Violet

 
Ticket Details

We don't want you to be stuck. Please provide as much information as possible so we can get you up and running.
 
Name *

 
Phone Number *

A good number to reach you on if needed
 
Model of Phone *

e.g. iPhone 6, iPhone X, Samsung S6, Samsung S7 etc.
 
Model of Router *

 
Number of lights experiencing these issues: *

 
Total number of LIFX lights you own: *

 
Tell us what you've tried and what's going on: *

Please be as descriptive as possible as it helps us better understand your situation.
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