Thanks to technology advancing every day, you can control LED strip lights with Alexa using the Alexa voice assistant or mobile app. You can even create a schedule for the light to turn on and off. That is why you will have to know how to set up Alexa to control LED Strip Lights First. If you read through the information available in this content you will be able to do that with ease.
What Type of LED Strip Lights can you connect to Alexa?
The amount of LED strip lights that Alexa can connect to is little, Alexa can only control some types of LED strip lights. Due to some smart LED strip lights features that make it compatible with Alexa, Supports Alexa, Works with Alexa, or something similar. However, you can easily find these labels on the Product packing or in the product description.
You can also connect regular LED strip lights that do not support Alexa. Whereas, this does not mean that they won’t be able to work with Alexa. To make regular LED strip lights work you will have to get a smart plug that supports Alexa. And with that, you will be able to control your LED strip lights.
Which is Better with Alexa Smart or Regular LED Strip Lights
Smarter LED strip lights seem to be more expensive. The smart LED strip lights have been designed to work with Alexa to provide users with more features and a better user experience, to make it keep it simple. We will discuss how you can be able to control the various features of this device soon.
Strip lights plug into outlets and are controlled with a remote. You are usually limited to the features on the remote. With the assistance of smart plugs, we can thankfully make regular strip lights work with Alexa, too (but with fewer features).
How to Set up Alexa to Control LED Strip Lights
How to Set up Alexa to Control LED Strip Lights? You need to connect your strip lights, in other for them to work with Alexa. You need a smart plug that supports Alexa if you have regular lights.
Follow the guidelines provided with your smart plug to set it up. Connect the smart plug to the Alexa app. Immediately it is connected, plug your strip lights into the smart plug.
How to Set up Regular LED Strip Lights with Alexa
There are three easy ways to control your regular strip lights with Alexa.
The Alexa app
If you connect your lights to Alexa using a smart plug, you can control the plug through the app. First, open the Alexa app and tap the “Devices” tab at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap “Plugs” in the top row of devices.
Find the name of your smart plug and press the “On” or “Off” switch beside it. Your lights will turn on if the switch says “On,” and they will turn off if the switch says “Off.”
Control your lights with your voice
You need to be close enough to your Alexa device that it can pick up your voice. Say, “Alexa, turn on [plug name],” or “Alexa, turn off [plug name].”
Use a smart plug
You can create a schedule for your smart plug to turn on and off—through the smart plug’s app or the Alexa app.
How to Set Up Smart LED Strip Lights with Alexa
The smart ones also have three ways simple to control your smart strip lights with Alexa.
The Alexa app
If you connect your lights to Alexa, you can control them through the app. First, open the Alexa app and tap the “Devices” tab at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap “Lights” in the top row of devices.
Find the name of your smart lights and press the “On” or “Off” switch beside it. Your lights will turn on if the switch says “On,” and vice versa.
If you tap the name of the lights, you could find additional features, such as the ability to control the brightness and change colors. Some smart lights might have more features than others.
Control your smart lights with your voice
You need to be close enough to your Alexa device that it can pick up your voice. Some common commands include:
- “Alexa, turn on [the light name].”
- “Alexa, turn off [the light name].”
- “Alexa, set [the light name] brightness to [0-100] percent.”
- “Alexa, change [the light name] color to [ the color].”
Some smart lights will have more voice commands, but it depends on the brand.
Control your lights by scheduling them
You will be able to create a schedule for your smart strip lights to turn on and off—through the smart light’s app or the Alexa app.
That is all you have to do. You can now have fun and control your LED strip lights with Alexa.