Voice 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%”
 
 

Voice Commands for controlling Blinds

To fully open the blinds:
"Alexa, <blind> up"
“Alexa, turn off <blind>”
“Alexa, turn <blind> off”
“Alexa, set <blind> off”
“Alexa, set off <blind>”

"Alexa, increase <blind>"
"Alexa, brighten <blind>"

"Alexa, set <blind> to 0%"

To fully close the blinds:
"Alexa, <blind> down"
“Alexa, turn on <blind>”
“Alexa, turn <blind> on/off”
“Alexa, set <blind> on/off”
“Alexa, set on/off <blind>”

"Alexa, decrease <blind>"
“Alexa, dim <blind>”

"Alexa, set <blind> to 100%"

Set the blind to a certain position:
"Alexa, set <blind> to 50%"
"Alexa, increase <blind> by 50%"
"Alexa, decrease <blind> by 50%"

Out team is constantly testing new commands, we suggest keeping an eye on this articles for updates and news.

Toggle/Invert Commands:

Some of the users mentioned, they would like to change the way the ON/OFF commands work for the blinds. Currently your blinds will open, when you say "Alexa, turn off <blind>" and close when you say "Alexa, turn on <blind>".

In order to make these commands more intuitive, you can invert them. When saying "Alexa, turn off <blind>" the blind will close. You can achieve this by clicking on the settings icon in the 1Home App and select “Invert Open/Close commands”.

Other commands, like up/down, querying the status of the blind or setting the position of the blinds by a certain percentage stay the same.
 
 

Voice Commands for controlling Thermostats

To set thermostat using the thermostat's name
"Alexa, <thermostat> 20°C."
“Alexa, set <thermostat> to 20°C.”

To hear the ambient temperature on the thermostat
"Alexa, what is the temperature inside?"
"What is the the temperature of <room>?"

To hear what the temperature is set to on the thermostat
“Alexa, what is the <room> thermostat set to?”

Increase/Decrease the temperature using the thermostat's name
(Changes the temperature in Alexa for 1 Degree)
“Alexa, make <thermostat> warmer/cooler."
"Alexa raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat>."

Increase/Decrease the temperature of thermostat for X degrees
"Alexa, raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat> by 2 degrees.” 

To switch heating or cooling for a specific room/thermostat¹
"Alexa, set the <thermostat> to heating/cooling/automatic."
"Alexa, turn <thermostat> to heat/heating/cooling." 

¹Please note: This command changes the mode to auto heat/cool mode. In order for this command to work, the Smart home has to support auto mode

Currently the different modes only work for the Loxone Miniserver. When changing the temperature with your voice, you also change the mode to manual. If you want to switch back to the automatic mode, please set the thermostat to heating/coolingmode as mentioned above.

  

Voice Commands for controlling Switches and Scenes

How to control a Switch

To turn on/off a switch:
“Alexa, turn on/off <scene>”
“Alexa, set on/off <scene>”

How to control a Scene

To activate / turn on a scene:
"Alexa, turn on <scene>"
"Alexa, activate <scene>"

To deactivate / turn off a scene:
"Alexa, turn off <scene>"
"Alexa, deactivate <scene>"

Another useful command is the one for turning all the scenes in a room on/off. For the Google Home users setting up the lights for this command is as simple as 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.

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.

Turn on/off all devices in room/group:
“Alexa, turn on/off <group>”

 

What's next?

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