Our Team has researched and tested the following list of commands with Amazon Alexa smart assistant and KNX, Loxone and Gira smart homes.
Amazon Alexa commands for 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,
daylight, daylight white,
cool, cool white.
If you assign the device to the same Room, you can control them together:
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%”
Amazon Alexa commands for the 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/cooling mode as mentioned above.
What's the temperature of (temperature sensor)?
What's the current temperature of (temperature sensor)?
Amazon Alexa commands for 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%"
You can invert ON and OFF to represent 0% and 100% or the other way around. This is important because the installations differ and 100% doesn't mean 100% open in all homes.
To invert the commands, go to the Devices tab, open a blind's settings and toggle the "invert commands" switch.
Amazon Alexa commands for Switches and Scenes
To turn on/off a switch:
“Alexa, turn on/off <scene>”
“Alexa, set on/off <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>"
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