This article explains how to use Google Home and even Amazon Alexa to control light bulbs and set them up by room group. There are other smart lighting products available, such as Kasa. The process is generally the same, with slight variations among different manufacturers. We will also get to see how to turn off bedroom lights. Therefore, let’s get on with the topic.

How to connect Light Bulbs to Google Home

The process of connecting light bulbs to Google Home consists of first finding and then, adding your light bulbs in the Google Assistant app and assigning them to a room. Let’s see how do we do this:

  • Open Google Assistant.
  • Head to “Explore” > Select the Compass icon from the right corner
  • Thereafter, tap on the customization icon(three dots).
  • Head over to “Settings” > “Services” > Select “Home Control”.
  • Tap on the (+) icon in the lower right corner.
  • Now, get down and select your light.
  • Suppose we have Philips Hue, then, we select Philips Hue.
  • Thereafter, sign-in into your account and the bulbs you set up will appear among the devices under Home Control.
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Set up Rooms

Once you have connected your bulbs to Google Home, group them by room to control them all at once. How to do it? Head ahead to see:

  • Open Google Assistant.
  • Select Rooms under Home.
  • Now, a prompt will appear to assign lights to a room.
  • Select the pencil icon next to the light, and proceed to select it’s room.
  • Thereafter, select Done.

After setting up, when everything has worked, say, “Hey Google, turn the lights in [whichever room you have it, say, bedroom] on [or off].”

Controlling Lights with your Voice

Once everything is set up, you can use voice commands to tell Google Home to perform various actions. Such as turning the lights on or off, dimming or brightening the lights; setting a specific brightness level, changing the light color, and controlling all the lights in a room.

Since Google Assistant controls your lights through a Google Home device, you can also control your lights through text. Instead of using the microphone in the Google Assistant app, tap the keyboard and type a command, such as “Turn Off Bedroom Lights.”

Using Alexa to Turn Off Bedroom Lights

Not only can you use Alexa to play music and get weather updates, but you can also control smart lights in your home. Imagine being able to walk into your house and turn on all the lights at once, or turn off the lights in your room before bed with your voice.

Connect Alexa to Smart Lights

To connect Alexa to smart lights:

  • Open Alexa application.
  • Now, turn on the light you want to connect.
  • Head over to “Devices” > “All Devices”.
  • Thereafter, go to “Lights”.
  • Select your Light.
  • And, you are all done.

Contextual Lighting

Contextual lighting is a feature of Alexa. It uses simple commands to perform actions with lights. Say, “Turn off lights”. A point to remember, here is that it is not necessary to mention which light you need to switch off.

In order to set up contextual lighting, we only require an Amazon Echo device and smart bulbs. Thereafter, you have to create a Light Group to group all lights in an area to turn them off or on in one go.

After it is done. You can proceed with your actions. Note, that if the lights are in another room, you can control them by saying the name of the light group.

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Creating Light Groups

To create a light group for contextual lighting:

  • Open Alexa application.
  • Head to “Devices”.
  • Tap on (+) at the top right.
  • Thereafter, select on “Add Group”.
  • Name the group, and then select Lights to assign it to the group.
  • Select an Amazon Echo device, to assign the light group.
  • Finally, click on Save.

WRAPPING UP — Turn Off Bedroom Lights !!

On a parting note, I hope that I have helped you in letting you understand how to use Google Home and Alexa to turn off bedroom lights. Not only this you can also use these devices for performing other tasks and actions too. With this, until next time…. See-ya, goodbye !! ? ? 🙂

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