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Connect with Alexa

With the Stack Lighting skill and Alexa, you can now interact with your Stack lights by voice. The simple steps below will guide you through the integration process using the Alexa app or website.

  1. Ensure your Stack lights and Amazon Echo (or other Alexa-enabled device) are online and functioning. For issues with your Stack lights, please refer to our support documentation or contact support. If you have complications with your Amazon Echo, please seek support from Amazon.
  2. Launch the Alexa application on iOS or Android, or navigate to http://alexa.amazon.com.
  3. Select the menu button in the top left corner and choose Skills.
  4. Enter “Stack Lighting” in the search menu to find the Stack Lighting skill. Selecting the Stack icon will take you to a page with more information about the skill and how it will interact with Alexa.
  5. Select the Enable button at the top of the page to add this skill to your Alexa-enabled device.
  6. You will be redirected to the Stack portal and prompted to login with your Stack account. This is the same information you use to access the Stack Lighting application.

    Note: You may need to enable pop-ups on your browser to access the Stack portal.
  7. Once logged in, press the Accept button. You will receive a message that your accounts have been successfully linked and you’ll be redirected back to the Alexa application.

    Note: If logging in using your Facebook account, you must use the Alexa website, as the Alexa app does not currently support Facebook login.
  8. Returning to the Alexa interface will generate a Discover Devices pop-up which will prompt you to begin a search for connected smart home devices. Choose the Discover Devices button to begin the scan.
  9. After approximately 20 seconds, the scan will complete and Alexa will notify you if any smart home devices were found. The page should also update to the Smart Home section. Stack Lighting will be listed under “Your Smart Home Skills” and all of your rooms for your location will be listed by name under “Your Devices”.
  10. From here you should be able to control your lights by giving Alexa voice commands such as, “Alexa, turn on the living room.”

 

Commands

The following commands are currently recognized by Alexa for controlling your Stack lights. Further options are possible by combining the Alexa “Say a specific phrase” trigger with Stack Lighting actions through IFTTT.

On – Turn on the designated room’s lights. “Alexa, turn on the living room.”

Off – Turn off the designated room’s lights. “Alexa, turn off the living room.”

Brighten – Brighten your lights by 25%. “Alexa, brighten the living room.”

Dim – Dim your lights by 25%. “Alexa, dim the living room.”

Brighten by X% – Brighten your lights by the percentage you choose. “Alexa, brighten the living room by 40%.”

Dim by X% – Dim your lights by the percentage you choose. “Alexa, dim the living room by 40%.”

Set Brightness to X% – Adjust your lights to the percentage you choose. “Alexa, set living room brightness to 50%.” There are several alternatives for this command such as “dim living room to 50%” or “set brightness to 50% in the living room.” 

Please note that all of the changes made to your Stack lights using voice commands are affected by your Return to Auto settings, as with any other change using the application. By default your rooms will revert back to Auto mode after being unoccupied for 2 hours, except for bedrooms (which have it disabled).

 

Groups

By creating a group in the Alexa application, you can use a single voice command to control multiple rooms.

  1. Using the Alexa web interface or application, choose Smart Home from the menu.
  2. Under “Your Groups” select the Create group button.
  3. Enter the name for your group at the top of the page and check the box for each room you wish to add to the group.
  4. Press the Save button at the bottom of the page when you are satisfied with your selections.
  5. You can now use the commands listed above along with the name of the group you’ve created to control multiple rooms!
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