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Alexa and Groups of Lights

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Alexa and Groups of Lights
« on: December 12, 2020, 06:13:14 pm »
So I just installed 4 bathroom lights above my mirror in a row. These are RGB Smart Bulbs via the Smart Life.apk. I have created a home, my home and set all of the bulbs under Bathroom. I named all four bulbs the exact same name. I can control the bulbs individually with my phone one at a time just fine. What I cannot figure out is how to get Alexa to turn off all 4 bulbs simultaneously at the same time via voice command. Currently she only controls a single of the 4 bulbs and I'm trying to determine how to make them a single group of lights.


Thanks for info!

Re: Alexa and Groups of Lights
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 08:04:56 pm »
Give each bulb a different name.   If you use numbers, spell it out, for example use bulb one instead of bulb 1.   Then you can create a group in the Alexa app to turn them all on or off at once. 

Re: Alexa and Groups of Lights
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020, 06:32:45 pm »
Yes as reegade600 has said call them by different names, say, bulb one, bulb two, etc. and add each bulb individually to a named group, say, "bathroom".  Then say "Alexa, bathroom on" or "Alexa, bathroom off".  Never give separate items, or groups, etc. the same name.

Re: Alexa and Groups of Lights
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2020, 08:25:21 am »
I have 2 lamps each with 2 ball shaped globes on them, with a single bulb per ball. I named them "Ballay", "Ball bee", "Ballsee", and "Baldy" Each individually controllable by voice with ease. This just one example.
My Alexa environment includes :
1 Full Sized Echo
3 Echo Dots 2nd gen
2 Echo Dot 3rd gen, One with Clock
1 Echo Spot
Several Hue Lights with a single bridge
5 Fire Tablets (1 as a control panel in Kitchen)
One Ring Doorbell Pro
Also 4 cell phones with Alexa app installed!
You should see My Apple Device List!