Can Alexa Turn On Lights?

Yes, with Amazon Alexa you can control your lights with your voice. The Alexa voice control of your lights works with all Alexa devices and 3rd party Alexa Devices that are built in. Our favorite Amazon Alexa Devices to control your home with voice are the Amazon Echo Show & Amazon Echo Dot.

Learn More: Which Echo Device Should You Choose?

What Do You Need For Alexa To Turn On Your Lights?

Alexa can turn on lights, but you will need to install either a compatible smart light switch, smart plug or compatible smart light bulbs. We always recommend permanently installing smart light switches vs installing smart light bulbs because the smart light switches offer more functionality, a cleaner look and work exactly like a regular light switch even if your wifi network goes out, which isn’t true for smart light bulbs.

Steps To Control Your Light Switches With Alexa

  1. Install a compatible smart light switch or smart light bulb

  2. Set up smart light switch or smart light bulb on the brands phone app.

  3. Enable the smart light switch skill on Alexa

  4. Click “Discover Devices”

  5. The smart light switches are now connected and can be controlled by saying “Alexa, turn on living room lights”

Top Smart Light Switches Compatible With Alexa & Google Home

One Hour Smart Home Horizon Series On/Off Switches

One Hour Smart Home

Best For: Alexa & Google Home Lighting Control with LED backlight

Our smart light switches offer unprecedented functionality, easy installation and full compatibility with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Our easy set up and guide walks you through everything you need to know to set up your light switches quickly. Our switches work on Wifi and don’t require any additional smart home hubs for set up.

Our switches have a clean green LED bar at the top of each switch so you can easily find them in the dark. Our switches also have a low profile design so that they can fit into even the most crowded junction boxes. Our light switches are a full 1/2” thinner than our competitors so you can easily retrofit your existing switches without needing to modify your switch boxes.

Leviton wifi On/Off Switches

Best For: Three way switch locations.

Leviton

Leviton was one of the first players in the smart home space and offers a great product design with 3 way switch functionality if required. These light switches are compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The smart light switches don’t require an additional smart home hub and work out of the box with Amazon Alexa to turn on and off your lights.

If you have a 3-way switch you will need to buy the compatible 3-way leviton smart light switch remote for full 3 way switch functionality.

One Hour Smart Home Dimmer Switches

Best for: TV Viewing, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen

Our smart dimmers provide unprecedented precise control of smart light dimming. They offer touch screen on/off functionality full dimming control. To turn on or off the light just swipe your finger across the digital touchscreen display. To control the lighting level you can touch the top or bottom of the switch to set the perfect mood with your smart light switches. Our smart dimmer switches work with both Google Home and Amazon Alexa and a home hub is not required.

Leviton Dimmer Switches

Best for: Three way switch locations

Leviton 3 way dimmers these light switches are compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Home, and are similar to the light leviton on/off switches but offer the same functionality a. The smart light switches don’t require an additional smart home hub and work out of the box with Amazon Alexa to turn on and off your lights.

If you have a 3-way switch you will need to buy the compatible 3-way leviton smart light switch remote for full 3 way switch functionality.