Welcome to the guide to link the Cololight to Alexa. By the end of this guide you will be able to control your Cololights with the Alexa voice command. Enough talking, let’s go!
This setup is divided into two parts: Cololight preparation and Alexa.
Setup – Cololight preparation
Before we start, you will need your Cololight user id.
Follow the steps below to get your user id.
i. Launch the Cololight app.
ii. Tap on the main menu (top left) and select ‘Setting’.
i. Select ‘Account management’.
i. Take note of the User ID. Copy and paste it somewhere.
ii. Now we move on to the Alexa part below.
Setup – Alexa
i. Launch the Alexa app.
ii. Tap on the main menu (top left) and select ‘Skills & Games’.
i. Search for ‘lifesmart’.
ii. You should be able to see ‘LifeSmart SmartHome’ in the results.
i. Select it and tap ‘Enable to Use’.
i. Enter in your user id (which you copied earlier) and password.
ii. Tap on ‘Login’.
i. There will be a prompt to authorize usage by Alexa. Tap on ‘Authorize’.
ii. Alexa and LifeSmart is now linked!
i. Back in the Alexa app, you will see 1 new light discovered – ‘My light’.
It appears as ‘My light’ because I have named it so in the Cololight app.
i. Let’s try an Alexa command. For this example, I have named my Cololight as ‘My light’.
So I will say “Alexa, turn on My light”. Or “Alexa, set My light to red”.
ii. There you have it, now go and have fun!
Do check out Jumpadevice’s review of the Cololight here.