Tips and Tricks
Set up the Alexa Skill on the device you use most often to control your Nanoleaf lights.
Everything will work more smoothly this way.
To see a new Scene you just created in the Alexa App, click ‘Rediscover’ in the Alexa App.
Alexa syncs data automatically only every thirty minutes or so and treats Scenes like they’re devices. Yeah, we think it feels kind of hacky too. Ask them to change it =)
Create a ‘Group’ in the Alexa App called ‘My [Room] Lights’ to turn on or off all your Smart Lights in a room at once.
For instance, you could say ‘Alexa, turn on/off my kitchen lights’ instead of repeating this for each light.
Name your device and Scenes something simple. Alexa’s still learning how to walk a straight line without bumping into things. She seems to recognize words with fewer syllables better than longer monikers. Try ‘Bob’s Lights’ instead of ‘Robert Milliken the Third, Esquire’s Lights’ or ‘Milky’ instead of ‘Birth of the Milky Way.’