Nanoleaf Smart Lighting

Amazon Alexa Integration

Nanoleaf Aurora <> Amazon Alexa

Minimum Requirements

  • Aurora Firmware 1.4.32 or Higher OR
  • Smarter Hub Firmware 1.07 or Higher
  • iOS App Version 1.3 or Higher
  • Android App Version 1.1 or Higher
  • Your own Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or similar Alexa-compatible product
  • Alexa App Installed on Your Device

Or search for ‘Nanoleaf Smarter Series’ in Alexa Skills.

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 Aurora and Scenes something simpleAlexa’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 Aurora’ instead of ‘Robert Milliken the Third, Esquire’s Aurora’ or ‘Milky’ instead of ‘Birth of the Milky Way.’

An image of the Amazon Alexa logo signifying the Nanoleaf Aurora works with Alexa.

Alexa Skill Setup

  1. Set up Aurora or Smarter Hub in the Nanoleaf App
  2. Navigate to the Settings section in the Nanoleaf App and select Login
  3. Create a Nanoleaf Cloud account in the Nanoleaf App or sign in (please note that this account is separate from the Shop account and Helpdesk account, so those logins will not work)
  4. Check the ‘Sync home with this device’ checkbox
  5. In the Alexa App on your smartphone, search for the Nanoleaf skill. Click Enable
  6. Login with your Nanoleaf Account (the one created in step 3)
  7. Click Allow
  8. Return to the Alexa App if it does not automatically redirect.
  9. Discover your devices:
    1. Ask Alexa “Alexa, discover my devices”
    2. In the App, go to Smart Home tab. Scroll down and click “Discover my Devices”

From there you should be good to go!

Having some trouble? See our Alexa setup article on the Nanoleaf Helpdesk here.

Voice Command Taxonomy

Alexa, turn on <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, turn off <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, brighten <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, dim <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, set my <Device Name> to 50%.

Examples

Alexa, turn on Northern Lights.
Alexa, turn off Bob’s Aurora.
Alexa, brighten Ivy Two.
Alexa, dim Ivy Three.
Alexa, set the Bedroom Aurora to 50%.

+ Getting Started

Minimum Requirements

  • Aurora Firmware 1.4.32 or Higher OR
  • Smarter Hub Firmware 1.07 or Higher
  • iOS App Version 1.3 or Higher
  • Android App Version 1.1 or Higher
  • Your own Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or similar Alexa-compatible product
  • Alexa App Installed on Your Device

Or search for ‘Nanoleaf Smarter Series’ in Alexa Skills.

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 Aurora and Scenes something simpleAlexa’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 Aurora’ instead of ‘Robert Milliken the Third, Esquire’s Aurora’ or ‘Milky’ instead of ‘Birth of the Milky Way.’

+ Skill Setup
An image of the Amazon Alexa logo signifying the Nanoleaf Aurora works with Alexa.

Alexa Skill Setup

  1. Set up Aurora or Smarter Hub in the Nanoleaf App
  2. Navigate to the Settings section in the Nanoleaf App and select Login
  3. Create a Nanoleaf Cloud account in the Nanoleaf App or sign in (please note that this account is separate from the Shop account and Helpdesk account, so those logins will not work)
  4. Check the ‘Sync home with this device’ checkbox
  5. In the Alexa App on your smartphone, search for the Nanoleaf skill. Click Enable
  6. Login with your Nanoleaf Account (the one created in step 3)
  7. Click Allow
  8. Return to the Alexa App if it does not automatically redirect.
  9. Discover your devices:
    1. Ask Alexa “Alexa, discover my devices”
    2. In the App, go to Smart Home tab. Scroll down and click “Discover my Devices”

From there you should be good to go!

Having some trouble? See our Alexa setup article on the Nanoleaf Helpdesk here.

+ Voice Commands

Voice Command Taxonomy

Alexa, turn on <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, turn off <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, brighten <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, dim <Scene Name or Device Name>.
Alexa, set my <Device Name> to 50%.

Examples

Alexa, turn on Northern Lights.
Alexa, turn off Bob’s Aurora.
Alexa, brighten Ivy Two.
Alexa, dim Ivy Three.
Alexa, set the Bedroom Aurora to 50%.