What’s Amazon Alexa ?
- Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot devices developed by Amazon Lab126.
What could Alexa do ?
- Alexa is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real time information, such as news. Alexa can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation system.
How to setup ?
- To use smart home devices with Alexa, you need to enable the skill for the device in the Alexa app. You may also need to link your account with the device manufacturer or service provider to Alexa.
What's Amazon Alexa Local Adapter Platform ?
- The Local Adapter Platform (LAP) is a product that enables more 3P device manufacturers to support local control through Alexa. LAP enables a customer’s Echo Family Device (EFD) to communicate with their smart home devices over the local WiFi network, instead of using the 3P’s cloud. For customers, LAP makes their existing smart home devices respond faster and more reliably. For 3P device makers, LAP decreases operational costs by migrating control cloud traffic to a locally-supported route. For Amazon, LAP decreases customer-perceived latency, which increases customer engagement with Alexa. Before you can experience LAP, you need to turn on the device's LAN control.
How to use ?
- Turn On
- Turn Off
- Set Color
- Adjust Brightness
- Set Brightness
- Decrease ColorTemperature
- Increase ColorTemperature
- Set ColorTemperature
Request to turn on an endpoint.
“Alexa, turn on device name”
Request to turn off an endpoint.
“Alexa, turn off device name”
Request to set the color of the light for an endpoint.
“Alexa, set the device name to color”
“Alexa, set the bedroom light to red”
“Alexa, change the kitchen to the color blue”
Adjusts the brightness of an endpoint either up or down, depending on whether a positive or negative value is specified.
“Alexa, dim device ##%”
Sets the brightness value for an endpoint.
“Alexa, set the device to ##%”
A request to lower the Kelvin temperature value of the device. This directive does not specify a specific setting, but asks for a warmer setting relative to the current device setting. You can choose how much to adjust the setting of the specified device depending on its current setting, capabilities and other values. If the device cannot be decreased further, set it to its minimum color temperature.
“Alexa, set the device name warmer / softer”
“Alexa, set the dining room softer”
“Alexa, make the living room warmer”
A request to raise the Kelvin temperature value of the device. This directive does not specify a specific setting, but asks for a cooler/whiter setting relative to the current device setting. You can choose how much to adjust the setting of the specified device depending on its current setting, capabilities and other values. If the device cannot be incremented further, set it to its maximum color temperature.
“Alexa, set the device name cooler/whiter”
“Alexa, set the dining room cooler”
“Alexa, make the living room light whiter”
Request to change the color temperature of the specified device change to a specified setting. The following table lists some possible color temperature requests and related values that the API would send. If your lighting device does not support the requested value, its recommended that you set your device to the nearest possible value.
“Alexa, change the device name to shade of white”
“Alexa, make the living room warm white”
“Alexa, set the kitchen to daylight”