I ran across a pretty handy Alexa Skill recently. It turns your Echo into a night light. But there are some restrictions and requirements. This hands-on guide aims to educate you on the Amazon Echo Night Light, how it works, and how to get the most out of this Alexa Skill. Let’s dive in!
What is the Amazon Echo Night Light?
The Amazon Echo Night Light is an Alexa Skill that uses the ring of light on your Amazon Echo device to function as a night light. This allows you to navigate your surroundings in the dark without disturbing others or straining your eyes.
What are Alexa Skills?
Alexa Skills are apps you can enable to add more capabilities to your Amazon Echo device. These skills allow Alexa to perform various tasks, ranging from reading the latest news, helping you with cooking recipes, controlling smart home devices, and even playing games—the Amazon Echo Night Light functionality.
Utilizing the Amazon Echo Night Light is incredibly beneficial. It can assist you in the dark, making it easier to move around your space without stumbling or knocking things over. Furthermore, the light emitted is soft and subtle, preventing any harsh glare that might disrupt your sleep.
How to Activate the Amazon Echo Night Light
To activate the night light feature, say, “Alexa, turn on Night Light.” The ring of light will illuminate, providing a gentle glow. To deactivate it, use the command “Alexa, turn off Night Light.”
The night light feature can also be enabled through the Alexa App. Navigate to the “Devices” tab, select your Echo device, and click the “Night Light” option to toggle it on or off.
Setting Up a Night Light Schedule
If you want your Echo Night Light to turn on and off at specific times, setting up a routine is the way to go. For example, you could set up a “Good night” routine that activates this Alexa Skill for you when you go to bed.
You can instruct Alexa to turn on the night light at a particular time every night with the command, “Alexa, set a Night Light routine for [time].” Similarly, you can set a time for it to turn off.
You can also set a Night Light routine through the Alexa app. Go to the “Routines” section, create a new routine, select the time and days you want the routine to apply, and choose “Night Light” as the action.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Amazon Echo have a Night Light mode?
Amazon Echo devices have a Night Light mode that can be activated using voice commands or the Alexa App.
Can I change the color of the night light?
No. Right now, it only supposes to default to the blue light ring of your Echo device.
What Echo devices are supported?
Echo devices with screens do not appear to work. The standard Echo devices do, like:
- Echo Dot
- Echo Studio
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Are there other ways to get a Night Light with Echo?
If you’re looking to change colors or brightness, check out Echo Glow.
Does the Echo Night Light consume a lot of power?
No, the Echo Night Light consumes minimal power. It is designed to be energy-efficient and does not significantly impact your device’s power usage.
The Amazon Echo Night Light is a practical and beneficial feature that adds to the convenience of using your Echo device. It allows you to navigate your surroundings at night comfortably, and the option to schedule when the light turns on and off further enhances its usability. Now that you understand how it works and how to use it, you can enjoy its comfort and utility in your Echo experience.
Learn more about your Echo device in the Alexa Archive.