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    What are the Alexa commands for Philips Hue?

    When you pair Amazon Alexa with Philips Hue, you get a powerful smart home setup that allows you to control your Hue lights with hundreds of voice commands. There are many you can use, but we’ve outlined the most common Alexa commands below.

    The top 10 Alexa commands for Hue

    1. “Turn on all the lights.”
    2. “Turn off all the lights.”
    3. “Make my kitchen brighter.”
    4. “Dim the lights.”
    5. “Brighten the lights in the living room to 75%.”
    6. “Make my lights warmer.”
    7. “Make my lights cooler.”                                                                        
    8. “Turn my kitchen lights green.”
    9.  “Set the lights in the den to Relax.”
    10.  “Turn on Read in the study.”


    The handiest Hue commands for Alexa are some of the simplest. Turning on and off your lights, brightening and dimming, and other basic light controls can be executed in a variety of ways. Make sure to preface each command with “Alexa” to get its attention and replace with your own light and room names!

    Basic light commands for Alexa


    1. “Find all my Hue lights.”
    2. “Turn on the living room light.”
    3. “Turn off all the lights.”
    4. “Make my kitchen brighter.”
    5. “Turn down the bedroom light to 50%.”
    6. “Lower the desk lamp please.”
    7. “Dim the lights.”
    8. “Brighten the lights in the living room to 100%.”
    9. “Dim the entryway light by 20%.”

    Alexa color commands for Philips Hue

    1. “Make my lights warmer.”
    2. “Make the lights bluer.”
    3. “Make my lights whiter.”
    4. “Turn my kitchen lights red.”
    5. “Set the family room lights to magenta.”
    6. “Set my bedside table to gold.”

    Other color names you can use include (but are not limited to) crimson, salmon, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, cyan, sky blue, blue, purple, pink, and lavender.

    Light scene and recipe commands for Alexa


    1. “Set the lights in the den to Relax.”
    2. “Set the kitchen light to Energize.”
    3. “Turn on Read in the study.”
    4. “Set Concentrate at the dining room table.”
    5. “Turn on Tropical Twilight in the dining room.”
    6. “Turn on Ibiza in the living room.”
    7. “Turn off Arctic Aurora in the bedroom.”


    Philips Hue offers the ability to set light recipes, which have been created based on scientific insights into the best lighting for activities, and custom, colorful light scenes via various Alexa commands.


    Alexa is smart, so you don’t have to say these commands exactly the way they are written in order for it to understand. Play around with these light commands to find the one that best suits the way you speak. Visit the Friends of Hue page to learn more about using Alexa with Philips Hue.