Alexa will soon be able to orchestrate your home’s smart lights with more finesse, Amazon announced this morning. Starting today, customers in the U.S. who’ve connected their lights with Alexa can set wake-up lights or sleep timers and create new that dim or brighten their lights over a set duration.
The mimics a sunrise by gradually increasing the brightness of a single connected dimmable light or a group of lights. Saying a command like “Alexa, set an alarm for 7 a.m. with my bedside lamp” or “Alexa, wake me up at 6 a.m. with lights” kicks things off ahead of your alarm. (Note that the latter only works if the lights in question are grouped with an Echo device.) Both single alarm and recurring alarms