Using Element Plus with Amazon Alexa
In this article, we go through how to pair and unpair Element Plus and Amazon Alexa as well as give you some example Alexa commands and troubleshooting tips.
How to Pair Element Plus With Amazon Alexa
1. From the main menu on the left of the Alexa app, navigate to Skills. Navigate to the "Your Skills" button in the top right corner.
2. Search "Sengled Home" from the search box. Sengled Home skill should show up in the search result. Click on the skill.
3. From here, tap on the Sengled Home skill and enable it.
4. Next, enter your Sengled Element Plus account login information and grant permission to the Alexa app.
5. After linking your Element Plus account with the Alexa app, you should rename the bulbs in the Element Plus app to be more easily recognizable. Tap on a scene to check the bulbs that belong to it. Note their names, as you will need to find them in the device list.
Next, open up the device list and find the bulbs grouped under the scene. Then, tap the arrow next to the name of the parent hub. Tap the pencil icon to the right of each bulb to rename them.
6. Now, go back to Alexa and navigate to the Smart Home tab. Scroll towards the bottom and then tap "Discover devices".
7. After Alexa is done discovering your devices, you may want to group them according to their scenes in the Element Plus app. Currently, there is no way to import your scenes directly from the Element Plus app into Alexa. However, you may recreate these groups in Alexa by selecting the relevant bulbs.
How to Unpair Element Plus and Amazon Alexa
1. If you no longer wish to control your Element Plus devices via Alexa, all you need to do is disable the Sengled Home skill within the Alexa app. Simply navigate to the Smart Home tab and disable the skill.
Example Alexa Commands
Turning lights on and off:
- "Alexa, turn on [bulb/group name]"
- "Alexa, turn off [bulb/group name]"
- "Alexa, switch on [bulb/group name]"
- "Alexa, switch off [bulb/group name]"
Adjusting bulb brightness:
(The "brighten" and "dim" commands will increase/decrease brightness by 25%. The "set" command must be used in conjunction with the word "percent".)
- "Alexa, brighten [bulb/group name]"
- "Alexa, dim [bulb/group name]"
- "Alexa, set [bulb/group name] to [X%]"
- "Alexa, set brightness of [bulb/group name] to [X%]"
- "Alexa, set [bulb/group name]'s brightness to [X%]"
FAQ's & Troubleshooting
1. Can I import scenes and schedules from the Element Plus app to the Amazon Alexa app?
Schedules in the Element Plus app cannot be imported into the Amazon Alexa app.
As for scenes, there is currently no way to directly import them into the Amazon Alexa app. However, you may manually create your own "groups" in Alexa that will serve the same purpose. Refer to step 7 in the Using Element Plus with Amazon Alexa guide for more information on how to create groups in Alexa.
2. Can I adjust the color temperature of my Element Plus bulbs using Amazon Alexa?
No. Currently, the only way to control the color temperature of Element Plus bulbs is through the Element Plus app.
3. I can control my bulbs in the Element Plus app, but when I ask Alexa to control them, it doesn't work. What's going on?
First, ensure that Alexa has discovered all of your devices. Merely linking your Element Plus account with the Amazon Alexa app is not sufficient. Go to the Smart Home tab in the Amazon Alexa app and check to see if any of your Element Plus bulbs are offline.
Also, please note that if you have renamed the bulbs in the Element Plus app, you will have to ask Alexa to discover your devices again. Alexa will be unable to respond to the new device names until you have asked Alexa to re-discover your devices.
4. Alexa keeps saying "Sorry I could not find a device or group named [your device's name] in [your Amazon name's] profile." What is causing this?
First, check to see if your device is online in Alexa. Offline devices in Alexa will have the word "(Offline)" beside it in the Smart Home tab.
Next, check to see that you have renamed the Element Plus bulbs in the Element Plus app. The default names given to the bulbs in the Element Plus app are difficult for Alexa to parse. We therefore highly recommend that you rename your Element Plus bulbs. To learn how to rename your bulbs, consult step 5 of the Using Element Plus with Amazon Alexa guide.