How to Turn Your Alexa Device into a Night Light

Want to know how to use your Alexa Device as a Night light? In this quick guide, we tell you how you can use your Alexa device as a practical night light.

Amazon’s Alexa device is an all-in-one multi-tasking voice-controlled Amazon assistant that uses your voice to perform many actions. The Amazon Echo Dot device is capable of managing smart home devices, streaming and playing music, playing news, making calls, answering your questions, setting reminders, and so much more!

Steps involved in turning your Alexa device into a night light:

For Echo Show:

  • Click on“Display” in the settings
  • Manually set the brightness level
  • Disable Auto-Dim and Adaptive Brightness

For Echo and Echo Dot:

  • Go to “Skills and Games” in the Alexa app
  • Enable “Night light” skill
  • See if it worked by asking Alexa to open the night light

Apart from all this, this exceptional device can also turn its ring of light into a night light. If you’re not used to sleeping in a completely dark room, this is great news, as your Alexa device will also serve as a night lamp.

Read on to figure out how to turn your Alexa device into a night light with just a few simple steps!

Using the Amazon Echo Device as the Night light

Usually, Amazon’s Alexa devices aren’t meant to be used as night lamps. Still, you can transform your device into a nice little bedside lamp if you’re not a fan of sleeping in complete darkness. (1)

This process simply requires you to install an Alexa skill, and you’re good to go!

However, it is important to keep in mind that this process will only work if you own an Echo or an Echo Dot device. If you own an Echo Show, you can transform it into a night lamp by manually decreasing or increasing its brightness level to your preference.

What to Know

  • Your Alexa devices can be used as night lights by installing an Alexa skill.
  • For Echo and Echo Dot devices, all you need to do is install an Alexa night light skill and proceed to say, “Alexa, turn on the night light.”
  • For people with Echo Show devices, you can use features like “auto-dim” or manually set the device’s brightness to your preferred level.

How to Use an Echo Show as the Night Light?

If you have an Echo Show device, you’ll find out that these devices don’t have built-in ring lights and are less easy to use as night lights than the Echo and Echo Dot devices.

However, the Echo Show device has a display that can work as a night light. To use your Echo Show as a night light, you’ll need to switch off the device’s adaptive brightness feature as well as the auto-dim feature and then manually set the brightness level to a level that you think is suitable for a night light. The display will stay at this brightness level throughout the night until you manually change it again.

Given below are the steps of this process:

  • Go to settings
  • Tap on “Display”
  • Manually set the brightness level
  • Disable Adaptive Brightness
  • Disable Auto-Dim

Can an Alexa Work as the Night Light?

nightlight alexa feature
Video | Amazon Alexa

Alexa devices can be used as night lights by simply installing an Alexa skill! Alexa skills are similar to apps and can be disabled and enabled using the Alexa app on your phone or a browser. These skills enable your Echo and Echo Dot devices to turn on the light ring and leave it on for a preferred time. (2)

To use your Alexa device as a night light, follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the Alexa app and tap on “More”
  • Go to “Skills and Games”
  • Tap on the search icon
  • Search for “Night Light”
  • Tap on the “Night Light” skill and enable it
  • To see if it worked, say, “Alexa, open the night light.”

Wrapping Up

Now enjoy a relaxing night of sleep with the Alexa device’s night light skill. We hope you found this article informative and helpful. Make sure to share it with family and friends who own Alexa devices and get them in on the night light skill!

Take a look at some of our related articles below.




References
(1) sleeping in complete darkness – https://www.mic.com/life/sleeping-in-the-dark-good-for-health
(2) browser – https://www.britannica.com/technology/browser

Video References

Voice Spark Live (Alexa & More)

Amazon Alexa

About John Fox

ebbb364ee14268bd3b77496cab3d1d78?s=90&d=mm&r=gJohn Fox has worked as a security consultant for over 20 years. During his time in the industry, he's learned about what it takes to ensure your home and family are always safe.

With Safe Now, he's taken those two decades of experience and decided to share it with others to help them figure out how to make the right choices for their businesses and families.

John writes tips and guides to prevent crimes, as well as product recommendations, and tips for what to do in case of an emergency and how to protect yourself at all times.