Take Charge of Your Lights
Pair your Amazon Echo with Philips Hue lightbulbs and you can activate your house’s lights just by telling Alexa to turn them on.
Start by buying a Philips Hue Starter Kit with the bulbs you need. A Hue Ambiance Starter Kit costs $88 at Amazon and includes four bulbs and a Hue Bridge. Get four color bulbs and a Hue Bridge with the Hue White and Color Ambiance Pack for $193.97.
Once you’ve set up the lights and connected the Bridge box to your router, connect your Philips Hue account to Alexa with the Hue Alexa Skill. Say, "Alexa, lights on" or "Alexa, lights off" to control all your lights. She can control specific fixtures if you named your bulbs too.