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Glow C with Amazon Alexa

Article Summary

This article describes how Glow C integrates with Amazon Alexa, basic functionality, and additional troubleshooting steps if you encounter any difficulties.

 Article Overview

Basic Functionality 

Glow C can be integrated with Alexa as both a nightlight and smart plug outlet. Whenever you onboard a new Glow C device, it will create two separate devices: a “Switch” and a “Light.” You can manually turn on and off these lights/switches via the Alexa app or command Alexa to turn them on for you. 

Setting up Alexa 

There are two separate Alexa skills that you can use to get the most out of your Glow C, both of which can be found using the instructions below. The first skill, “Awair Glow” allows you to turn Glow C’s night light mode on and off, and power on and off the smart plug switch. The “Awair” skill allows you to ask Alexa about your home’s indoor air quality. 

To access the Awair Glow skill: 

Open the Amazon Alexa app. Tap the menu button in the upper left corner.

  1. From the menu, tap “Skills and Games

  2. Select the search bar and search for “Awair

  3. Tap on “Awair Glow C

  4. Tap the “Enable to Use” button.

  5. This will bring up a login screen. You’ll need to log into your Awair account to continue.

  6. Tap the X in the upper left corner to close the window.

  7. Tap the “Discover Devices” button.

  8. Alexa will look for all Glows connected to your WiFi network.

  9.  Select the connected Glow device, which will be labeled as a “Switch” or “Light.” 

  10.  Glow is now connected to Alexa! 

 

To access the Awair skill: 

  1. Repeat steps one through three above.

  2. Tap on the “Awair” skill.

  3. Tap the “Enable to Use” button.

  4. This will bring up a login screen. You’ll need to log into your Awair account to continue.

  5. Tap the “X” in the upper left corner to close the window.

  6.  You will now be able to ask Alexa about your air quality readings! 

You can say: 

“Alexa, turn off [Name of Glow C device] light.”

“Alexa, turn on [Name of Glow C device] light.” 

“Alexa, turn off [Name of Glow C device] switch.”

“Alexa, turn on [Name of Glow C device] switch.”

 

The Alexa Awair Skill allows you to learn more about your air quality and ask for suggestions on ways to improve it. 

You can ask for specific measurements by saying: 

“Alexa, ask Awair about the temperature.”

“Alexa, ask Awair about the humidity.”

“Alexa, ask Awair about chemicals.” 

To hear about your overall air quality, you can say:

 “Alexa, ask Awair about the air quality.”

If you’d like suggestions on how to improve your air quality, you can say:

“Alexa, ask Awair how I can improve my chemicals.” 

 

Including Glow in Your Home Routines 

In addition to giving you information and advice about your air quality, Glow C can also be used as part of Alexa’s “Routines” functionality. You can set Glow C to respond as part of a larger ecosystem. Glow C can either be activated as an outlet switch or a timed light. Glow C will automatically be added into Alexa’s “Featured” routines, and the power switch will automatically turn off when you say, “Alexa, Goodnight.” 

For example, you could say “Alexa, turn on the kitchen.” Alexa could then turn on the kitchen lights, turn a smart TV to your favorite cooking channel, and activate a fan plugged into your Awair Glow C to keep you cool while you cook.

 

Troubleshooting Problems

If you encounter problems while using Alexa, use these troubleshooting tips: 

  • If you can’t find the Awair Skill in Amazon, it is also possible that we are performing temporary system updates. Please be patient and the Awair Skill will reappear shortly. 

  • If your Alexa skills are not triggering, please make sure that you have selected the correct device name. Amazon requires very specific device prompts, which may be preventing you from accessing your data. 

If Alexa cannot find your device, please perform a Power Cycle or Factory Reset. If this does not solve the problem, please restart your router. If this does not work, please contact our customer support team.

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