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Alexa Unable to Change Color

I have several color mini bulbs and noticed today that I can no longer change the color of one of my bulbs using Alexa.

I can change the color perfectly fine using the LIFX app or a preset scene.

When checking out the device settings in the Alexa app, I noticed that the bulb color capabilities shows color temperature only, not color and color temperature.

I have attached a screenshot showing the affected device and a working one.

The bulb with the issue is labeled F 3

Sometimes a device is discovered before our cloud knows what capabilities it has. Try saying “Alexa, discover my devices” and see if that fixes it.

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Guess I just have to be patient sometimes. I waited 10 minutes after setting up that bulb and everything works fine now.

Thanks for your help.

Our Alexa integration is special in that it has “proactive discovery” where we automagically tell Alexa when you add or delete devices or the change the label of a device :slight_smile: