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HALO Home Voice - Quick Start Guide

Your HALO Home Voice Smart Recessed Downlight can be controlled from your HALO Home App or HALO Home accessories. Your HALO Home Voice conveniently contains an Amazon Alexa, allowing you to use voice control to command your lighting (requires a HALO Home Bridge) or to use basic Alexa features. In this Quick Start Guide you will:

  1. Pair your installed HALO Home Voice Downlight to the HALO Home App.
  2. Pair your HALO Home Bridge to the HALO Home App and connect it to your Wi-Fi.
  3. Add the HALO Home skill to your Amazon Alexa App.
  4. Connect the HALO Home Voice’s Alexa to your Wi-Fi and Alexa account using the HALO Voice App.
  5. Use the HALO Voice App controls.
  6. Learn about additional features and information.

I. Pair Your Installed HALO Home Voice Downlight to the HALO Home App

1. Install the HALO Home Voice in your desired location

(See enclosed instruction sheet.)

Once powered your HALO Home Voice will:

  • turn ON at full brightness (100%) & 3000K color temperature (CCT)
  • flash twice to indicate that it is ready to be paired
  • display a blue LED ring around the Alexa
  • (after approx. 30 seconds) will audibly state “Speaker is not connected. Please download the app to begin setup.”

2. Create your HALO Home Account

Download the HALO Home app and register >

Already a HALO Home user? Skip to the next step.

3. Add the HALO Home Voice Downlight to the app

IMPORTANT! iPhone 11 Users. Having issues? Please read this>

Note: Make sure your mobile device’s Bluetooth is turned on and within 40’ of the Downlight.

  1. Tap the " " menu button.
  2. Navigate to "Devices" and tap the " + " icon.

(The app will scan for your installed, unpaired devices).

  1. Select the HALO Home Voice Downlight and click “Add” to complete the pairing process.
  2. The connected light blinks once to indicate it has been paired.

Note: If the device firmware is outdated, an exclamation point will display on the device in the device list. Tap the exclamation point and following the onscreen instructions to update the device.

II. Setup your HALO Home Bridge►

Note: Without the Bridge, the HALO Home Voice’s Alexa will function with standard Amazon Alexa commands but will not control your HALO Home lighting.

Already paired and connected your Bridge? Skip to the next section.


III. Add the HALO Home skill to the Amazon Alexa App

For best results, complete the setup of any additional new HALO Home devices and create your groups and scenes before proceeding.

If you do not already have it, install the Amazon Alexa App and setup your Amazon Alexa account.

Note: Your Alexa account login and password can be different from the login and password used for your HALO Home account.

1. Add the HALO Home skill to the Amazon Alexa App

  1. Open and login to your Amazon Alexa App.
  2. In the “skills” screen, search for “HALO Home”.
  3. Select the HALO Home skill, and then tap “Enable to Use”.

2. Link your Halo Home account

Once you have enabled the HALO Home skill, a screen will open for you to enter your HALO Home account information.

  1. Enter the email address and password for your HALO Home account.
  2. Select “Allow” to grant Alexa control of your devices.
  3. Tap “Done” or close the window.
  4. When prompted, tap “Discover Devices” to load your HALO Home devices, groups and scenes into the Alexa App.
  5. Once the devices are discovered, close the Alexa App (no further setup is necessary if prompted).

Note: HALO Home devices and groups are organized under “Lights” in the Alexa App. Scenes are organized under Alexa App “Scenes”.

IV. Connect the HALO Voice’s Alexa to Your Wi-Fi and Alexa Account Using the HALO Home Voice App

Use the HALO Home Voice App to connect the HALO Home Voice Alexa to your Wi-Fi and to your Amazon Alexa account.

1. Download the HALO Home Voice App to your smart mobile device

2. Open the HALO Home Voice App

  1. Join your mobile device to the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network that the Alexa will connect to.
  2. Open the HALO Home Voice App.
  3. When prompted, grant the app permission to access media for full functionality, and then tap “OK” after reviewing the terms and conditions and privacy policy.

3. Add your HALO Home Voice Alexa(s) to the HALO Home Voice App

  1. On the searching screen, tap “Add Device”. If prompted allow the app to access your location.
  2. Confirm that you are connected to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, and then tap “Next”. If prompted allow the app to access your Bluetooth.
  3. Tap the HALO Home Voice device to setup.

(Add your HALO Home Voice Alexa(s) continued)

  1. Enter your Wi-Fi network password, and then tap “Next”.
  2. After a moment, the HALO Home Voice Alexa will chime and state “Connected”. On the app’s success screen, tap “Next” to run a firmware update check.
  3. Select a name for the Alexa location from the provided list, or tap “Custom” to type a unique name. Tap “Next”.

(Add your HALO Home Voice Alexa(s) continued)

  1. Tap “Get Started” and then log in using your user name and password for your Amazon Alexa account.
  2. Select “English”. The app should report that the Alexa is ready. Tap “Next” in the information screens until your Alexa device is displayed.

Note: After adding a HALO Home Voice Alexa, the next time you open the HALO Home Voice App, it will show any Alexa(s) connected to the mobile device’s Wi-Fi network. To add additional devices, tap “ + ”.

4. Test your Alexa for voice control

Your HALO Home Voice is now ready for commands.

  • Turn lighting ON or OFF: Use any HALO Home device name, group name, or scene name.
    • “Alexa, turn on Kitchen”
    • “Alexa, turn off Kitchen”
  • Raise or lower the light level: Use any HALO Home device name or group name.
    • “Alexa, raise Kitchen”
    • “Alexa, lower Kitchen”
    • “Alexa, set Kitchen to 30%”
  • Adjust the lighting color temperature: Use any HALO Home device name or group name.
    • “Alexa, make Kitchen warmer”
      • “Alexa, make Kitchen cooler”

Your HALO Home Voice’s Alexa will also operate with standard Amazon Alexa commands.

Note: When a voice command is received, the Alexa will chime and display a blue LED ring.

V. Use the HALO Home Voice App Controls

The HALO Home Voice App can be used for basic control of your HALO Home Voice Alexa devices. Any mobile device connected to the same Wi-Fi network will be able to operate the HALO Home Voice App.

Once the app is opened, previously connected devices will automatically appear.

  1. Control Volume: Drag the slider to control the volume of the selected Alexa.
  2. Mute the Microphone: Tap the microphone icon to mute the microphone. While muted, the LED ring will turn red and the Alexa will not respond to voice commands. Tap the icon again to unmute the microphone.
  3. Control Playback: Tap “Pause All” to pause playback on all HALO Home Voice Alexa devices. Tap “Play All” to resume playback.

VI. Additional HALO Home Voice Features and Information

Now you can:

Override lighting manually (temporary)

To manually turn on the HALO Home Voice Downlight without using the HALO Home App or accessories, cycle power to the light one time. The lighting will turn ON to its last known dim level until it receives the next HALO Home App, accessory or voice command.

Reset the HALO Home Voice to factory settings

If removal isn't possible, delete it by clicking "my device is broken" and then do the factory reset steps:

To reset the HALO Home Voice Downlight and the Alexa back to factory settings:

  • Using either a standard wall switch, circuit breaker or the air gap switch on an Accessory Dimmer cycle power to the HALO Home Voice as instructed:
    • Repeat this pattern 4 times:
      • Turn OFF for 2 second
      • Turn ON for 5 seconds
  • After a brief delay, the HALO Home Voice Downlight will flash twice to indicate a successful reset.
  • A blue LED ring will display around the Alexa. After approximately 20 seconds, the speaker may state “Connected” (if the originally configured Wi-Fi is available), followed by “Factory data reset.” Once rebooted, the Alexa will audibly state “Speaker is not connected. Please download the app to begin setup.”

Reset the HALO Home Voice Alexa

To reset only the HALO Home Voice Alexa back to factory settings and leave the Downlight connection to HALO Home intact:

  1. Join the mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network that the HALO Home Voice Alexa is connected to.
  2. Open the HALO Home Voice App.
  3. Tap the " " icon on the desired Alexa device.
  4. Tap “Speaker Info”.
  5. Under “Other Information”, tap “Remove”.
  6. Tap “Confirm” to remove the speaker.

Note: The HALO Home Voice Alexa will state “Factory data reset”. The Alexa’s LED ring will turn orange, and then blue as the device resets. Once complete, the Alexa will state “Speaker is not connected, please download the app to begin setup.”

HALO Home Voice Downlight dimming

  • The HALO Home Voice Downlight will dim from 100% to 5%
  • Dimming must be done either with the app or with HALO Home dimmers and accessories

Adjusting HALO Home Voice Downlight color temperature

Use the mobile app to adjust color temperature (CCT) of your Downlight(s). (The HALO Home Voice Downlight has a CCT range of 2700K to 5000K.)

Power cycle behavior

  • An unpaired HALO Home Voice Downlight will turn lighting ON to 100% and will flash twice if power is cycled
  • A paired HALO Home Voice Downlight will turn ON to the last known dim level (If lighting was OFF previous to the power cycle, lighting will turn ON when power is restored)
  • Approximately 30 seconds after power up, the HALO Home Voice’s Alexa will audibly state its connected or disconnected status.