Help in creating rule linked to Alexa
I am trying to set up a rule so that I can ask Alexa to turn on/off a group of switches or lights.
I have created a virtual switch with the name "Kitchen Lights", as well as a rule which works as follows: if the virtual switch "Kitchen Lights" is ON, then it runs a scene turning ON all kitchen lights. The same for turning the kitchen lights OFF, if virtual switch "Kitchen Lights" is OFF then it runs another scene turning OFF all kitchen lights.
The issue is that when I ask Alexa, "Alexa, Kitchen Lights ON" or "Alexa, Kitchen Lights OFF" it does not work. I have realised that even if all the lights are OFF and I need them to be ON, you need to first say "Alexa, Kitchen Lights OFF" and then "Alexa, Kitchen Lights ON".
Any ideas on how to improve this to avoid 2 Alexa commands to turn ON/OFF the lights?