Dim Hue Bulb when turned on at night


(Curtis Kaminski) #1

I’m trying to set up the Phillips Hue bulb in my bathroom so when I turn it on in the middle of the night it is dimmer than normal, maybe 50%. If turned on during non-sleeping hours I’d want to come on at 100%.

In a nutshell, I want the bulb to come on at 100% from 7AM to 11PM, and 50% from 11PM to 7AM.

I’d appreciate any advice on accomplishing this. I was thinking there’d be something for this on IFTTT, but I haven’t found anything yet.


Take a look at CoRE, a rules engine.

It an be a little daunting at first but you can get help from here.

(Realy Living Dream) #3

2 SmartLighting rules
1 Turn on & set level 100% 7am-11pm
2 Turn on & Set lever 50% 11P-7Am

(Curtis Kaminski) #4

Thanks. That was my first try, but I don’t want the lights always on, just
if they do get turned on at night, turn on dimmed.

(Realy Living Dream) #5

Than you need a trigger, a door sensor or motion sensor

(Curtis Kaminski) #6

Good there are some on sale for black Friday!

(Alec McLure) #7

How are you turning it on now - with the regular wall switch or through the app?

(Curtis Kaminski) #8

I guess through the app. I tell the echo dot in the bathroom to turn it on.

(Realy Living Dream) #9

You can set your good night routine to set dimmers to XX% . If you do that when in night mode the light would only come on at XX%. Otherwise teach the carbonites to say " Alexa turn on bathroom at XX%" instead of just saying turn it on at night LOL

(Curtis Kaminski) #10

Got the motion sensor today. Works at 100% in the evening. Waiting to see
if it dims tonight.

(Curtis Kaminski) #11

Everything working as intended with a motion sensor. Thanks to all who replied! :smiley: