For a while now i have had the urge to get reliable on off for lighting not only outdoors but indoors as well, sunrise sunset can be a bit hit and miss, getting lux values from weather tiles is un reliable and a timed event becomes pointless as the light changes throughout the year
I appreciate you can purchase purpose made smart photocells or multi purpose zwave devices but as far as i could tell they were battery operated which is something i want to avoid and they cost more than i wanted to pay
So my latest little project is adding a photocell to my rear house lights which are powered through a power sense plug ( Uk) pocket socket (Us)
The photo cell is not adjustable and comes on at the same lux level every day ( dusk ) from the power draw triggered by the rear lights coming on i should be able to get reliable on off via a smart app from Cobra that detects above below power changes
Anyone else done anything similar ?