I wasn’t sure where else to put this or how to ask this…but…
I’m sure there’s some IDE code that can be implemented to emulate the fading of a physical dimmer switch. Similar to the Gentle Wake Up SmartApp…for waking up, seems to work great, but you can easily see the steps, and sometimes it will skip a few percent and the fade isn’t perfect (guessing this is a network connection issue), you can easily see jumps.
Watching YouTube videos of other people SmartBulb set ups, I see nice smooth fading actions, are these features of the hubs? apps? smartapps (or similar)? hardware of the bulbs themselves? I have 2 OSRAM Lightify bulbs, and I just want them to always fade, every time. If they are turned off / 0%, and I set them to 50%, then fade from 0 to 50…if the bulbs are set to 80 and I set it to 30, then fade from 80 to 30.
I understand there will always be a minimum voltage required for the bulbs to be on, so you can’t dim to/from 0% perfectly…I’m just looking for nice SMOOTH fading from X% to Y%.
I use to have the WEMO hub, and it offered a sleep timer, and after X minutes, the lights would fade off, you could easily see the steps because it took something like 30 seconds to fade. I’m looking for more of a 1-2 second fade. I’ve recently watched some videos on the Phillips hue bulbs, and they were doing a demonstration, and they “told” the bulbs to dim, and they smoothly faded down (I guess they offer verbal actions now with their app or something).