I’ve been trying for a while to automate my downstairs lighting.
My objective here was to have various things happen at different times of the evening, including changing lights to a warmer white and reducing brightness at various stages in the evening and ultimately turning main lights off and turning on some lamps.
I have around 20 hue bulbs for my main lighting. A key issue I had was altering the temperature without turning the light on if it was off. I also couldn’t just tie this to a timed event because I may not be at home, so I’ve now attached to a motion event. This works quite well in so far as, I walk in at night turn on the lights and then the motion sensor fires the piston and my lights adjust accordingly depending on the time of day.
I ended up creating this complex piston, which does work functionally but it seems to have become the cause of a number of performance issues. I often see that when this is running other events don’t fire or are delayed…
I minor issue is that the lights change state in a random order - it works but not elegant
Screenshot showing what the “location” events are…
any help would be greatly appreciated !