Help setting up routines

(Hubz87) #1

Hi. I am trying to sort my Philips hue lights to come on if me or the wife come home ( which I have done and works fine) but I am also trying to get it so it doesn’t do this unless it’s after sunset. Can any 1 help me sort this out. Thanks

(Robin) #2

Can’t be done in a routine… Use smart lighting instead.

  • Click on the app icon in the ST app (bottom middle)
  • select ‘SmartApps’ at the top.
  • scroll down and click on ‘+ add a smartapp’
  • Select ‘ST reccomends’
  • Select Smart Lighting to install.

(Hubz87) #3

Wow I never knew any of those apps were there. Thanks


Robin is right, you need a smartapp for that. Smart lighting should do the trick. This app does not do logic like “Do this action if multiple things are true.”

To get around this limitation create a routine that changes the mode of the house to evening, or a mode of your choosing or creation, at sunset each day. Then use Smartlighting to trigger the light to come on when either presence sensor arrives only when house is in evening mode.

(Robin) #5

Haha… Figured!

One day you’ll discover the CoRE smartapp but make sure you’re sitting down for that one (it can do almost anything!)

It’s not available from the marketplace though… Has to be installed manual using code. Get used to Smart Lighting and other apps first or it will be too much too soon!!