I have a motion sensor in the kitchen. The idea is to turn on the lights at 10% at night when I walk late/after bed. I have the built in smart lighting app set to turn on lights at 10% if motion is detected. The problem is if the lights are already on and we are in the kitchen and it sees motion, it dims the to 10%.
Is there a way to have it only execute if the lights are not already on? I.e. if lights are on and motion is detected, do not execute. If lights are off and motion is detected, execute.
Is CoRE the answer to Rule Machine?
Edit: ive been out of the SmartThings game for a year. My hub died and the thought of reconnecting and setting up everything was annoying so I gave up. Now I am back trying to learn all over again
yes, and does so much more. the best way to setup motion and dim is this way…
have smart lghting just turn on the light if motion. it will always go to the previous dim.
and have smart lighting turn off the lights
or setup core to turn off the lights if complex
also a rule to set the dim for different times of the day or settings
Yes, rule machine was withdrawn a few months ago and core has been developed since. It actually does much more than rule machine did.
The following might also be of use if you want to get back up to speed pretty quickly:
Lots of new folks coming in, and I wrote this post about a month ago as a welcome to someone new who was interested in finding multiple resources. Since it should also be of interest to other new folks who like to read a lot, here it is.
( I’m also going to add it to the community created wiki. That way If This post gets out of date, other people can update it in the wiki. Welcome FAQ in the Community-Created Wiki. )
As far as resources, there are two FAQs you might find helpful.
This one is the intro to scheduling:
And this one explains how custom code is used in SmartThings. You don’t need to use custom code, but there’s a lot of it available, and it can add many features to the base system.
In addition, check out the quick browse lists for Pr…
CoRE for the win. Rule Machine is dead and no longer supported. CoRE pistons will be able to set your lights like that.