Bit of an odd automation that I’m looking to achieve, but bear with me…
I’ve got a bathroom full of Philips Hue light strip and a few lamps. We operate this room via a normal On/Off switch from outside the bathroom and I have the lamps set to ‘remember last state’ in the Hue app to achieve the ‘normal’ day to day lighting required in the bathroom.
I made an automation that said that
- If bathroom entrance light state is ‘ON’
- then Play Sonos in bathroom
Now, the trouble is, this doesn’t work. It seems that ‘powering up’ the lamp is NOT the same as ‘turning it on’ in an app (essentially changing the dim level to anything above 0…)
I’ve tried leaving the lamps on, and using an app to turn the lights in the bathroom on, and the Sonos plays. Perfect.
But I want to achieve this by actually power-cycling the lights involved, and the automation doesn’t seem to do this (or rather the limitation of how it sees a lamp being 'on).
Hope that makes sense!