Light on when arriving home after sunset?


#1

So whats the best way to turn on a light when any one arrives home after sunset? I tried to setup an automation that has both triggers.

Someone arrives and At sunrise or sunset. It seems those rules are OR rather than AND.


#2

You can do this with the official smartlighting feature, in fact it’s one of the examples in the supportbase article:

If you want to start building even more complex rules, see the following (this is a clickable link)


#3

Thats close but I see no mention of how to do it between sunset and sunrise (night). Other than hard coding a time span. Which would work but as we all know sunset varies by the time of year.


#4

There’s a “sunset” option under “more options: at a certain time”. You can even offset it, such as -15 for 15 minutes before sunset.

I can’t use the mobile app because VoiceOver navigation is broken, but hopefully somebody else can show you a screenshot if you can’t find it yourself. Or you can just write to support since it is an official feature


#5

Ahh there we go. Many thanks for that info!