Hey everyone - trying to find an app for the following scenario.
If there is motion AND luminance is at a certain level (say lux around 100) then turn on lights.
Pretty much the same as the stock lights on motion app, but with the addition of a luminance test. Can’t seem to find anything out there. Has anyone made something similar?
My kitchen receives lots of light during the day, but around noon when the sun ends up at the other side of the house it is quite dark. The regular sunset / sunrise timer doesn’t really work well because of the orientation of my home.
I’ve been looking for the exact same thing. Hopefully someone will chime in. Seems strange for ST to support a device capability (ie. Light Level) but not have an option to use it in native lighting applications.
You want Smart Nightlight. I use it in 2 custom iterations; one with a high LUX value and one with a low LUX value. I have less light downstairs than I do upstairs so I use 2 different settings. I tried the sunrise/sunset values with offset but they never worked properly after 24 hours. The LUX settings work perfectly. I have an Aeon Multi pointed toward the back yard (for the LUX reading) so I get a good reading of how bright it is outside.
@daven - I saw Smart NightLight, but in the description it says it will also shut off the lights when it becomes bright. My concern is that once the lights fire, the luminance sensor will see it is now bright in the room and shut the lights off.
I’m looking at the code and I don’t see where it would do that (but I am not a coder - so I can’t really tell). Is that how it works in your experience?
I wrote a auto dimmer smart app, You use your normal smart apps to turn your lights on and off, this app modifies the dimmer level(s) up or down when it sees a dimmer turn on.
It has three selectable LUX levels, and 4 selectable dimmer levels. Each dimmer also has an override should you not want to use the default values for a specific dimmer.
I have the same question as the original poster, but I don’t see an answer posted here. I’m using Hub2.0, and the built in “Smart Lights” app isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. I’d like the lights to automatically turn on with motion AND a certain lux level. I don’t want them to automatically turn off either. Any ideas out there? Thanks!
Thanks. Still not quite what I’m looking for. I don’t want the light to turn off at all; I want it to stay on indefinitely. (Hate to be picky…beggars can’t be choosers and all. But not sure what else to do here aside from learning to code. smile)
Use “Bright When Dark and/or Bright After Sunset” app. I think this will do exactly what you’re looking for. If you want your lights to stay on indefinitely then set the “turn off” option to 0 minutes and I’m pretty sure that will keep it on until something else triggers your lights to turn off or you manually turn it off.
Fibaro multi, hands down the best LUX sensor, also huge selection of configuration options.
The aeon taps out at about 1K lux, making it suitable for indoor measurements only, Fibaro max is about 32K lux