I’ve been on a quest over the last few months to find a smart app, or code that will allow me to simply group lights together.
For instance, I have 12 lights in my kitchen. When creating a new routine, instead of choosing the 12 light check boxes, I would like to choose the 1 Kitchen group to which they have been assigned.
My setup severely suffers from the pop corn effect (lights turning on in sequence, but missing a few in the process). I notice that with Alexa when I ask her to turn on my kitchen, all lights turn on at the same time with 100% accuracy. When my motion detector triggers an event that is supposed to turn on lights, it will miss a few. I’m hoping that getting lights in groups will get them to turn on at the same time like Alexa, rather than one by one.
I’ve tried code from GitHub and a few other sources, but this seems too complicated. I have been using an a Smart App in Smartthings called Gentle Wake Up which does group lights such that they all operate together. But I was hoping to find something similar to this, but more stripped down such that it only contains the lights. All other functionality of the light groups would be controlled by the routine itself.
Hope that makes some sort of sense. With any luck, maybe I’ll find a fix for this.