I currently have the IKEA Praktlysing blind up and running via the method described here. However, it’s a bit convoluted and won’t work when DTH are retired.
I haven’t found any Edge Drivers that work with the new Praktlysing and Tredansen blinds despite trying for a few months. Does anyone know of an Edge Driver that will work?
EDIT: I just removed my Praktlysing blind and re-added it. It connected using the standard Zigbee Window Treatment Edge Driver and works flawlessly! Before SmartThings would report the blind as opened when it was closed and vice versa. It now displays the state correctly. Even battery is displayed (how accurate the reading is, I don’t know). On the home screen, pressing the smalle circle button now opens the blind if it’s closed and closes it if it’s open. Before this button would take it to the preset position - I prefer it this way, but some might not.
Do you have a thread for the driver you created for the IKEA window blinds? i tried hunting, didnt find any. as i understand, you have added the fingerprint for the tredansen blinds in your driver, am i right?
there is no thread, as the driver is fairly simple and not tested well.
The driver is just a copy of one issued by ST team with the Zigbee group support, just to have a direct command from Ikea remotes.
there is a fingerprint for
- id: "ikea/tredansen"
deviceLabel: "TREDANSEN block-out cellul blind"
manufacturer: IKEA of Sweden
model: "TREDANSEN block-out cellul blind"
but I don’t remember if anybody came back reviewing this device. However, people usually don’t give any feedback while it is functioning and return when it stops working.
Thank you for the quick reply. at first i didnt understand what you meant by “just to have a direct command from Ikea remotes”. did some reading and I got to another thread on the fyrtur that you had replied to and saw more related discussion. I also came across someone saying that the driver worked until it stopped suddenly. not much clarity on the entire picture.
another person also tried your driver and went to look for your thread came back saying couldnt find any and the conversation died there.
I will try it your driver out when circumstances permit and reply here. thank you for your work.
long story short … most of the Zigbee buttons can send commands to devices without a hub.
We need a hub and an app to create groups and to alternate or extend behavior.
If you want to keep the behavior pre-programmed by Ikea in the remote you just put the remote and blinds in the same group. Then this group will be functional even ST hub is turned off.
For example: I have 3 blinds on my balcony - i got 3 remotes with them.
One of the remotes I have assigned to direct command to all the blinds. (no rules in the ST app, just use them as Ikea programmed)
The second remote I assigned to be a light switch in a room via ST automation.
And the third one is a scene activator remote. It starts an ST scene that closes blinds, regardless of which button was pushed.
Thank you for the summary Andrew.
I just setup 2 tredansen blinds and a remote yesterday. paired all devices into ST and into the same group. but the key presses didnt make any movement. ended up making automations for key presses to make any movement on the blinds.
i did reset the remote to get it to pair to ST.
with the automations, the blinds work as intended. thank you for your driver.
Moreover, do you know what the window shade percentage value indicate? its usually at 50% changing the slider sometimes makes movement on the shades. then the value changes back to 50% is it broken generally or for the tredansen or just for me?
Im still playing around with the equipment. Since its installed in our bedroom, im getting limited playtime.