In two of our bedrooms we have GE dimmer switches. At night we use Gentle Wake Up in reverse to slowly dim the lights before bed. This means that when we wake up in the morning, when we go to tap the dimmer on, it reverts back to its last brightness, which is like 5%. So we have to hold the dimmer for a few seconds to get back up to 100%
It’s a few seconds, that I hate. Add those up and I’m losing an hour+ each year standing at my light switch! (A bit of laziness there, but I’m hoping RM can fix it)
Is there a way to to make it so when i hit the dimmer in the morning it ALWAYS goes to 100%?
I’m about to install one of these and I would be interested in the answer to your question and how yours is set up to dim. If you could provide screen shots of RM that would be very helpful.
(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart)
You can do this.
In rule machine, create an action.
Choose set dimmers by mode.
This way when you get up in the morning, whatever mode the house is in, you tap the dimmer is comes on and then ramps up to the level you want.
I have a motion sensor and light in bathroom. I want the light to gentle wake up when it senses motion between 5 and 6 but if the light switch is turned on manually then cancel the gentle wake up and turn on light to 100%
If the mode is a condition then the rule will always be evaluated and the truthiness of the mode will determine behavior. If the mode is a restriction the rule will not be evaluated at all if you’re in that mode.
I usually just make the mode a condition and include it in the rule. Sometimes, though, I can’t do that because of the behavior I’m trying to achieve, so I use the restriction in those cases.
The change was to put off switch after set dimmer in the actions. So, you could try having both actions in the same rule and see what happens. It all depends on things like the cloud and the mesh, it may or may not end up with the light off.
I never found using a app to do this to be reliable. It should be done in the device handler.
Maybe this was addressed in this forum and I think you can do it through the evaluate rule tab, but it would be cool if you could create a rule based on events occurring within a sequence.
For example, when I enter the laundry room the light goes on and stays unless there has been no motion for 3 minutes. This is nice, but why when I could simply turn off the light when I trigger another motion detector say in the kitchen.
Could you conceivably create a rule that says:
If laundry room light on and;
No laundry room motion and;
If kitchen motion triggered within 1 minute of laundry room motion (or light coming on) then;
turn off laundry room light.
It seems the solution would be to use the evaluate rule part of Rule machine, but I would not necessarily know how to create this.
Alternatively this rule would be useful when entering the house and changing the mode.
If mode changes from away to daytime home and;
Laundry room motion is triggered or living room motion is triggered then