Hi, been looking around but couldn’t find any way to schedule w.r.t to sunset or sunrise. For example “turn lights on 2 hrs before sunset”. In all smartapps I see absolute time or sunrise/sunset based scheduling but nothing like x hrs before sunset or sunrise. Is there something like this already there and I just overlooked? This would avoid having to change schedules based on sunset or sunrise timings change for few scenarios.
The Hello Home phrases have an Hours : Minutes before or after sunrise or sunset. If you’re not familiar with them look into them, I passed them off as useless for a while then I found out they can be.
just looked it up. would need to understand more to use in my scenario. wouldnt it be much easier to just add that in smartapp itself?
I have motion activated lights in kitchen but I want that to work on from 2 hrs before sunset. Before that I dont need the lights as its pretty bright during the say. Not sure how that would work with hello home phrases.
So there’s a SmartApp called Smart Nightlight that I use that does just that. Hello Home phrases are a little to simple for that. Also check out https://simplerulebuilder.com/
A great way to create rule with different AND OR cases.