I did a search for “disable smart lighting automation” and came up with a few posts that didn’t really seem simple enough for me.
What I want to do is disable certain automations for long periods. Specific example - a lamp that comes on in the morning at 6:10am does not need to come on during the summer because it’s already light. I can’t use a mode, because I cannot be in two modes at once (for example, “away” and “summer”).
There is no disable feature on Smart Lighting. Rule Machine supports it but it no longer supports SmartThings (do I have that right?), and anyway I don’t do iOS.
I could edit the automation twice a year and make it so that it turns on and off a “virtual” switch (but I have found no description of how to easily create a virtual switch).
Can anyone suggest an easy way to do this? Worst case I will just delete the automation at the start of summer.
BTW you probably notice I keep stressing “easy”. I spent many years programming, and I still write bash scripts for a living. I want this to be a tool, not a hobby (I know …).
Thanks … Mike