Thanks for the replies. I’m not sure the suggested approaches will achieve what I’m setting out to though.
I have a large open plan kitchen/living area with 25+ hue bulbs covering the space.
Sometimes we turn all the lights on, sometimes we only want some of the lights on. For example, we have a cluster of lights near the front door and hallway which we sometimes turn off. Turning these off could happen in a number of ways, via the tap or the hue app or smart things or via a configured routine ‘turn off some of the lights’. The default color for our lights is a bright white. At night, I want to turn these to a warmer color automatically, however in the process of doing this, I don’t want to turn on lights that have been switched off - this appears to be the default behaviour, changing the color also switches on.
One way I think I can do this is using CoRE. I appear to be able to change the color but only perform the action if the light is actually on. This is a bit tedious to set up as there needs to be a rule for every single bulb. Its doable however. The downside is though, that if the color is changed automatically to the ‘evening color’ and some of the lights were off and we choose to turn them on, they will default to the last color used, which is very likely the bright white. Maybe I could build rules to say if a light is turned on and its after >Xpm in the evening switch to the evening color but again, it seems like a large number of rules to achieve something relatively straight forward. I don’t know if there are significant performance issues or other considerations in creating this many rules in CoRE?
Any other ideas? Or have I misunderstood any of the earlier suggestions?