Slowly raise the light brightness

Back in the classic app there was a way to set up dimmers so that you could slowly bring the brightness up over a specific period of time. I would love to do the same in the new Samsung app. Anyone know if this is possible? At 6am I want my bedroom lights to slowly raise to 60% over the period of about 15 minutes to help me wake up in these winter months when we average about 6-8 hours of real light during the day. Any ideas?

Haven’t seen it anywhere in the new app. I know the SharpTools.io rules engine does it. Could try installing that.
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try this

Thats pretty interesting about the color changing bulbs but wont really work for me. I have GE switches and do not use color changing bulbs.

When I had Insteon in my house, you could actually set the dim rate either universally or on a switch by switch or automation level. I was hoping there was a Smartthings way to do it which I was missing. Oh well.

Unfortunately there isn’t built into the app. But one of the strengths of SmartThings is the 3rd party developers that make products to fill in these gaps. Sharptools.io rules engine is probably the easiest to install and use since it doesn’t require any copying and pasting of code.

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There is a DTH that lets you configure parameters of GE switches that are usually not accessible through the standard DTH. Dim rate for turning on is one of them. You only use the DTH to configure the switch, one done you revert back to the original one. The parameters are saved in the switch and remain.

This is brilliant if I can figure out how to install it and they still work. LOL. Looks like it was built over 3 years ago.

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Super helpful. I am going to curl up with a cocktail and do some reading tonight. I appreciate the assist.

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