I thought of that, but the automations are still too limited. For example, While I can trigger an action at sunrise or sunset, I can’t constrain one to be between sunrise and sunset. Time also can’t be a precondition. Most of the automations run between sunset and sunrise (they are lighting) and don’t run otherwise. The only other option is to use a mode, but that then constrains other automations.
Devices triggered are items like GE light switches, smart bulbs, etc. Mostly triggered by door switches and motion sensors.
One my wife just asked me about was “why doesn’t the kitchen light go on when I open the back door anymore.” This automation ran between sunset and sunrise, but the garage light only went on if the garage door was open. i.e. you pulled into the garage and are going into the house.