Recently over the past 4-5 days I’ve noticed that a lot of my Smart Lighting automations haven’t been working properly. For example, I have one set to turn on my Front Porch light at sunset and another to turn it off at sunrise. The last couple of nights, it has not turned on at sunset and I’ve had to manually turn it on. Another is to have driveway lights to turn on when the garage is opened after sunset. This automation also has not been working lately.
The best I can figure out is that this has to do with sunrise/sunset automations, but I haven’t done extensive testing. Just a best guess based on what’s happening. Is anyone else having issues lately?
I’ve been having this issue for a while now. Was using Hue lights for the sunrise/sunset routine… stopped working a while ago. I thought maybe it had something to do with the Hue lights, so today I switched to SmartThings Bulbs. In doing so it deleted my existing automations associated with them, and had to recreate them for the new bulbs. Still not working. I’ve logged into my hub via IDE and made sure that sunset and sunrise times were correct. They are. Not sure what else to do… Using a V2 hub if that matters…
You might consider running automations via tools outside of ST. Wherever possible, I use webCore and Sharptools Rule engine. For example, I run everything that turns a light on or off via some schedule via Rule Engine. I works well as you can use delays to stagger actions.
Having this issue as well. I’m moving all of my SmartLighting rules (that worked flawlessly for years but are now acting up!) over to webCoRE.
Actually, I’m moving everything over to webCoRE, back all the Pistons up, and wait for the sh$t show finale. If things go further South, I’m out. Already have an alternative hub that can host all the webCoRE Pistons.
I just got finished setting up webcore but when I go to my dashboard it says “There was a problem loading your devices. The data shown below may be outdated; please refresh the page and try again.”. My page is blank. I’ve checked over on the webcore (forums?) and any solutions that have been suggested there won’t work…
Remember that you can always ask questions on building pistons on the webcore community forum. There are several users who enjoy helping others build their pistons. Plus there are lots of example pistons you can look at to get started