Smart Lights Restriction Failure


I have an a Smart Lighting Automation where when I arrive, certain lights turn on at the house. It works reliably and very well. However, if it’s during the day, I don’t need the lights on, so I modified the automation to only turn the lights on between sunset and sunrise. It didn’t work. The lights still turn on during the day. I tried to specify the hours to only turn the lights on between 6 pm and 7 am. It still didn’t work. Anyone has the same issues? any thoughts or fixes?



While you are waiting for a fix you can try creating a night mode and restrict the smart app by mode

Frustrating! Definitely important to support.

FWIW, I have found that some of the timers in SmartThings don’t get updated until the next day. So if I set up a sunset trigger on Thursday, it doesn’t actually run the first time until Friday.

I’m not sure exactly when that does or doesn’t happen, but it’s something you can try and see if that’s what’s going on.