Note: I learned after creating this app that a similar app created by Aaron Herzon exists at Dusk-to-Dawn Light Control with Lux control and Motion Dimming - RC2. Aaron was first so check out his app too.
Turn on your porch light, dimmed, at sunset and increase to full brightness when someone arrives or some other action is triggered. After a number of minutes the light will dim back to its original level. Optionally, set the light to turn off at a specified time while still turning on when someone arrives. This app runs from sunset to sunrise.
Select as many lights as you like. Additional triggers include motion detection, door knock, door open and app button. A door bell trigger will also be added in the future. Each trigger can be set to a unique brightness level.
A dimmable light/switch is required. If you don’t have a dimmable light, this app isn’t necessary. You could just use the native functionality of the SmartThings App instead.
- Adjusting the brightness during standby can now override the standby
brightness for the remainder of the night. so, if you turn the lights
up they will no longer dim to the preset level after an event. They
will reset to the preset level when the app is activated at the next
- Any events not being used will be hidden by default on the setup
screen so the page isn’t so cluttered.
- Added a method to verify that the schedules are running properly and
to restart if they fail.
Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments. I’d love to hear your feedback