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SmartThings routine dimmer option doesn't go below 10%


#1

I’m using the Goodnight routine to dim my kitchen lights at 11:00pm but I can’t set it to any level below 10% as the only options are 10%, 20%, 30%, …etc. is there a smart app that works similar to the Goodnight routine or maybe we can get the app updated to be able to adjust from 1%-100%?


#2

Many inexpensive zwave dimmers, including the GE, won’t reliably dim below 10%. (More expensive switches which use a different kind of engineering can). That said, smart bulbs certainly will, so it is a little surprising that the official smart lighting feature stops at 10. But it does.

Anyway, Core will allow you to set the dim level below 10%. Whether it will work or not will depend on the combination of bulbs, switch, and fixture.


#3

Awesome! I’ll mess around with core as well. In the minutes since posting I’ve downloaded IFTTT and created an on and off applet based on time. I’ve found if I preset the zwave dimmer to 1% using smartthings and keep it at 1% the IFTTT will turn the switch on at that preset(aka last known dimming level). It works for my situation but it would be convenient to add the 1%-100% dimming setting for the Smarthings app routines as an option for others.


#4

You can also use Gentle Wake Up in the Smart apps marketplace. You can have it dim or get brighter to whatever dimness level you need.


(Nrg Zing) #5

True. But that app will just fade up lights over a period of time. What the OP wants is to dim down the lights overnight :slight_smile:


#6

You can use it to dim also. I have it set to dim from whatever they are currently set at to 1% over a few minutes for movies.


#7

I think I understand what you mean. Yeah I also looked into gentle wake up but I wanted it set to a certain dim level between the hours of 11pm to about sunrise at 6am. I can see where your idea for gentle wake up would be useful. Set the dim from off to 1% at 11pm and set the dim to 1% to off at 6am. Here’s my current setup on IFTTT.

If 10pm turn on kitchen bar lights (switch is preset to dim at 1%)

If sunrise turn off kitchen bar lights

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