Anyone have a solution for the following use case:
Motion sensor in a room can trigger actions based on various predefined modes, routines or scenes. That’s all good. But if I’m in a room and have manually adjusted the lighting then I leave and the lights go out, when I return and trigger the motion I want the lighting to return as I’d manually adjusted it.
Do you have a similar scenario? How have you solved it?
So are you wanting the existing “predefined modes, routines or scenes” to be updated to the manually set value(s)? Or are you wanting a simple, one-touch method to create a Routine/Scene that can recreate the manually set lighting values?
I’m looking for something simple. Not trying to create scenes or routines to be used repeatedly, just trying to prevent motion from setting the lights to some scene after I’ve manually set them to something I prefer just at that moment in time.
Based in the UK
Mostly Hue lights and SmartThings v2 hub.
Let me know if I’m not explaining the scenario properly.
If you are using a Routine to turn the light on when motion is detected (directly or via a Scene), I would add a pre-condition of “If light is off”. That way, once the light is already turned on, motion won’t trigger the Routine again.
Routine 1, if light is off, turn on in response to motion: puts the light back on at the same brightness as previous.
Routine 2, set your different dim scene based on time of day or some other setting.
If you manually change the dim level it’ll stay as you’ve set it when the light turns back on, unless something else triggers routine 2.
Depending on your device capabilities, the dim level may or may not return to the previous setting. My GE motion dimmers have the concept of a default dim level which is the level that is set when the switch is turned on (via motion or button push) regardless of the level when the light is turned off. Also, my Leviton Wi-Fi switches have the option to return to previous level or to a specific level when turned on.