Lately, my Sunrise/Sunset tines are way off. I have searched this issue, tried some of the suggestions of moving the geo-location to a very different place and then changing it back, and tried creating new smart lighting automations. Nothing has worked.
While I appreciate your response (I really do), do you have any idea how over-our-head your reply is for most of the users of this assine platform?
Look, I just want my lights to come on at Sunset, that’s all. Worked perfect for years, now, not so much. I have the smart lighting automation setup for this and again, it worked for a long time. So what do I need to do to get it to work again? Why do I have to do all this complex stuff, why can’t the new platform handle the smart lighting automation that I already had? Are you telling me that Samsung can’t transition a simple “turn on light at sunset” automation to their new system?
I must be missing something. Can anyone walked me through how to recreate my light turning on at sunset?
I have seen a few users reporting issues with sunrise/sunset recently but I do not remember seeing if anyone resolved it. Do you use Routines/Scenes or Smart Lighting? If Smart Lighting, is it Lighting with upper case L or lighting with lower case l? Upper case indicates it is the old groovy version while lower case l indicates the new smart lighting plugin using the new architecture.
If it is the older version, you may want to try moving the rule over to the newer version or using Rotines. But again, that is if you use smart lighting,
Supposedly things that run in the cloud using sunrise/sunset do not get an updated time for sunrise/sunset (they are static with the time they were implemented) Apparently, Smart lighting executes in the cloud. If you rewrite these as routines rather than use Smart lighting they should execute locally and update correctly.
Or… you could install Aplicaciones Virtuales Mc from Mariano’s channel and use the expanded sunrise/sunset capabilities offered by that.
I’ve used Smart Lighting and now Smart lighting to trigger outdoor lights on at sunset for about 4 years. Other than an occasional glitch around daylight savings time, I’ve not had any issues.
Smart lighting automatons will run locally if everything in the automation can be run locally. Scenes are not eligible to run locally. You might want to try a test automation that uses a device or two in place of the scene.