Over the past few weeks I have been using the Smart Lighting app on a timed event to turn a socket ON and OFF. This works most of the time but I have noticed that periodically one of the events (ON or OFF) fails to trigger. I end up with either a light not coming on when it’s supposed to, or not turning off when it’s supposed to sad face.
I’ve tried all manner of things like:
- Using the Smart Lighting’s ON and OFF event in one Smart Lighting app. (Turn on At, Turn off At).
- Separating the ON and OFF events into two separate Smart Lighting apps. (“Turn on at” for one event and “Turn off At” for a separate event app).
- Making backup events for turning the sockets ON and OFF (this helps a bit but still not ideal and not fool proof).
- Staggering the event time so that it doesn’t fall exactly on an hour (ie, Turn on at 11:58am, turn OFF at 6:59 pm). I don’t know why… just thought maybe the hub was super busy with other hidden scheduled tasks on the hour. shrug
In the end, I still get events sometimes not triggering. Is this fairly common or am I doing something wrong? Is there anything I can do to increase the reliability of the Smart Lighting app/ timed event? Use a different app? Upgrade to the new v2 hub ??