I’m not 100% if this is the right category. If it isn’t, I will happily change it.
I was talking to an electrician friend who just helped set up a Lutron RadioRA system, and he mentioned a fun feature they added for the client: the lights are programmed to turn off back to front when he leaves. For example, when he hits the “goodbye” switch, the bedroom lights turn off, and then the halls, the kitchen, then dining room, and lastly the front entry. My friend said the idea was that you could hit the off button anywhere in the house and the lights would allow you to leave without tripping in the dark. I suppose you could say that it is similar to the lights “following” you with motion sensors, but timed instead of triggering. In theory, this could also be used when arriving home / waking up (although not as practical) and going to bed. Does anyone know of any sort of routine or SmartApp that may utilize this sort of functionality, or something similar? I am all ears!
I use SmartThings V1 as my primary hub, but I do also have Philips Hue V1 tied in as well as Homekit via Homebridge. I’m open to ideas!
As a final note, I am not heartbroken if we can’t figure this one out. It is just a fun idea.