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Fibaro dimmer 2: set brightness to 100% for 60 seconds then return to original brightness


#1

Hi all,

As per subject… I keep messing around with the parameters but don’t get the result I expected.

My carport lights go on after sunset to 50%.
At 23.00 they dim to 25%.
At any given point in time, I want the lights in my carport to increase brightness to 100% when motion is detected (after sunset).
Then, after 60 seconds I want the lights to go back to the brightness they were at before motion detection.

I would have expected the duration setting to be a solution but it seems to do something else?
Thanks for your help…!


#2

First create a numeric variable (I used n3) and a flow with a trigger “this flow has been started”, set the brightness to 100% and set the brightness to n3 after 60 seconds
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Then create a flow which sets the variable n3 to the actual dimlevel of the light and then starts the flow you made in the first step:
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edit: corrected first pic


#3

How about when the motion is active for more then 60 seconds?

You could use a countdown and reset the countdown when motion is detected. When the timer has expired then the light go back to dimmed level.


#4

How would this work? How do I create a countdown?


#5

Countdown app:
https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.bevlogenheid.countdown

You could make something like the following.

flow 1 (this flow will be triggered on first motion but also on continues motion and therefore keeps the countdown alive):
When motion is detected --> set countdown timer [countdown_name] to 60 seconds

flow 2 (this flow will be triggered when the countdown starts running)
When countdown [countdown_name] is started --> set dim level to [high_value]

flow 3 (this flow will be triggered when no motion is detected for more then 60 seconds):
When countdown [countdown_name] is empty --> set dim level to [low_value]


#6

My favorite is the timer app: https://apps.athom.com/app/com.synplyworks.thenmore
No extra flows needed all in one action.
Only disadvantage is that it the device will not show flows that use timer to trigger a device
Below the card:
1 The device is my kitchen lamp
2 Set dimlevel to 100%
3 For 60 seconds
4 If the motion is triggered again keep it on
5 if the lamp is already on, control it anyway
6 after the timer ends set it to the previous value


#7

Thanks for taking the time to explain!


#8

I installed the app.
Unfortunately, I don’t see my devices when I press “Select an item” ?


#9

What homey software are you on? V2.0?
I have not installed v2.0 yet. If you are on v2 you need to install a beta version
(Timer (v0.4.3 stable (Homey V1.5) - 0.7.2 beta (Homey V2)) - (FKA Then More) add Timers to temporarily turn on devices)


#10

The Timer app is build exactly for this purpose.
Strange that you don’t see any of your devices. What devices do you have, and what card did you use (on/off or Dim) I filter the devices on capability and I guess every device has an on/off capability, but for setting brightness you of course should also have the Dim capability, which is a different filter.

I know that there are devices that can control more than one light, that probably use custom capabilities, maybe that is the case here as well?