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Need some feedback for a flow

#1

Hi. Mostly very happy about my Homey, but I was wondering about how to attack a challenge.

I have a flow that controls some devices, where around 10 are dimmable light sources. I also have a light meter, and I want the relative light to change with the outside light levels. This also means that lights that are turned off should not turn on. Is there an [easy] solution to something like this? I remember seeing this as one of the use cases on the Homey web site and was kind of expecting to see some built-in support for it. I would prefer not to make a flow for each light source.

Thanks!

#2

Since you don’t specify which bulbs you use, how they are controlled and how your flow looks like, it is a bit difficult to give useful feedback…

#3

I understand. I have some Ikea dimmable Trådfri bulbs, some Fibaro FGD-212 dimmers and also some Qubino dimmers. The light is meassured with a Philio PST02-B1 3-in-1 device. The flow is triggered by change in the lux value. As for the logic there’s a few things I need to sort out. As I said I want the dimming value to be relative, so I need to figure out a way to handle when a device turns down to zero so that it’ll dim up again.

If I’m not mistaken, the issue would be to handle all dimmable lights as an array, checking if it’s on or off, if it’s on, then dim according to the change in lux value from the sensor. It might require me to get into scripting or something?

#4

Hmm, maybe below links could be a bit of a start? (the last one is in dutch, don’t know if that is a problem)



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