I’d like to be able to turn on the header toggle for the outdoor lights and have them all stay on for a set period of time (eg 4mins) and then turn off. I don’t know how to do this and I don’t even know how to access the header toggle state in YAML or for automation. If I turn on any light individually I want it to stay on until I turn it off. Can anyone help me do this? Thank you.
The header toggle isn’t an entity and only exists as a UI element in the card.
Create a Group containing the four lights. Now you can control the state of all four lights by setting the group’s state.
group: outdoor_lights: name: Outdoor Lights entities: - light.front_porch - light.front_yard - light.back_porch - light.back_yard all: true
The inclusion of the
all: true option is important because of this requirement:
If I turn on any light individually I want it to stay on until I turn it off.
In other words, all lights have to be
on in order for the group’s state to report
on. Turning on any one light won’t set the group’s state to
on when using
all: true. This behavior is needed in order to meet your next requirement.
That can be done with a simple automation.
alias: example 1 trigger: - platform: state entity_id: group.outdoor_lights from: 'off' to: 'on' for: '00:04:00' action: - service: homeassistant.turn_off target: entity_id: group.your_group
Works perfectly!! Thank you.
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