Template help? Light brightness


I’ve had a couple of automations that have worked flawlessly for years, till recently. 1 is my landing hue light is on low, till motion is detected when it goes brighter, then after a certain time with no motion, it dims down. Recently it has stopped getting brighter when motion is detected. Does anyone know what could have changed please?

I have started to get this error

2022-02-16 16:01:33 ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.automation.landing_light_back_to_normal_brightness] Landing light back to normal brightness: Error executing script. Error for call_service at pos 1: Error rendering data template: TypeError: 'int' object is not iterable
2022-02-16 16:01:33 ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.automation.landing_light_back_to_normal_brightness] Error while executing automation automation.landing_light_back_to_normal_brightness: Error rendering data template: TypeError: 'int' object is not iterable

- alias: Landing Light Bright on motion
  initial_state: 'on'
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.stairs

    from: 'off'
    to: 'on'
    - condition: state
      entity_id: light.landing 
      state: 'on'
    - service: light.turn_on
      entity_id: light.landing
        brightness: '{{ ((states.light.landing.attributes.brightness or 0) + 150) | min(255) }}'

The min filter has changed.

min([x, y, ...]) will obtain the smallest item in a sequence. Uses the same parameters as the built-in min filter.

I suggest you change the action to this:

    - service: light.turn_on
        entity_id: light.landing
        brightness: "{{ [(state_attr('light.landing', 'brightness') or 0) + 150, 255] | min }}"

In addition, some of the syntax you’re using in the service call is old-school so I updated it for you.


thank you so much. Some of my automations are from 4 years ago and I haven’t really kept up with it all recently and it does get overwhelming :smiley:

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You’re welcome!

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