Hi, i would like HA to fade light brightness independent of the light being turned on or off.
I think it would be beneficial if the brighness state attribute also “exists” when the light is turned off, so that a transcendet modification of the brightness is possible.
also the very welcomed brightness_step (brightness_step_pct) would be great to be usable indepndent from the service light.turn_on or at least additional with light.turn_off to have the possibilites to perform realtive brightness modifications when the light is turned off.
i want all my lights to fade from a bright state during day to a dimmed state in the evening. this transition should be over a course of 1 or 2 hours. durign this time, also turned off lights should follow this trend, and when turned on, it should have exact the brightness value of the transcendet dimming, and even continue dimming.
The hardware needs to support this and most bulbs don’t support this.
Most bulbs turn on to the previous brightness/color first and then change to the brightness/color that you defined. That’s nothing that can be solved through software.
well as the automaion setup can also be modified by frontend, it would be a overall benefit of the workflow of creating scalable quick individual automations, just by selecting atrributes from a drop down menue (this is the future i think)
i have to admit i havent used the adatpive lightning component yet. as i alread mentioned, of cours im highly intersted, but e.g. im not fully comfortable with the idea, do only be able to “lock” the all day long brightness to the position of the sun.
rather i would like to have static light durign the day, and only in the evening i want a sophisticated light transition.
every light, which havent been turned on since brightness value of have changed, “flickers” at the “first” turn on with the new brightness value.
so light get turned on with old brightness value, adaptive light integ. notice and update to the new value …
during day its just a second of low light. at night on the other hand a bright short “flash” is noticed.
here, a transcendent brightness information would be beneficial, because from the very first millisecond the light would turn on with the correct brightness value and e.g. no bright flash will frighten you in the evening and night.
my guess is, that adaptive light integration also can only update throughout the light.turn_on service. so we are back at my initial feature request.
Again, this depends on your hardware, most bulbs are not able to set brightness when the lights are turned off. This is nothing that you can handle with software, when the underlying hardware doesn’t support it. The only workaround that I know is turning the lighr on at the desired brightness for 1 second and then off again, so that it will turn on at the correct brightness later on.
The services already exist for bulbs that support this feature. At least for LIFX it’s the case -> here
Personally, I think that’s the way to go, to add a specific service for the platforms that support it, instead of a general light.set or whatever service that doesn’t apply for most lights.
Then you should at least vote for your own request