⚙ Turn Light, Switch, Entity or Scene On & Off with Trigger Conditions

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Trigger-Ready Control - Customize On & Off for Light, Switch, Scene, or Any Entity :vertical_traffic_light:

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Version: 2.0 :fire:

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:newspaper: The Automation Process:

  • Trigger Options:

    • Entity State Option:

      • When an entity changes its state from OFF to ON, the automation will turn specified entities ON.
      • When an entity changes its state from ON to OFF, the automation will turn specified entities OFF.
    • Sun Option:

      • When the sun’s elevation falls below a set value, the automation will turn specified entities ON.
      • When the sun’s elevation rises above a set value, the automation will turn specified entities OFF.
    • Ambient Light Sensing Option:

      • When the ambient Light Sensor falls below a set LUX value, the automation will turn specified entities ON.
      • When the ambient Light Sensor rises above a set LUX value, the automation will turn specified entities OFF.
    • Time-Based Option:

      • Specify precise start and end times to define when the automation should turn specified entities ON and OFF.
  • Light Control Options:

    • Utilize “Light Control” to adjust brightness, colour temperature, and transition times.
  • Scene Integration:

    • Scenes offer additional customization for your spaces.
  • Manual Override:

    • Use “Bypass Options” for manually bypassing the trigger options. This provides manual control and additional customization.
  • Weekdays Global Condition Option:

    • Specify the weekday selections to define when the automation can run.
  • Custom Conditions:

    • Enter any custom conditions to further customize the automation process.

:rocket: CHANGELOG

  • Version: 2.0 - 26 May-24 - Update to description to show labels are excluded.
  • Version: 1.9 - 26 May-24 - Fixed a bug in sun options. Sun Elevation Rising would not turn entities OFF.
  • Version: 1.8 - 5 May-24 - Update light control to include colour temperature & transition. Sun option has falling and rising set values & update to new layout.
  • Version: 1.7 - 14 Oct-23 - Update ambient option to have ON and OFF value.
  • Version: 1.6 - 6 Oct-23 - Update binary sensor to entity state. Added option to add any global condition.
  • Version: 1.5 - 21 Sep-23 - Update deprecated code.
  • Version: 1.4 - 28 March-28 - Select any entity you like.
  • Version: 1.3 - 13 March-23 - Update typo in variables.
  • Version: 1.2 - 31 Jan-23 - Made weekdays a global option.
  • Version: 1.1 - 30 Jan-23 - Fixed time trigger.
  • Version: 1.0 - 30 Jan-23 - Initial release.

:shield: MY OTHER BLUEPRINTS

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Q: How to use the “The By-pass” without having a physical switch?

A: Go to Settings / Devices & Services / click on the “Helpers” tab / click “+ CREATE HELPER” and select “Toggle”. In the name put “Light By-pass” and click save. Then go back into the automation and in the “The By-pass” search for the name you created in this case “Light By-pass” and click save. Now in a “Dashboard” click “Edit dashboard” then click “+ ADD CARD” click on “Button” or “Entities” in the entity field again search for the name you created in this case “Light By-pass” and click save. Then click “DONE”. You now have a “By-pass” switch to disable the Light, Switches or Scenes.

Q: I would like to set a different value but the slider is not letting me?

A Just simply type the number value you would like in the field and click save. A red line will appear under the number you have entered but once you click save, exit the automation and go back into it the red line will not be there.

Q: SUN - Why did you choose sun elevation as the sun option and not sunrise and sunset.

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New update 1.2

  • Fixed time trigger
  • Made weekdays a global option for all trigger conditions.

Enjoy

Blacky :grinning:

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This is looking great after a first quick glance, thanks for sharing!
I will test this tonight in combination with an existing automation that turns a night light on permanently between sunset and midnight.
Cheers,
Uwe

Thanks for your kind words.

Please make sure you update to V1.2 if you haven’t already. As I just fixed the time triggers just for what you are trying to do.

Edit: Tip, your settings for this would be the sun condition and the time would be, “On Time” could be any time between sunset and just before midnight (say 11:30 PM) and “Off Time” would be midnight.

That was fast. Even with time travel! Or are you in a time zone where it’s already Jan. 31st? :wink:

Just discovered your earlier “Sensor Light” blueprint and might switch over to this one, though. Still the same use case, but involving a motion sensor, so that looks more suitable to me.

Yep, already 31st. :+1:

Can you add Numeric state aswell of an entity?

IE - condition: numeric_Stare
entity_id:
above:
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@cbothma Hi Christoff

Could you give me your use case?

Help.
I’m new to HA and for the life of me i can’t get the on and off times to work.

I have the trigger as a light sensor but only want it to trigger between 9-5 if it gets too dark in the house for the plants. But it seems to trigger randomly outside of these times.

Hi @Stevie , firstly welcome to the community :+1:.

This automation works when it passes through or over the trigger condition. So if you have a light sensor every time it passes over the set point it will turn the light ON and or OFF. If you have also set the time trigger then every time it passes over the set time it will turn ON and or OFF. The only global condition is weekdays.

The automation was developed as a lot of people just wanted a simple ON / OFF for a light with time. I added extra options to choose from when developing it if time was not your thing, like LUX, sun & binary sensor. You can choose weekday as a global setting so it could be used in a office environment were Monday to Friday you need the lights ON and OFF. Example: If using time option set the time to turn the lights ON at 8 am and OFF at 6 pm Monday to Friday.

Normally you would choose just one option.

So for what your trying to do, this automation will not work.

This works fantastic, really appreciate the blueprint!! I might tweak it to add the ability to control entities (door locks, garage etc) so I can have schedules like lock the door, shut the garage and turn off all the lights at a set time and unlock the doors and turn on lights in the morning. That would basically make this an all in one starter for any automation, really.

@jclendineng

Hi Joel, I will do an update to include any entity you like. Just update to Version: 1.4 and you will be good to go.

New update 1.4

  • You can now select any entity you like to turn ON and OFF not just lights, switches or scenes.

Enjoy

Blacky :grinning:

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Hello, thanks for the script and the continued support!

I have played around with both the time for it to be active and the sun position, but it appears the light will turn on regardless of the time of day, instead of only when i am trying to define it. unless i am drastically misinterpreting it

which from an earlier post: The automation was developed as a lot of people just wanted a simple ON / OFF for a light with time. I added extra options to choose from when developing it if time was not your thing, like LUX, sun & binary sensor. You can choose weekday as a global setting so it could be used in a office environment were Monday to Friday you need the lights ON and OFF. Example: If using time option set the time to turn the lights ON at 8 am and OFF at 6 pm Monday to Friday.

It looks like it might not do what i was hoping (basically when a event in frigate is logged to turn on a light) I only want to turn on a light if a person is seen, not the millions of bugs in florida :slight_smile:

@mykpoz

Hi Michael, firstly welcome to the community.

This blueprint works with the actual trigger points (crosses over your setting). Example

You mentioned time and sun.

When the sun drops below the sun elevation or the “ON time” it will turn the light ON. If you enabled the option.

When the sun rises above the sun elevation or the “Off Time” it will turn the light OFF at that point. It is not a condition to only work when the sun is below the sun elevation.

It is the same for “Binary Sensor” and “Ambient Light Sensor”.

So the sun could turn the light ON when it goes below the sun elevation and then the time can turn it off. Example if you let the sun turn it ON and then you would like it off at 11:30pm you would set the sun elevation at say -1.5 and the light would come ON when it passes over this setting. Then if you would like it OFF at 11:30pm you would use the time and set the ON time to 11:29pm (the light is already ON so nothing changes) and the off time to 11:30pm. Light turns OFF. When the sun goes above the sun elevation it will turn it OFF but it is already OFF so nothing happens.

What I think your after is for the light to only come ON when it is dark or below the sun elevation. For this you would need to use my other blueprint called :bulb: Sensor Light - Motion Sensor - Door Sensor - Sun Elevation - LUX Value - Scenes - Time.

This is tricky… but if you have a CCTV camera that can detect humans and then send triggers for this and not the millions of bugs you have in florida it should work with my other blueprint.

Hope the helps you.

Blacky :smiley:

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It is actually working pretty much as I want now. :+1:

I would like to see a timer option for switching off lights. Now it needs two?? automations that might interfere as I see it but please correct me if I am wrong.
I want to use it with a ‘presence sensor group’ switch light groups on but when no occupancy it should switch of after X time.

Hi Stevie, that is good news :+1:

@zebrahosting

I think you may be after my other blueprint. Have a look at this one.

:bulb: Sensor Light - Motion Sensor - Door Sensor - Sun Elevation - LUX Value - Scenes - Time