Yep, already 31st.
Can you add Numeric state aswell of an entity?
IE - condition: numeric_Stare
@cbothma Hi Christoff
Could you give me your use case?
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 .
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.
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.
- You can now select any entity you like to turn ON and OFF not just lights, switches or scenes.
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
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 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.
It is actually working pretty much as I want now.
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
I think you may be after my other blueprint. Have a look at this one.
Can it be made to accept any sensor?
I.E. Use a battery sensor to toggle a the smart plug where the charger is when the battery is below X%.
And disable when battery above Y% percent?
Hi Tiago, have a look at another one of my blueprints called Temperature Control Exhaust Fan - Inverted. I think this is what you are after.
I’ll try it, it does seem to be able to accomplish my idea. But the name kinda threw me away xD.
Yea the name will throw you, but when saving it you will have the option to rename it.
Good luck and hope this helps you.
Good point. I’ll do that.
Much appreciated for your work in these fine blueprints.
I use Sensor Light as well.
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