Motion Based Light EXCEPT when Manually turned On

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#264

Doesn’t change much…state is now true but the light still closes after a minute when I’ve walked in the room after switching on manually the lutron


#265

I tried to turn aroung the logic but it did again the same thing

it’s like it’s not taking into account the first condition lutron switch must be off


#266

My earlier logic:

1   IF Sensor's motion changes to active  <-- Trigger
2   Then
3       IF LutronCaseta is off            <-- Condition
4       Then
5           Turn on lights
6       END IF
7   END IF

…only works if the device(s) on line 3 are different from the device(s) on line 5

(Ideally, line 3 should be a SimSwitch, but you can use a real light there IF it is not mentioned on line 5)


If you go this route, the turn off portion should be similar:

IF Sensor's motion stays inactive for X minutes  <-- Trigger
Then
    IF LutronCaseta is off                       <-- Condition
    Then
        Turn off lights
    END IF
END IF

This way, the motion sensor won’t do anything if that SimSwitch is on.


#267

Does anyone have a handler for switches for which physical and programmatic conditions work as expected?


#268

I am trying to learn how this works so I can apply it to my current lighting program. I have a smart dimmer switch and a motion sensor.

I have the motion sensor set to turn the light on at specific dim level at specific times.

I would like to be able to override the code with manually hitting the switch on a 120mintue timer. So of I turn the smart switch off, then the lights turn off for 120 mins then the motion turns back on. Same for if I manually turn the smart switch on then I would like the light to set the level to 100% for 120minutes and then restart the motion program.


#269

No one has an answer to this?


#270

Biggest issue is normally it senses motion for you can manually press button (My scenario), and the secondary issue is that not all switches/DTH differentiate manual press of button so pressing button after it has been turned on would not do anything. Please provide exact scenarios and any possible logs.


#271

Hey little help on this piston. I want the light to turn off immediately after motion stops not 30 seconds and I want the light to stay on until manually turned off IF I toggle the light to 100%.

How would I do this as I’m so confused. Thanks!


#272

Looks great! If i wanted to use the same logic for all of the lights and motion sensors in the house, how would i modify the code to do so, or would I have to keep duplicating the piston for each light and motion sensor combo in the house?


#273

Hello @bangali thanks for this great example! Its working perfect. However i do have one question: what happens at line 31 of the code?

thanks in advance for your reply!


#274

ik found out that: (isBetween($now,time(“06:00”),time(“16:00”)) ? 85 : 60) defines two timeframes which correspondates to %light. Does anyone know how i can add a thirth timeframe + %light in that code?


#275

Without seeing what you are working with, I would try something like this:

(isBetween($now, X, Y) ? 85 :
(isBetween($now, Y, Z) ? 70 : 55))

What this sample says is:
IF $now is between X and Y, then use 85
ELSE
IF $now is between Y and Z, then use 70
ELSE
Use 55


Pro Tip:

You can also replace “isBetween” with “lt(for less than) or “gt(greater than).

You can see more boolean examples on the Wiki / Functions.


#276

On this original post, here is the variant I use of this piston.

I find the exits serve two purposes:

  • updates the piston state so I know on/off, etc
  • deals with older zwave devices that may report states differently/slowly (the original writing assumes the device state changes as soon as the command is issued, which is not always true).


#277

Doesnt seem to work:

Basically what i want is between 06:00 and 16:00 lights come on at 80%. Then between 16:00 and 20:00 its 50% and from 20:00 to midnight lights come on at 30%. What would even be nicer, no idea if it works…is that it time of the day will calculate intensity of lights…no idea how to program that tho.


#278

Here is that Expression written out:

(isBetween($now,time(“06:00”),time(“16:00”)) ? 80 :
(isBetween($now,time(“16:00”),time(“20:00”)) ? 50 : 
(isBetween($now,time(“20:00”),time(“23:59”)) ? 30 : 10)))

This Expression is actually one long line, but it’s OK to split it on three lines in the Expression box…


Note: You did not mention from midnight to 6am, but I added it as the very last number (10).
(If you want the light off during those hours, change the 10 to 0)


#279

Thanks alot @WCmore ive implemented the lines in my webcore pistons. Lets see how it goes! Keep you posted, once again; THANKS A BUNCH!