Automatic hall lights question

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Automatic hall lights question

Postby vanisher » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:58 pm

I'm trying to accomplish the following with use of a jeenode + roomboard , homeseer and some Z-wave devices:

When there is movement in the hall, AND it's dark enough (input from LDR) i wan't to turn on the lights for a couple of minutes. (some kind of follow-me lightning).
I figured out that i need virtual devices in homeseer, but i have no clue how to combine the different triggers (motion + darkness).

So in short, I need some help :)

The roomboard flips between Move en noMV.
The light sensor has a range from 0 (light) to 255 (dark)

I created a Virtual device (motion_hall) which is turned on when there is motion. But how can i implement the light level to turn on the lights.
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Re: Automatic hall lights question

Postby vanisher » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:20 am

No one?
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Re: Automatic hall lights question

Postby AshaiRey » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:35 am

I have no clue about the hardware you using so no help there.
About homeseer triggers, did you look at the conditions part of the trigger?
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Re: Automatic hall lights question

Postby vanisher » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:26 am

I'm using Duwi.me to control the lightning and a jeenode roomboard to detect the movement and the light level. The Jeenode is linked with Homeseer.

I looked at the triggers but i have no clue how to make a trigger based on more conditions:

For example:

If movement during daytime do not switch the hall light.
If movement during darkness switch on the hall light for until there is no movement anymore.
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Re: Automatic hall lights question

Postby johnz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:54 am

What you could do is make another virtual device (darkness). Then create an event that switches this virtual device to on or off triggered by a device value change (in the range of 0-110 for off and 111-255 for on, for example). You probably need two events, one for one and one for off.

To switch your lights you can then either make an event based on the status change of your motion sensor directly, or based on the status change of you virtual device motion_hall. You make this event conditional (darkness is on).

See also this Homeseer tutorial for conditional events:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1CTUpFPmRc

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Re: Automatic hall lights question

Postby AshaiRey » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:16 am

Is this what you need?
It will will trigger at night and at day when it's heavy clouded.
Day Night is the light sensor that's included in a MS13A movement sensor

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Re: Automatic hall lights question

Postby vanisher » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:22 am

That's exactly what i want to do! Thx for helping me out.. The video is very clear how it works!

Edit: Just had the final test.. it works like a charm!!
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