Talk About the Latest in Home Automation/Home Electronics -
Home Automation Forum

Smarthome Forum
Insteon Home Automation
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Search | FAQ | Smarthome | Security and Privacy | Do Not Sell My Info
 All Forums
 General Discussion
 Lighting and Appliance Control
 Bathroom lighting via motion sensor

Note: You must be registered in order to post a reply.
To register, click here. Registration is FREE!

Format Mode:
Format: BoldItalicizedUnderlineStrikethrough Align LeftCenteredAlign Right Horizontal Rule Insert HyperlinkInsert EmailInsert Image Insert CodeInsert QuoteInsert List

* Forum Code is ON
Smile [:)] Big Smile [:D] Cool [8D] Blush [:I]
Tongue [:P] Evil [):] Wink [;)] Clown [:o)]
Black Eye [B)] Eight Ball [8] Frown [:(] Shy [8)]
Shocked [:0] Angry [:(!] Dead [xx(] Sleepy [|)]
Kisses [:X] Approve [^] Disapprove [V] Question [?]

Check here to subscribe to this topic.

T O P I C    R E V I E W
Armymutt Posted - 11/09/2019 : 05:53:28 AM
I'm trying to figure out how to set up some bathroom lighting. My desired outcome is that the light comes on at about 10% when activated by motion between the hours of 11PM and 5AM. I have an Insteon hub, motion sensor, and micro dimmer modules. I suppose I could put in an Insteon multibutton switch, but I'd rather be able to stumble into the bathroom and the light come on rather than accidentally hit the wrong button.

The big question is, can the Insteon hub handle this? I also have Alexa, which we use for all of our voice control. Do I need to step up to the ISY in order to accomplish this? I'll admit that the coding part makes me nervous.
2   L A T E S T    R E P L I E S    (Newest First)
Armymutt Posted - 11/10/2019 : 05:06:01 AM
I suppose that would work as well. It's not ideal, but I'd hate to spend the money on the ISY to accomplish that one task. I'm trying to come up with other things I'd use it for.
Tfitzpatri8 Posted - 11/09/2019 : 08:38:10 AM
The Hub doesn’t offer any conditional logic, so it can’t decide that it is going to act differently in response to a signal it receives at 9 PM vs. one it gets at 11 PM. You can do this with an ISY, or possibly with a web service.

That said, why not just create a scene triggered by the motion sensor that turns on to 10%? Any time you want more light, just tap or touch and hold the paddle to adjust to a brighter level.

Smarthome Forum © 2000-2020 Smartlabs, Inc Go To Top Of Page
Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.07