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pklocke
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USA
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Posted - 02/07/2018 :  5:22:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recently I upgraded to the new insteon hub, and have noticed a problem when scheduling my outside lights to come on at sunset and go off at sunrise. The problem is that the come on about an hour before sunset and stay on long after sunset (at least an hour I think...hard to say as I leave about sunrise these days, and the lights are on).

WHen I look at the sunrise/sunset times in the android app, they are approriate for my location. For example, it noted sunset as 6:05pm today, but the lights were on a bit after 5pm. Similar (delay in shutoff) occurs at sunrise? Ideas?

I really hate to go to an approach of having to keep tweeking the time ever week or two.

Oh, and the time on the hub is correct.

Ideas?

joelrosner
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USA
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Posted - 02/18/2018 :  07:58:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing that the feature of [Sunrise]/[Sunset] +/- X minutes no longer exists. This was a great feature of the computer based SmartHome controller. So now we have a DUMB controller that uses a SMART phone.

No one one from Smarthome.com cares that their new technology took a GIANT step backwards - Joel Rosner

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lilyoyo1
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Posted - 02/18/2018 :  08:16:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joelrosner

Amazing that the feature of [Sunrise]/[Sunset] +/- X minutes no longer exists. This was a great feature of the computer based SmartHome controller. So now we have a DUMB controller that uses a SMART phone.

No one one from Smarthome.com cares that their new technology took a GIANT step backwards - Joel Rosner

this feature never existed with the hubs. If someone wants that they would need to use other software.
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lilyoyo1
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Posted - 02/18/2018 :  08:18:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pklocke

Recently I upgraded to the new insteon hub, and have noticed a problem when scheduling my outside lights to come on at sunset and go off at sunrise. The problem is that the come on about an hour before sunset and stay on long after sunset (at least an hour I think...hard to say as I leave about sunrise these days, and the lights are on).

WHen I look at the sunrise/sunset times in the android app, they are approriate for my location. For example, it noted sunset as 6:05pm today, but the lights were on a bit after 5pm. Similar (delay in shutoff) occurs at sunrise? Ideas?

I really hate to go to an approach of having to keep tweeking the time ever week or two.

Oh, and the time on the hub is correct.

Ideas?

change your location to a different zip code in the hub, Dave, and then change it back to the correct one.
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Tfitzpatri8
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USA
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Posted - 02/18/2018 :  10:04:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joelrosner

Amazing that the feature of [Sunrise]/[Sunset] +/- X minutes no longer exists. This was a great feature of the computer based SmartHome controller. So now we have a DUMB controller that uses a SMART phone.

No one one from Smarthome.com cares that their new technology took a GIANT step backwards - Joel Rosner


It was more a lateral move than a step back, IMHO. The Hub design was a major shift. With earlier technologies, engineers squeezed as many features in as they could, whereas INSTEON decided to focus on making the tech more accessible to ordinary people by adding internet accessibility and notifications and scene building while making setup easier and less intimidating.

Power users can add more features by tying into the Amazon Echo ecosystem, using the free Stringify service, or by going with a more powerful controller like the ISY.

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