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Author Topic: nightime bathroom, motion sensor issues  (Read 15077 times)

anthony s

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nightime bathroom, motion sensor issues
« on: May 09, 2005, 01:12:10 PM »

Hi
I have tried using the sample nightime
bathroom macro outlined on the web page. It
works except for one majorly annoying
factor: The motion sensor keeps triggering
the macro after it is executed.  My problem
is that the light goes to maximum
illumination, then dims as long as there is
minor motion.  Looks like the Amityville
horror.  I had to disable the feature for
now.  Any suggestions?
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tcassio

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Re: nightime bathroom, motion sensor issues
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 05:24:31 PM »

Very simple fix.
In smart macros test the condition of flag
5 (or any other flag of your liking default
state should not be set)
If flag 5 is set then exit
turn on light then dim
set flag 5
delay for however long you want the light
to stay on
turn light off
reset flag 5 to not set.
exit

T.
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SteveRF

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Re: nightime bathroom, motion sensor issues
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 08:09:18 PM »

TCassio,
That is a good macro method...
I use a very similar setup to do teh same
"after 11pm and before 5am" every night in
all bathrooms.  I use the sensor to do the
turn off instead of a delay.  I am wondering,
have you found the delay "as reliable" as the
sensor timed OFF ?  I like your idea better
because it gives me easier delay change control.
Regards,
SteveRF
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tcassio

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Re: nightime bathroom, motion sensor issues
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 08:16:56 PM »

SteveRF,
Thats why I use this method in some
applications.  The only draw back is that
the light will only stay on for the
duration of the delay time.  If you use
your method the light will not turn off
until there is no motion.  I use both
methods.
T.
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