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Author Topic: night time dim function problem  (Read 4184 times)

ronnie

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night time dim function problem
« on: June 15, 2005, 07:52:24 PM »

Hello,
I setup a macro to turn a light on to 100%
during the day and 30% at night. The macro
works, but at night the light turns on to
100% then dims to 30% I've tried all 3
options (set absolute, dim, brighten) none
of them work right.

Is it possible to have the light come to
30% instead of turning on to 100% then
dimming to 30%

thanks

ronnie
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tcassio

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Re: night time dim function problem
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 07:05:02 AM »

The answer to your question is no.  X10
modules are not capable of this feature.
The smarthome modules can do this but they
are more expensive.  There is a way to
accomplish this with the X10 stuff.
Instead of turning the module completly off
dim the light to 1%, the light will appear
to be off, then you can brighten up.  The
drawback to this is if you are testing for
module status the module will always appear
to be on.

HTH,
T.
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DWD

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Re: night time dim function problem
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2005, 09:09:28 PM »

Ronnie, if you have Smartmacro's, you should
add a flag into the "on" macro and to
brighten the light by 30%.  Then add that
same flag as a condition to be off when you
execute the on macro.  Add a flag clear to
the off macro which dims the light 99%.
This will acheive what you desire and
prevent double brightening.
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ronnie

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Re: night time dim function problem
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2005, 12:18:29 PM »

thanks guys I will try both of your
suggestions.
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