Some drivers will have an option for pre-staging that needs to be turned on, some lights don't do pre-staging at all, I'm no expert with color/CT bulbs but knowing what bulb make/model you have might help.
Also did you see this app that might be of interest...
That might be what is turning the lights on, but I doubt it as the lights are coming on with each temp change at their previous level, and not 5%. I'll set it to "no selection" and see what happens tonight.
The third is an Zwave RGBGenie, which is not coming on, and doesn't have an option like that.
You may want to change from the Advanced CT driver to my Hue specific drivers that support pre-staging (I use it for the same purpose of changing CT temperature during the day) so you can change the color temperature when the bulb is off and it will stay off.
If you have an issues with the driver just post in the thread.
Thanks for your work doing this driver! The only hurdle I had to overcome was using the Philips Hue phone app to update my bulbs via BT, once that was done, the bulbs performed flawlessly using your driver.
Apologies if it’s been addressed elsewhere but I am at a loss and can’t find what I am looking for through searches.
Maybe I need it spelled out, but once I’ve paired/configured my compatible hue bulbs with your driver on HE, how do I enable and deploy pre-staging?
I built the hue natural light scene in HE by creating a hub mode for each of the 6 natural light scenes. Four of these 6 scenes/hub modes are set to change based on time, but my “good morning” and “good night” modes are tied to buttons and switches.
Since all of these lights are tied to sensors and switches I am at a loss for how to accomplish the following:
Pre-stage all 6 of the different hub modes so that the respective CT/level is ready to go on a motion or switch trigger
Smooth transition across the different CT/level when a change occurs if lights are on.
You could use Room Lighting for almost all of this and not worry about pre-staging. Just set up light periods based on the hub modes and set up your Means to activate and turn off. Select adjust lights on hub mode changes and put in a transition time.