Anyone know how to cancel fade over time for a dimmer? For example I have a rule that turns on lights when a bathroom door is closed and fades the lights up over a couple minutes. But I want the fade to cancel when the door is open, but it seems to keep fading even after the door is open. The door being open changes the condition of the rule to false, so I won't think this would cancel the fade.
Also I didn't see an option to set the starting fade level.
The only other issue was after the door is opened I do have 1 of the 3 lights dim to 10% and then goes off after 1 minute, but that light is also part of the fade. I do not see a way to add a "cancel action" under the dim options.
So basically the way I want it to work, is you walk in and the recessed lights turn on at 10% and then when the door is closed all 3 lights fade up over 5 minutes. When the door is opened 2 of the 3 lights would turn off, and the recessed light would dim to 10% and then go off after 1 minutes.
Many dimmers have ramp-up/down time options, typically a few seconds. These can be specified in the setLevel commands sent to these devices, and from apps that allow setting the level. The Rule Machine action being discussed above is a software mechanism that adjusts a level every 10 seconds over greater periods of time. This actually originated long ago for gradually raising the lights for an aquarium.
I'm trying to figure out how to stop a Fade Over Time in a simple rule (4.0) that fades my floor lamp up to 85% over 15 min. Most of the time, this is what I want to happen, but if I run my "Dinner Time" rule, I want the fade to stop and to set the floor lamp to 50% (in the Dinner Time rule). How do I go about this? I tried setting a Private Boolean for the Dinner Time rule with Stop Actions: This Rule, but that did not work.
where is the Stop Rule Actions in the actions list, i have a rule to fade over time when motion inactive, but when it becomes active i want it to stop the "fade over time".
But i cant find the action in the list