Holiday - Christmas 2018 Automations


#1

With the Holiday/Christmas season now upon us... Let's see the decorations / automations!

I'll start with this video of my house:

Christmas Lights 2018 - Dracut, MA

Only Hubitat automation involved is two Outdoor Z-Wave Modules to turn the whole thing on and off. The rest is up to the Light-O-Rama system. :wink: Everything is synced to 4 different songs.


#2

Wow, that’s not the full display this year? :open_mouth:


#3

Nope, had to leave another 5 big items and a bunch of little fill in pieces in the shed this year.


#4

I see the days of work in there. Impressive!


#5

Crazy stuff. I'll be doing mine tomorrow while the missus is out shopping.
We'll see how much the kids let me get done.


#6

Anyone have a simple way of rotating a colored bulb between red and green smoothly? Preferably with the ability to turn it on/off.


#7

Which colored bulb? Hue bridge can do that super easy.


#8

Unfortunately no. I have 5 Aeon Gen 5 Bulbs out front and a Sylvania garden spot set.


#9

Well, I don't know for the Z-Wave Aeon Gen 5 Bulbs, and haven't a clue if it can be done with Rule Machine. @bravenel might have a way.

There was a ST app called Garden Hue, which despite the name was intended for OSRAM, so that would probably work with your Sylvania Garden Spots if you ported it over to HE.


#10

Looks great ...


#11

Quickly just looked at that...seems like a bit of work beyond my level to even get it to work on HE.

I was thinking of a multiple rule solution using two rules and private booleans switching back and forth while a switch is on. Right now I've just got a nice alternating red/green pattern between the 6 of them.


#12

Luckily the Phillips Hue I have paired directly to the hub (not recommended) has this fading built into the firmware.
My landscaping LEDs not so much.
It would be nice if there was a fade option in Rule Machine.
Changing the Bulb and the Landscape Lights every 5 seconds really bogged down the hub... surprisingly...


#13

I took a quick look too. I'll put it on my Github in a minute, it's all ported over but not tested it yet.


#14

Every 10 minutes is plenty fast for me. Just something to fade back and forth between colors on the holidays.


#15

Garden Hue can be found in the Ported directory... Take it for a test spin and let me know what needs changed/fixing. I'll take deeper look at it in a bit.

Edit: I might just add some of this to my Lighting Effects app :wink:


#16

Lights on with app...but only appears to be sticking with the first color chosen.


IFTTT add ability to blink lights
#17

Loaded and working with 2 Sengled RGBW bulbs. On first load it was not working. One of my bulbs had a color setting in its DH. When I whacked that color things began to work.


#18

You mean you deleted the color information in the Device Page for the bulb?


#19

yes


#20

Well, after taking a good look at Garden Hue, there wasn't much difference between my Lighting Effects app and this one. So I went ahead and just modified my app to except much greater time differences between color changing. You can select the time difference between 5 minutes and 180 minutes (3 hours!). Please see the new section, Slow Color Changing within the app. The app can be found here:

Thanks