First of all, I'm brand new to all of this, and I'm just trying to understand. The logic makes sense to me in some ways, but in others it doesn't. I've played with a lot of rule making, and I'm as confused as ever. I've actually had a rule for these actions working in rule machine, but added some wrinkles to it, and couldn't figure out to write in the wrinkles. Since I re wrote for the wrinkles I can't make any of it work now. So at the risk of feeling stupid yet again, I'll ask:
The scenario I want is to have my lights on dim from sunset to 2245. Then from 2245 to sunrise only a select few to be on dim. So kind of an evening/sleepy time thing. I have simple rules already set up for these times, with the appropriate lights on with the brightness I want. I have 2 motion sensors and I want either sensor to trigger all of the lights to go bright for a 7 minute delay if there isn't any other motion, then return to the previous condition (either all lights on dim, or select lights on dim and others off. I only want the lights to go bright between sunset and 2245 and 2245 and sunrise. In other words I don't want this action to happen at noon.
Basically dim lights for ambience and security while it's dark, and if someone trips the motion sensors, everything bright with illusion I've either seen their presence and turned on the lights, or I've woken due to their presence and turned on the lights. Then after the threat has left, return to the previous lighting.
I thought I had it today, but now nothing happens at all.
My rule was as follows:
IF motion AND time parameter THEN lights bright
IF no motion AND time parameter THEN lights back to dim after 7 minutes
If I run the action after building it it works if no time is added. Once I add time in, it stops working.