Trying my luck again to see if I can figure out how to change the temperature/Level of my how lights when the mode changes (Day, evening, night) without activating (turning on) the lights when the mode changes.
So if I am understanding this correctly (and maybe I am not) you want to set the color temps so the next time these devices might be triggered (by switch, by motion, or whatever) they come on a different level during the day vs night vs evening.
You don't want the lights to turn on automatically simply because the mode changed, and that is what is happing now?
Well with that rule, you are going to have the lights come on at every mode change. I think you want to get rid of the rule. Or change that rule to reflect a trigger of something else other than the mode changes.
So how do you plan on turning on the lights? Manually,? At a certain time? Motion? A button?
Not me unfortunately - I haven't used that particular app. Looks like it should be okay though as long as all of the devices are bulbs where you can set the temperature and not dimmers (which only set level). I can't imagine being allowed to select devices without that attribute though.
I'm not sure that it makes sense to include "Turn on with switches" when those devices are the same as the devices that are getting turned on, though I suppose it would if you wanted them all to turn on when one does. Otherwise, nothing there looks wrong to me, assuming you want to turn the lights on with that button (or the other lights, as configured).
If you're just looking for motion-based automation, the Motion Lighting app can do this with per-mode options. That's more or less how I automate my lights, except I use a custom app instead of the built-in app--but if you're looking for that, don't let the lack of "mode" in that app throw you off.
sorry i stand corrected... under add that app there is an option for motion or mode.. as others i have not played with that but it should work the same as the motion one unless updates to it have lagged.
Just wanted to update you that the test was successful. I waited a few minutes before sunset, turned off the lights, and waited to see if they'll turn back on without me pushing any button...They didn't!
I then pushed a button to turn on the lights and all relevant lights turned on with the relevant temperature and level.
Here's the issue - When the motion is triggered the Hall bulbs are turned on and that's ok. but...when the Hall bulb goes off (after the 1-minute delay that I've added in the app) ALL other house lights also go off with it.
Nothing there, but if the Mode Lighting instance is still set up as above, then all the lights selected there will also turn off when any of your "Turn off with..." devices (of which this is one) turn off, so that's my guess. Enabling logging for these apps (and checking "Logs ") will give you a better picture if you're still not sure.