Something I think I want is the “pre-stage” ability for rooms where the ceiling lights are controlled by a Zooz Zen27. My hope/guess is that there’s another (hopefully easy) way to accomplish this. Thus the answer is
“you don’t really want pre-stage… here’s how you’d accomplish the same thing with what you have”
Ideal: someone turning the lights on, with a single tap of Padel 1, would yield a different brightness depending on whether it’s noon or 7 pm or 9:30 pm.
Is there and I just don’t know it? Or is there a driver for the Zooz Zen27 with Pre-stage? TIA
Room Lighting with Time Periods should be able to do this.
That device and Zwave in general does not have a provision for pre staging. When you set the level the device turns on, period.
There are a couple of ways to overcome it. Zooz has a setting where you can change the default "turn on" level. You could use my community driver and the Set Parameter command to change that setting on the fly with time/mode based rules. If you want to do this multiple devices it becomes cumbersome though.
The other option which I use is Room Lighting, and setting per mode. I set the "default" on level of the device to be my lowest expected setting. Then in RL I set the preferred level for each mode / time of day. When you turn on the device it will start at the default but quickly adjust to the RL setting. There is a slight pause but I have found it is not a big deal for me.
If that pause while RL kicks in is a problem the only way is using rules to change the setting on the device itself.
Awesome. Sounds like some good things to try. Thanks for the driver. We’ll see how it goes. Sounds doable.