I have a rule that essentially does this: (Attached Screenshot)
IF mode is HOLIDAY
Turn on Holiday Lights
Turn on Porch Light
Turn on Driveway Light
Someone said I should use the room lighting app to do this, I looked over the docs and didn't see any examples where you use IF THEN ELSE to do the same thing. IS this possible ( I am sure it is) and does anyone have any examples?
You could probably do it with RL, using the per mode settings. Might be a little more complicated though. RM is well suited for this simple task. If you had larger groups of lights it might easier to manage using RL.
I assume you turn them off at some point? You could add a wait to the end of your rule and then turn it all off again. I would guess right now you have a separate rule?
Either way works, I just prefer to keep as much as possible in one rule, within reason.
But I would say your rule is good. RL is not really designed for timed on/off triggers like that. For example I have a RL "group" for my outdoor lights, but I trigger it going on/off with a rule in RM among other things.
Your first rule as shown, with Mode NOT set to Holiday, should be turning on the two Outdoor Lights you have set there. Not sure why it would not work. You would need to turn on all the logging options. I would also make sure logging is enabled for those two devices.
To me, why what that log says, it appeared as if the rule turned both lights on, but when I arrived at home last night at 11;30, only the porch light was actually on.. I then grabbed my phone, opened hubitat and clicked run actions on the rule, when I did the driveway lights turned on.....
You can look in the event log (tab on the device page) for that device to determine if it got the command, and if it turned on at that time or not.
You might just have some slight mesh issues, I used to have this problem as well with my outdoor lights and still have a double turn-on in my rule.
I would put both switches in the same "On" line and then have a second one with a 5-10 second delay. It would look something like this below. I am activating a Room Lights group, but you would just turn the lights on directly as you are already. The "Force" option is something for RL that just overrides any RL limits, so you wont see that for the regular On command.
Looks like yes that rule is turning it right back off again.
Dang that event trigger column was the best troubleshooting thing ever added. @gopher.ny
Cant even imagine the days before that was added, the agony of people trying to figure out what rule they screwed up.
Yes that would work, I would personally put both devices in the same original "on" line (you should be able to select multiple devices), and then put them both in the delayed one as well. Although you may just create more rule battles with the delay by doing that from the looks of things
So I use HUE lights on the driveway, and one thing that I kinda dislike is that when you turn hue light on, they start at their last state (in my case halloween colors) at midnight I needed them to go back to bright white and could not get that affect using HE. however, if you power them off, then back on, they come on at full brightness and white.