I have a more general question how to solve a problem best.
I want my light in the home to be controlled automatically. Today I use cron and astro total radiation to control when to turn light on and off. It is working fairly well.
The problem I want to solve is to be able to use my standard Aeotec Nano Dimmers switches to temporarily increase light when cooking food, or temp disable when watching tv. And so on, scenes.
My problems are:
- The dimmers I can not find scene control on. I can get them to send a basic set when pressed. However that becomes a Dimmer Item value change, same as i will get when the dimmer is automatically set. So I would like to be able to catch the explicit basic set. Or of course if there are any smarter solutions.
- After changing the light it will be changed back as soon as an automated change is triggered. Is there some smart way to temporarily disable automated tasks for some light sources?
My normal way of doing this would be with some generic functions and so. But I do understand that rules are better not written that way.
So, any thoughts and pointers in the right direction are appreciated. Both of course around how to more efficiently use the Nano Dimmers and the rule structure itself.