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    Light Sensor for Shades

    I am looking for a z-wave light sensor that ideally I can mount outdoors. The idea is to determine if there is sunshine and if so I will lower the shades (or raise them if for some time the sun disappeared). Aeon Labs has multi sensors but their ratings are not exactly good. I have an older version and have failed to include it into HS4. Monoprice has one but the ratings for that one is bad, too. Otherwise I can't really find much.

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    Originally posted by mulu View Post
    I am looking for a z-wave light sensor that ideally I can mount outdoors. The idea is to determine if there is sunshine and if so I will lower the shades (or raise them if for some time the sun disappeared). Aeon Labs has multi sensors but their ratings are not exactly good. I have an older version and have failed to include it into HS4. Monoprice has one but the ratings for that one is bad, too. Otherwise I can't really find much.
    Well,
    Just watch this thread : https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...-with-homeseer Everything will be possible even without adding expensive gear. Your creativity will be your limit.



    Eman.
    TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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      #3
      Sorry, but I do not believe node-red answers the OP question. Yes, it is powerful, but the OP still needs a reliable light sensor as their concern is for light hitting the window(s) in question. Can you give an example of how it would answer the question? I will be trying node-red to see how well it may work but right now I just see it as an event engine and not a replacement for any sensors.

      Karl
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        #4
        Originally posted by ksum View Post
        Sorry, but I do not believe node-red answers the OP question. Yes, it is powerful, but the OP still needs a reliable light sensor as their concern is for light hitting the window(s) in question. Can you give an example of how it would answer the question? I will be trying node-red to see how well it may work but right now I just see it as an event engine and not a replacement for any sensors.

        Karl
        I just Googled this : https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-sunevents I haven't read about it but I think it can do magic.

        And if that doesn't impress you, then try this one : https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-...b-sun-position (And of course it has the blinds Node!) Plus hand holding you right here : https://github.com/rdmtc/node-red-co.../blind-control




        Tip : If you look at this topic about state machine you will also be interested in another Node https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-...-state-machine

        Note : I have not gone that route yet but there you are!




        Eman.
        TinkerLand : Life's Choices,"No One Size Fits All"

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          #5
          My roadmap includes installing 1-wire light and temp sensor combinations. I prefer wired solutions to wireless. There is a homeseer plugin, the interface and sensors are a bit pricey, not to mention you'd be running wires for them.

          https://www.embeddeddatasystems.com/...pter_p_22.html

          https://www.embeddeddatasystems.com/...sors_c_44.html


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