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    This is my Big Ideas list I keep in Excel for Home Automation

    Here they are:
    Monitor Indoor Temp if less than 66 degrees and thermostat is NOT HEAT turn thermostat to HEAT
    Monitor Indoor Temp if Greater than 79 degrees and thermostat is NOT COOL turn thermostat to COOL
    Controls the HVAC system through Honeywell thermostat interface
    Monitors Front Door, Sets status and starts timers when open, by using Elk Alarm System Interface
    Monitors Laundry Room Door to Garage, Sets status and starts timers when open, by using Elk Alarm System Interface
    Monitors Living Room Patio Door, Sets status and starts timers when open, by using Elk Alarm System Interface
    Monitors Master Patio Door, Sets status and starts timers when open, by using Elk Alarm System Interface
    Monitors Garage Side Door, Sets status and starts timers when open, by using Elk Alarm System Interface
    Gets Weather Forecast and Variables. Sets virtual devices which cause other Events to run.
    Sets OpMode based on Time of day (Morning, Day, Evening, Night - Used in Security Events and announcements)
    Install Zwave Light Dimmer for Entryway Chandlier
    Install Zwave Light Dimmer in Living Room Overhead
    Install Zwave Light Dimmer on Front Porch Lights
    Porch Light comes on 15 minutes before Sunset and goes off 15 mins after sunrise and dims to 50% at 10 pm
    Interfaces with Zwave through Z-Net Controller
    Turn light on Zwave Repeaters to red and on when sunset for nightlights and off when sunrise
    Elk Security System is connected to Home Automation Server - UltraM1G
    Install Zwave Light Dimmer in Hallway
    Install Zwave Light Dimmer in Main Bathroom
    Install Zwave fan control and toilet light switch in Main Bathroom
    Use humidity sensors to control overhead fans in bathrooms
    Monitors South Gate
    Monitors North Gate
    Monitors hallway motion
    Monitors garage door
    Controls garage door using On-Q Plugin
    Monitors outdoor lightbeams for people approaching house
    Monitors Lightbeams across Master bed for LEDS to illuminate bathroom path in red under counters and bed
    LED Lights in the bathroom sink area come on when motion is detected in the Master Bedroom
    Specific Lights on at dark so no dark house
    Acknowlege buttons throughout the house to acknowledge reminders
    Web Interface from outside world
    Makes announcements for Kids to go to bed
    Makes announcements to feed the dogs
    Makes announcements for Kids to get up
    Wakeup routine for homeowner
    Use Chair Rail wood in Hallway for LED lights for night time path illumination
    Security lighting around outside of house
    TV on ceiling to show status in middle of night or watch movies in Master Bedroom
    Outside walk lights illuminate path when visitors present or garage door is open and night time
    Backlight all tv's and monitors
    Change some lights to Blue if about to rain
    Change some lights to Red for tornado Warning
    Change some lights to Green for Freeze Warning
    Carbon Monoxide detector in garage opens door and sends texts to phones
    Wire all windows to alarm system
    Turn off or adjust HVAC based on Windows Open or Doors open for a period of time
    Smoke detectors turn on all lights in house and unlock doors if someone is home for Fire Department Access
    Alarm System turns on lights when tripped because burglars hate light
    Arm alarm when you go to bed automatically
    Illuminate LED indicator lights near doors when alarm is armed so we don’t open the door to let the dog out while armed
    Laundry reminder and speak alerts (When Done)
    Trash cans sensed outside in storage location with garage door magnets
    Announces reminder to take out the trash on evening before trash day if magnetic contacts say they are still in storage location
    Freezer Door closed - Text when open for long time - announced over speech proxy
    Fridge door Monitored and logged for statistics
    Hot water heater leak detection and water turn off
    Washer water leak detector and water turn off by solenoid - announced by speech proxy and texted to cell phones
    US Mail Detection
    Occupancy detection through complicated rules
    Motion sensor in bathrooms to turn on overhead fan for 15 minutes after someone has been in there for a while
    Whole house hot water circulation during waking hours or bathroom motion sensors
    Check lights in house when going to bed - Goodnight event triggered
    Kids night lights (Closet Lights) on at bedtime and Dim at midnight then off later or next morning
    Doorbell snaps a pic and sends to our phones
    Randomly plays different doorbell sounds based on time of year. - 4th of july, halloween, graduation, anniversary, wedding song, etc.
    "Who can it be now?" plays when doorbell rings or jetsons theme
    Garage lights come on when laundry room door opened or garage door opened
    Garage lights are white LED Strips on ceiling controlled by wifi controller
    Cell phones sensed so they are not left at home
    Cell phone finder button on touch pads makes them ring
    Geo fencing controls HVAC System setback temperature points
    Temp sensors in every room at ceiling using 1 wire sensors
    Bedroom doors open check to make sure Silena (dog) does not get stuck in bedroom
    Wakeup and goodnight events for lighting, temperature, and status screens on/off
    Indicator LEDS around house for status? Or readout screens like electronic billboards or Touchscreens
    Holiday mode to keep from waking everyone up - uses Speak Proxy to assist with this
    Shut off certain power strips when we leave. No cells need to be charging then anyway (Green Energy)
    Touch screen announcements triggers for - time for dinner, movie, wash your hands, Time for bed, come to table, come to papa's office, etc.
    Announcements to each room or area based on who is asleep etc
    Monitor fridge temperatures
    Kids get points for things they should do stored in db allows for TV watching
    Touchscreens have seasonal themes on them
    Keys hook to let house know you are home? Two hooks that the key ring shorts together?
    One button turns on all lights on certain area and another one turns all lights off in a common area
    Lights flash in garage or whole house when doorbell is pushed
    When garage door opens, lights come on to light pathway from garage inside house based on a timer for a while
    Landscape lights - have lights come on at sunset brighter, but then dim as night gets darker for energy saving
    Bedtime reading scene for tablets or rooms (Possibly from lighting scene controllers multi tap)
    One touch turn off all lights in house button or event that can be triggered
    At night time ramp lights to 12% or red LEDS when walking a path to bathroom / kitchen etc.
    Turn off closet and bedroom lights each morning when kids leave for school
    If the natural light in the room is less than 50%, lights adjust to 50%. If natural light is less than 40%, lights adjust to 60%, and so on if occupied.
    Whole house music system with keypads in each room
    Stored music on SAN (Storage Array Network)
    Each Music Keypad area has a color for each person to select genre of music
    Music in bathroom turns on when shower lights come on (Configurable per person?)
    Party Playlists with music and lights
    Party for New Years with time announcments and song intros. Countdown to midnight for all zones using Microsoft Mark and Clare as DJ's.
    Google Home voice commands recognition
    Automatically lock house doors when movies start
    Gradually dim lights when movie starts over 7 second time period
    Lights light up 30% when movie pause is pressed
    Movie mode dims lights, drops shades, and turns on audio and tv for viewing - announcements made
    Automate bedroom screens to display who is at front door when doorbell rings
    Front yard light beam broken raises living room lighting to 100 % and back to previous when no trip for 5 minutes
    If wathcing TV put front porch camera image on screen for 15 seconds if motion detected
    Announcements for exterior doors open more than 5 minutes
    Announcements for Gate left open for more than 10 minutes.
    Device Setting that will temporarily disable Door or Gate Open announcements for specified time
    Access security images from anywhere in the world
    Create a “Dog” event, which will temporarily disarm your security system and trigger outdoor lights for the canine’s nighttime sojourns outside
    Program the lights (including in the master shower) to flash three times when an exterior door opens (maybe even doorbell, or front yard light beam break)
    If there’s a security breach, program every light in the house to illuminate to 100%. Simultaneously, the front door automatically locks, the motorized shades open and every TV displays views from all surveillance cameras
    “Mockupancy” scenes – lighting that is automated to make the house appear occupied, when you’re away on a trip
    Are you away, but want to give a guest access to your home? Create temporary access codes for your guests, which they can punch into your home’s smart locks, notifying you of their arrival
    Create personalized entry codes for individual family members.
    Set event to close garage door if left open for certain amount of time, but resets if motion sensed in that time
    Driveway motion sensor that is activated by camera movement
    Auto lock all doors 3 minutes after you leave house if no one home
    Play "You've got mail" through out the house when US Mail is delivered, text message sent, and leds are lit in the house for status updates
    Send text for medication reminders
    Web page to allow setting reminders to be sent to your phone by homeseer, birthdays, filter replacements, time to mow, appointments etc.
    Reminders to change filters and yearly vacuum filter
    Program shades and drapes to open and close automatically based on the position of the sun and home occupancy
    Implement an energy management system that continually monitors the current energy production of your home’s solar panels if so equipped
    Measure your entire home’s energy consumption, circuit by circuit, automatically with your home automation system
    Automate your home’s lights so they are never at full brightness for energy savings (around 90%)
    Set sprinklers and lawn systems to respond automatically to weather conditions
    In a hurry? “Okay Google, time to go.” Flashes the lights in the kids rooms, blasts an annoying fog horn noise, and let’s your family know that it’s time to get your shoes on. Now.
    If you open an outside door at night, turn on exterior lighting
    Alerts when the pet runs away (collar trackers)
    Soak Lawn if House Fire happens to prevent spread of fire. Maybe not if it is freezing. (Great Idea)
    Ceiling Temp sensor in livingroom to circulate heat if outside is below 50 and inside is above 78. Turns off automatically
    Slow wakeup Overhead Lights illumination increases over time for alarm clock in the mornings
    LED lighting strips for Christmas and Halloween etc. automated. Christmas tree lights as well.
    LED lighting on eves of the roof and outlining of the house. Can be used for party events or show support for college football parties.
    4 Degrees seems to be the best sweet spot for drop back thermostat temperatures
    Bathroom Humidity sensors > 80% fans kick in. Turn on fans if door is shut for more than 3 minutes and keep on for 15 after they leave
    Homeseer Backs itself up each night
    Watches several LED Optocoupler inputs connected to switches using a Weeder Technologies serial interface (Weedtech.com - Digital I/O Modules)
    Interfaces with Outlook calendars
    Monitors outside temperature
    Monitors computer room temperature
    Monitors Attic Temperatures
    Monitors each room temperature
    Controls ceiling fans by these temperatures
    Reads the weather forecast if asked or in the morning durring breakfast at the table. Advises if umbrella will be needed today
    Speaks and sends messages to cell phones when there is a weather WARNING for Tornadoes and changes some LED Lights to RED
    Scrapes Weather warnings from NOAA Weather
    Controls draperies
    Uses Mysql database to store information for temps, door status, sprinkler system etc.
    Saves Temperature readings into a database for reference
    Lights come on 15 minutes before sunset and some dim to 50%
    Selected lights come on full at sunset (Front porch for example).
    Sunset is announced throughout the house
    Temperature outside is announced throughout the house at sunset
    Sunset events run to announce doors left unlocked and change security level
    Certain parameters are checked and tested based on security levels
    Good morning and Good night buttons or events change lights throughout the house and check security levels
    Goodnight routine sets bedroom lights at low levels so as not to wakeup the other person
    Each of us has our own goodnight buttons
    System knows when we are in bed because of pressure sensors
    Status screens are placed throughout the house or on pads
    Lights left on during school hours are turned off periodically throught the day because the kids leave them on
    System knows when we are home or away and sets temperatures and announcements accordingly
    makes announcements for kids to put their finished homework into their backpack (Increased grades by one whole level when I did this)
    makes announcements for kids to go to School and put any dogs away
    Kitchen LED lights come on when motion is sensed there after dark and turn off after 5 minutes of no motion
    A single scene switch turns off all lights for leaving or night time
    A LED zwave switch displays when garage door is open or gates or other things with green indicator on Master closet light switch
    Garage door 3rd button on remote control triggers announcements that get broadcasted over an FM Transmitter to alert us if something is wrong with house or alarm was tripped
    RFID tags are planned
    Key Fobs are planned
    Speakers controlled to make announcements in certain areas - speech proxy
    Speaker on the Front Porch for Welcome announcement - hopefully also lets package stealers know they are being watched as deterent
    Checks Internet email waiting and announces to occupants that are there
    Whole House Music System on computer (TCP/Ip)
    Setup reminders to change computer filters and cpap filters and vacuum them out
    Reminder plugin to remind of upcoming birthdays
    Control and monitor electricity for savings on usage
    Get bank balances and put them on secure page each day - integrate with budget to alert if unexpected charges happen
    Display Weather forecast and daily dress requirements
    Show umbrella on display and touchscreens if rain is forecasted
    Integration with Google Calendar and reminders to text to phones
    Add beams in garage for parking and occupancy
    Turn on garage lights when overhead door or laundry door opens
    Red Nightlights in bathroom and kitchen
    Turn on pathways in hallway when garage door opens
    Gradually dim lights for kids at bedtime - maybe play slower music to create calm? Disney does this in the parks…
    Ping phones to know who is home or away
    Christmas and Halloween lighting
    Screen shows temps, lights, occupancy with home layout
    Structured wiring closet in utility closet
    Setup smart charging on bedroom side tables
    Wire mattress for occupancy
    Add scene control to touch pads
    Add outside ventilation to HVAC with filters when cooking causes smoke or Whole house needed to be ventillated.
    Smart timers for general use that can be used for cooking etc.
    Computer monitor and mini computer in kitchen for control of HA or recipes
    Grocery Inventory list for shopping additions and tracking food in pantry using bar code scanner
    Create food menus based on what we have in stock in the pantry. Helps with "Whats for dinner?"
    Record Weight with scales
    Setback Thermostat when house unoccupied
    Shades and Drapes Open depend on sun location
    Fitbits to log when you are awake and amount of sleep for health purposes?
    Add panic button to turn on all lights in house and play siren sounds
    Car interfaces with ODBii interface
    Add router monitoring
    Add ethernet in every room
    Add new wireless bridge extender to house
    Auto water lawn and plants inside and outside
    Auto water pet water bowl
    Generate door codes and alarm codes for guests
    Add babysitter modes (to keep from freaking out babysitter)
    Create Kiosk for family messages and control
    Change light colors when guests arrive (light beams outside)
    Trashcan sensing if not in slot outside - remind to take out dumpsters for pickup
    Alarm Safe Door to keep kids out if you have a safe
    Auto Arm Alarm at night
    Finish Installing Alarm sounder in hallway (Set to alarm 20 seconds sounds before outside to give you a chance to turn it off if tripped by mistake)
    Set Alarm at night in automatic stay mode
    Wire Windows for HVAC Shutoff & Fire alarms
    Ceiling spots in kitchen are at 30% normally and 50% when cooking
    Adjust Garden lights and outdoor pathways
    if kids are littler, RedLight vs Greenlight for kids to get up. Don’t wake us if RED. 4am - 7am, green 7am-9am
    Add timer to not announce garage door if leaving or disabled for a period of time
    Chores Reminder - push button ackowledgment to stop reminder (ormaybe keyfob to track who acked the message?)
    Smart Timers page on HSTouch with preset times to announce time is up! Configurable message to speak/text to cells.
    Alarms that sense smoke, water, and dangerous gasses
    Smart blinds
    Outdoor Front Gaslight control
    One ways Mirror in bathroom that integrates with Home automation using HSTouch
    Whole house ventilation to save energy with outside air based on heat index outside vs inside -- with filters
    Smart table coffee table that integrates with HA system
    Smart table beside bed that inductively charges phone and has HA buttons and indicators built in
    Set color leds in hallway to dim red if not time to get up, then during ok time to get up set to green
    Turn on certain lights throughout house when the garage door is open
    Front door locks when garage door is closed
    All doors lock when alarm system is in away mode
    Doors left open cause certain led accent lights to come on
    Add lightpost light to front porch lights
    Sends Text Msg to Cellphone to let me know it is now "Freezing" (Below31) outside. Reminds to unhook hoses, Facets Drip, Animals inside etc.
    Sets LEDS under Master Bed to colors depending on time of day, White at Sunset and Wakeup Time (06:00), Off at Sunrise, Dark Red when Goodnight Mode.
    Disable Garage Door Open/Close Announcement for 5 minutes if leaving early in the morning so as not to wake up the family.
    A computer's attention span is as long
    as it's powercord.

    #2
    Big list! How many of these have you done v.s. thinking about doing?

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      #3
      Originally posted by upstatemike View Post
      Big list! How many of these have you done v.s. thinking about doing?
      About 1/4 of them. I moved about a year ago, and am slowly re-integrating the things I had at the older house I lived in for 23 years. I have to find all my older hardware in the garage.... Then running wires is time consuming now that I am older. lol.
      A computer's attention span is as long
      as it's powercord.

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        #4
        Bravo, excellent, this list will give lot of motivation and ideas. Nice done. Hopefullly more people will join and add to the list.

        Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Tapatalk

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          #5
          Just a quick note to say that if the "LED lighting strips for Christmas..." is outdoor lighting, rethink them and use wired pixels instead. The big holiday lighting display folks will tell you the strips end up breaking in climates which experience variations in temperatures. You mention freezing so I am sure you fall in this category. Feel free to ignore the warning and get strips, but the first time you are climbing a latter with a hot soldering iron and trying to repair a strip LED which is stuck to an aluminum channel heat sink, you will know why it has been made. Yes, there are videos where people say they have been working after 3 years, but there are more instances of people warning against. Just one example: the DrZzs Discord server has a channel for (mostly holiday) LEDs and this is the most repeated item there.

          Some of your items could be combined/dependent on others. For instance, we all use gmail and the associated calendars and I have a family calendar we all share. On that we put Holidays and other items. I have the house go into Away mode if we have a Vacation item on the calendar.

          I have started using D1 Minis running Tasmota for temperature and light level sensors. There is a sensors build which includes the BMP280 and TSL2561 sensors. I do not have a security system so I also add reed switches to some for the garage and exterior doors as well as windows. These are WiFi so no wiring needed outside the reed switches and power, which is local to the room and simple since the D1 Mini and sensors run off a phone charger so it is mostly or all low voltage depending on how and where you power the charger. I have also seen particle/air quality sensors added to the mix and may add one in my garage (aka The Woodshop).
          Karl S
          HS4Pro on Windows 10
          242 Devices
          56 Z-Wave Nodes
          37 Events
          HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 iOS
          Google Home: 3 Mini units 1 display

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            #6
            Originally posted by ksum View Post
            Just a quick note to say that if the "LED lighting strips for Christmas..." is outdoor lighting, rethink them and use wired pixels instead. The big holiday lighting display folks will tell you the strips end up breaking in climates which experience variations in temperatures. You mention freezing so I am sure you fall in this category. Feel free to ignore the warning and get strips, but the first time you are climbing a latter with a hot soldering iron and trying to repair a strip LED which is stuck to an aluminum channel heat sink, you will know why it has been made. Yes, there are videos where people say they have been working after 3 years, but there are more instances of people warning against. Just one example: the DrZzs Discord server has a channel for (mostly holiday) LEDs and this is the most repeated item there.

            Some of your items could be combined/dependent on others. For instance, we all use gmail and the associated calendars and I have a family calendar we all share. On that we put Holidays and other items. I have the house go into Away mode if we have a Vacation item on the calendar.

            I have started using D1 Minis running Tasmota for temperature and light level sensors. There is a sensors build which includes the BMP280 and TSL2561 sensors. I do not have a security system so I also add reed switches to some for the garage and exterior doors as well as windows. These are WiFi so no wiring needed outside the reed switches and power, which is local to the room and simple since the D1 Mini and sensors run off a phone charger so it is mostly or all low voltage depending on how and where you power the charger. I have also seen particle/air quality sensors added to the mix and may add one in my garage (aka The Woodshop).
            So first of all, I like your name. My ham radio callsign is KA5SUM. I will have to check out the temp sensors you are talking about. I have run all my contacts into my security system. You can setup inputs on the Elk Alarm system to be reported but ignored as far as the alarm is concerned, so I can monitor some of the inputs by using the plugin and that way I dont have to run 2 sets of wires for 2 sets of contacts to each door/window. I used to do this when I first started HA so I could monitor the status of the doors and have a security system then it dawned on me I can use 1 contact and just monitor the alarm. I had to order the alarm system because the local alarm parts warehouse did not sell these as they are too hard for most non-technical people to setup. It took me a couple of hours on the kitchen table to get everything setup and working right before installing it. But the M1Gold and M1EZ8 series alarm panels are wonderful, very configuable, and I have not had any problems with it since I have owned it for about 10-15 years. I love this alarm system. Also, for other inputs, I have found that optocouplers are the way to go. This buffers the voltages and signals from the contacts and switches and gets away from the stray radio waves and lightening in the air. Years ago, I found a board I ordered from online that was only about $3 and had 8 optocouplers on them. They are made for robots and college projects to match 3 to 5 volt inputs. But I rewired them and they work really well. I have been thinking about using a raspbery pi or arduino to create a 48-64 input module that I can hang off the network anywhere I need to get inputs. You can order a circuit board customized to your pc layout for about $10 now-a-days. As far as LEDS go, I plan to *someday* rent a bucket truck and put them up on the eves of the house, but that is on the back burner. I plan to get some plastic tubing strips to help protect the LEDS from the weather. I live in central Oklahoma, so this year we got the -12 degrees for the first time in like 50 years. But we regularly have 90+ degree days in the summer. I like the LEDS that are encased in the rubber molding to protect from the elements. But I have lots of other tasks to finish before I tackle that one. It is good to talk with other HA enthusists.
            A computer's attention span is as long
            as it's powercord.

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              #7
              Originally posted by alphatech View Post
              Bravo, excellent, this list will give lot of motivation and ideas. Nice done. Hopefullly more people will join and add to the list.

              Sent from my SM-G973U1 using Tapatalk
              Yes, my hope was to have one forum we can all post to in order to encourage others to work on the HA systems. There was an older thread on here from years ago called "Show us your kit". It had lots of pictures and diagrams and ideas on it. But it was obscured in the inner workings and got lost over time. Here is a link to it. It was 13 pages long last time I checked....
              General discussion about HomeSeer that does not fall into any other category or are not specific to 1.x or 2.x versions of HomeSeer.
              A computer's attention span is as long
              as it's powercord.

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                #8
                Here recently integrated the new wireless doorbell to the Leviton Omni Pro 2 alarm panel. 1/2 of it (doorbell piece) was connected to an Elk 930 / 960 doorbell board and debounce board. Old way for front door monitoring was a wire combo Optex PIR / Camera with the doorbell to the alarm panel.

                Installed a 1-Relay WiFi switch next to the alarm panel. In the alarm panel I have a tiny micro router running OpenWRT. There are no wired connections to the hardware PIR on the doorbell. It does send ONVIF messages related to motion. I did build a trigger / event in Homeseer to trigger the relay (connected to one zone on the alarm panel).

                Next steps here that I put in place was to expand the OpenWRT OS on the tiny microrouter with Python3 and PAHO-MQTT. There running an if then event in python which recieves the ONVIF motion sensor message and triggers the Tasmota 1-Wire relay WiFi switch which triggers front door motion on the alarm panel.

                Wrote about this here:

                Hikvision Video Doorbell ONVIF PIR to alarm panel zone

                Took the Garage door stuff from wired (still in place) to wireless here using a modified SonOff basic a couple of years back. I compare the triggers / events timing with the wired stuff using Homeseer SAPI / Alexa TTS.

                Electronics here have been a hobby since the 1960s. Bult an Allied Stereo reciever back then and a code only 50 watt transmitter and used an old Hammerlaud HQ-150. Built a shack under my parents front porch back then. (66-67?)
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                  #9
                  Check out the stuff the Christmas Lighting Display folks do when you are ready to go that route. The current suggestion is to use J_Channel, drilled for pixels. Here is a video on how to modify the channel, but I suggest a Forestner Bit for nice clean holes. Lots of pictures of them in J-Channel in this displays forum thread. This is all designed for temporary or permanent placement plus ease of replacing problem lights.
                  Karl S
                  HS4Pro on Windows 10
                  242 Devices
                  56 Z-Wave Nodes
                  37 Events
                  HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 iOS
                  Google Home: 3 Mini units 1 display

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ksum View Post
                    Check out the stuff the Christmas Lighting Display folks do when you are ready to go that route. The current suggestion is to use J_Channel, drilled for pixels. Here is a video on how to modify the channel, but I suggest a Forestner Bit for nice clean holes. Lots of pictures of them in J-Channel in this displays forum thread. This is all designed for temporary or permanent placement plus ease of replacing problem lights.
                    Now that is clever. Some neat pics on that forum.


                    Great list too sdanks ! Nice idea, changing light color for changing weather conditions...very nice.

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                      #11
                      How would.you accomplish it, I always like to do that.

                      If the natural light in the room is less than 50%, lights adjust to 50%. If natural light is less than 40%, lights adjust to 60%, and so on if occupied.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by alphatech View Post
                        How would.you accomplish it, I always like to do that.

                        If the natural light in the room is less than 50%, lights adjust to 50%. If natural light is less than 40%, lights adjust to 60%, and so on if occupied.

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                        A multi-sensor sensor like the HSM200, or one like Aeotec's if you need battery power, measures the light in a room. You'll have to test and do some calculations based on the size of the area you are monitoring for your events because you'll most likely be working with lumen/lux values to trigger your desired lighting. The percentage of light in that area will be what you perceive based on those values. I'd imagine optimal sensor placement is a big factor.

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