Motion activation depending on lux

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royson
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Motion activation depending on lux

Post by royson » Monday 20 August 2018 12:51

Hello everyone!

Im planning on starting to use my old Fibaro motion sensors a bit more efficient and i'm looking for advice. The plan is to use a sensor on the top floor to activate the lights (big surprise eh?). But since there is alot of windows the light doesnt need to come on all the time, its bright enough when the sun is shining. So I figure I could use the lux value reported by the sensor to check if light is needed.
But I need some recommendations on that values to use in the blockly event.

So, what lux values do you guys use?

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royson

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Re: Motion activation depending on lux

Post by pvm » Monday 20 August 2018 13:38

With parameter 8 you can enable this functionality directly on the Fibaro motion sensor, no Blockly required
Manual: https://manuals.fibaro.com/content/manu ... T-v2.1.pdf
Lux value... really dependend on your situation.... when you know at which time you want to switch you can read the lux value of that moment from domoticz.
You might have to increase the reporting sensitivity (report on smaller lux changes), also depending on your situation
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Re: Motion activation depending on lux

Post by royson » Monday 20 August 2018 21:26

pvm wrote:
Monday 20 August 2018 13:38
With parameter 8 you can enable this functionality directly on the Fibaro motion sensor, no Blockly required
Manual: https://manuals.fibaro.com/content/manu ... T-v2.1.pdf
Lux value... really dependend on your situation.... when you know at which time you want to switch you can read the lux value of that moment from domoticz.
You might have to increase the reporting sensitivity (report on smaller lux changes), also depending on your situation
Thank you for your advice.
Regarding the built in functionality of the sensor, i'll give that a try. Not sure about the configuration but I guess some trial and error might work =)

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