I tried doing that last night, but all I managed to accomplish was when I hold down the button, it dims or brightens the strip by the amount of % I set. So I have to constantly hold down, then brightness changes, then let go, then hold again etc in order to reach the brightness I need. I was hoping to just hold it down and have brightness increase until max level for example.
I don’t see how it’s going to work with Transitions anyway.
For the requested feature to work, Homey would require an action card that would trigger repeatedly (as long as the button is pressed) with some sort of time code containing how long it has been pressed, and AFAIK something like that doesn’t exist.
Thinking about it some more, it might work, provided that the button has “button press started” and “button press ended” actions and there’s an app that can emit periodic actions (like every 5 seconds); perhaps the Chronograph app can do this, I don’t know.
Anyway, a flow setup would look like this:
“Button press started”: start a timer that emits an action every 5 seconds (see the second flow)
“Button press ended”: stop the timer
The second flow would be triggered every 5 seconds and would use Logic to increase/decrease the dim level by a fixed step.
Will it be able to dim the rgbw controller the way I want to though? Because judging by the way the flows are made, it’s not possible… Maybe making an association can work?
Sorry, I’m still fairly new to all of this, having hard time figuring out what can and cannot be done.
Ultimately what I’m trying to achieve is - I have a kitchen island and its hood has a white led strip built in, I installed rgbw controller on it and just want to turn it on/off and dim it with a separate switch/button. Thats why I bought Aqara button, so I can just stick it under tabletop for easy acceess.
Will do, thanks!
Is it possible to have it dim rgbw controller? Maybe you have tried that yourself. I just don’t want to buy something that won’t work I can always find a use for aqara buttons and they are cheap
Now that we have already started with hardware recommendations, you might want to try the dimmer from Ikea.
I can’t say if it works in combination with the Fibaro RGBW module, but it only costs about 6-7 Euro.
The dimmer is supported with the test version of the app (without bridge).