I´m new to this homey system and just can´t get my head around flows - I have created some that turn on and off at specific times and when the sun goes up/down, but what I need is the possibility to turn on and off a group of lights (don´t know how to create a group or find a “when” choice that will let me just push flow to turn off all the lights in basement.
if i could figure this I also want to create an easy way to create a group with lights and control the dimming for 8 lights with just one flow (maybe one who controls other flows)
Could someone tell me where to start -is there a beginnerplace or do you have a suggestion to where I should start?
Another possibility to switch all lamps within a zone on or off:
Within the Flow at Then click on “Add Card”.
Devices -> Switch off certain devices -> Device type… Select lamp -> Device area… the appropriate zone (Basement)
The same also works to switch on all lamps within a zone.
If we speak generally, the previously given solutions - especially the Group app - do their job.
If your lights are Philips Hue, and you use integration via Hue bridge, you can do better - create a group inside Hue app, and the from Homey you can use card “Turn all lights off/on in a room”, “Set a scene”, “Set brightness of al lights in a room”. In my experience the effect is much smoother and faster.
@FKey, I guess it has to do with which properties you activate when you create the group and if this feature is supported by the lamps.
It may also not work if you want to group different lamps into one group, but this is only a assumption.
With my Hue lamps it works (sorry for German language in the screenshots!).
It is „Dimmniveau“ to activate the properties for the group and „Dimmen auf“ in the THEN part.
Most apps have a special forum topic. Often the 1st post (by the developer) shows how-to’s, troubleshooters, FAQ’s and stuff. Your answer is right there.
You can find links to those topics at the https://homey.app store [appname] page.