I am completely novice to Homey flows. I am making an advanced flow for my outside light but I can’t figure out how to close light after 10 minutes?
In the same section where you find IF, AND and THEN, you’ll find also a START, WAIT, ALL and ANY card that you can ad to your flow. Look for that WAIT card.
Look for more info at the Athom Homey video’s on Youtube ( Athom Homey - Advanced Flow - YouTube )
Figuring out yourself (with some help from here) is the best learning method imho, and it takes a while to ‘get it’.
But, to get the hang of it, you can import (and export) (basic) flows as well, like a motion and lux driven light. This is a very recent added functionality!
It works when you install Device Capabilities App for Homey | Homey
Indeed, you might have use have a few Templates that you can import:
Motion activated Light/Device, off after a certain time of no motion
Very simpel flow with the basic off what you want, i just created it for you.
Motion activated Light/Device with Lux condition
Same, but with a lux condition (only goes on when it is dark out there).
You can select these templates directly in the Device Capabilities App → App Settings → Templates.
This should work:
This flow triggers a light when a motion sensor triggers, or a person enters the home location. With both events, the light turns off after 5 minutes, IF there’s no motion detected in the mean time
You can import it right away.
Open Device Capabilities settings
Hit “AF Motion and presence activated Light/Device with Sunset condition”
Or use this (how to is in post #1 of the topic below)
If you do not mind, I post below an alternative using the built-in timers of Homey. Many ways lead to Rome.
The benefit is easy maintenance:
- Add/Replace a motion sensor to a zone
- Add/Replace lamps to a zone
- No need for a special stopwatch/countdown
One virtual device (motion trigger) required
Virtual Devices are extremely useful.