Sunset, sunrise (dusk, dawn) trigger for shortcuts / rules

I too would love that… it would look like my lights would open on random way (somwhat)… versu having the light always turn off/on at a fix time.

Please add a sunset option for turning on your smart switch.
I have several Wemo switches that I have programmed to turn on 15 minutes after sunset and then off at 10pm. The Wemo app is horrible and the Wyze switches are much more cost effective, I would like to replace the Wemos with Wyze switches but really would like the option for sunset or a certain amount of time after sunset.
Currently I use an IFTTT trigger that fires when the Wemo switch turns on to then turn on the Wyze switches. Clunky, but it works.

Another great feature would be a switch that will tell you the monthly cost of whatever is plugged into it.

Great products Wyze, please keep them coming!

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Meross has this feature, also.

Yes please. This is an important trigger that prevents multiple rule adjustments per year per routine.

Does anyone at Wyze realize that we might turn the light on when it gets dark and turn off when the sun comes up? I can’t believe this “smart” bulb still doesn’t have a sunset/sunrise scheduling option.

To have a light that turns on and off at a set time, I could simply use a $2 timer instead. That’s the only option the app offers me. Instead, I have to setup IFTTT routines to trigger that - which just stopped working suddenly.

It’s not complicated math to estimate sunset/sunrise times based on location and time of the year.

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Based on the thread title this is now in the ‘researching’ phase, this is a good sign that it will be coming if it is truly something easy.

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Yep, I’d expect to see this in a future version of the app, most likely. In the meantime, you can do this through an Alexa routine or through IFTTT. Google Home might support it as well, but I’m not 100% sure on that.

If Wyze adds sunrise/sunset schedule triggers, might as well add offsets; minutes before/after sunrise/sunset.

For example, if you have lawn lights, you might want to turn them on 30 minutes after sunset, and turn off an hour before sunrise.

I already stated that I gave up on my Wyze plugs and got units from a competing brand. They have this feature.

And yes, to allow sunrise/sunset triggers, you need to allow location permission. Correction - maybe not, need only the plug or bulb’s location.

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I recently changed 90% of my home lights to wyze lights and I was under the assumption that any smart light would have a trigger to start/switch off based on sunrise and sunset. I am frankly quite surprised that Wyze app does not provide that (yet?). Since the integration with smart life app isn’t going anywhere maybe it would be a great idea to fast track development of this (simple feature)? With seasons changing, I would like to have an option to program them to switch on when the sun goes down rather than change the timings every 4 weeks.

Thank you.

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If you want to use Alexa, you can do this through an Alexa routine. (It doesn’t require you to have an Echo device.)

Thanks for that… I did set it up using Alexa, Lets see how it performs.

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I would like Sunset/Sunrise to be added to the conditions. I have a motion sensor that I dont need to trigger a light bulb during the daytime. But with the current conditions, you have to create a rule that from 5pm to 11:59pm, motion 1 triggers bulb 1, then duplicate the rule with the condition, 12am to 8am. If I could just select sunset to sunrise, one rule and no adjustments for seasons.

I really like this idea. Sunrise/Sunset times are already available data points in weather apps like DarkSky and F.lux meaning these triggers could be automated.

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Add additional time features, like: +/- XX hours at sunrise or sunset turn lights on or off.

Example:

  • if at sunset (minus 1 hour), motion is detected on camera a, then turn the lights on for 5 minutes.

OR

  • If at sunset (minus 1 hour), motion is detected on camera a, then turn the lights on until motion stops.