SunRise Device Plugin  

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Category: Lighting
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Plugin ID: com.GlennNZ.indigoplugin.SunRise
Latest release: v0.0.6 released on Oct. 4, 2021
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2 or higher
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Indigo SunRise Device Plugin

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseIcon.gif?raw=true

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/SunRise%20Icon/icon_small.png?raw=true

A plugin device to more easily create Sunrise type alarm clocks/devices.

Essentially only runs when device is turned on, and then once finished nothing running. If 'Turn Off' device will stop current sunrise from running and turn off all devices that may be involved.

Why?

I found it very hard to time schedules/timers with slowly increasing brightness and then at a certain brightness run other events. Why I could try to guess timing, was difficult. Then had issues if wanted to stop the sunrise alarm as continued to slowly increase.

This plugin allows perfectly timed light brightness, and then more lights/other lights and then action group.

My usage will be to:

Increase brightness of RGB bedroom lights to close to 100% - this over 10 minutes slowly Then increase brightness of far away lamp quickly to 100% over 2 minutes Then increase brightness of bedside lamp to 30% and then: run actionGroup to: Turn Sonos radio on

At completion of the Sunrise event all devices are left unchanged. If you would prefer them to turn off, select a Action Group to do so after completion.

Hopefully by then already woken by the rising light levels....

Other:

Sunrise Alarm - turning on kids lights, slowly one by one until perhaps they are awake.
This plugin allows this easily to be a single Indigo Relay device, actionable by a turn on/turn off, or Alexa very simply. Alexa - please turn on kids alarm etc..

Install

Create a new Sunrise Device

Select

Allows four sequential events currently, can increase to further. Each group allows mulitple dimmer devices to be selected, and once the end Percent reached an optional action group to be run.

Percent: Percentage to keep increasing brightness to for this set of dimmerDevices. Seconds: Over what period of time in seconds will this happen Dimmer Devices: List - can select multiple, of dimmers to slowly increase brightness based on above Action Group: Optional/Can be left blank: To Run once maximum Percent reached

& Next set of devices as per above. Up to x4 sets.

eg. https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseDevice.png?raw=true

Device Status

The Sunrise Device always has a number of status to keep you updated, display in Control Page

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseStatus.png?raw=true

Total_Percent: Current running Sunrise total percent of entire event completed Total_Percent_Whole: As above but rounded to zero decimals for Control page use current_Percent: The current brightness of current set of dimmer devices devicesDimming: Names of current devices actioning lengthofSunrise: Total length of sunrise event in seconds (calculated on first run) secondsRunning: How long the current Sunrise has been running status: Running, Off etc.

Example Usage:

First set, always start from 0 Percent: 50 Seconds: 600 DimmerDevices: Three lamps selected ActionGroup: Blank

When run will increase the brightness of the three select dimmerdevices, slowly to 50% maximum value over 600 seconds of time. When makes it to 50% will then move on with next step

2nd Set of Devices: Percent 80 Seconds 100 DimmerDevices: Main room light selected Action Group: Blank

3rd Set of Device: Percent 100 Seconds 100 DimmerDevices: None select ActionGroup: Play Sonos radio active group

Hopefully following along, 2nd set will start brightness of main room from 50% --> 80% increasing over 100 seconds. Then will go from 80% -100% over 100 seconds, there are no dimmerDevices selected so will not change any brightness. But once 100% reached will execute actionGroup and turn on Radio.

Additional

There is very little checking of the device setup, given multitude of options.
Would suggest test turning on and making sure behaves as you would like before completion.

SunRise Icon: To use in control pages, showing how along the sunrise device/event is.

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseIcon.gif?raw=true

Here: https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/tree/master/Resources/SunRise%20Icon

Release details
Released on: Oct. 4, 2021
Requires: Indigo v7.0.2+
Changes in this release

Indigo SunRise Device Plugin

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseIcon.gif?raw=true

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/SunRise%20Icon/icon_small.png?raw=true

A plugin device to more easily create Sunrise type alarm clocks/devices.

Essentially only runs when device is turned on, and then once finished nothing running. If 'Turn Off' device will stop current sunrise from running and turn off all devices that may be involved.

Why?

I found it very hard to time schedules/timers with slowly increasing brightness and then at a certain brightness run other events. Why I could try to guess timing, was difficult. Then had issues if wanted to stop the sunrise alarm as continued to slowly increase.

This plugin allows perfectly timed light brightness, and then more lights/other lights and then action group.

My usage will be to:

Increase brightness of RGB bedroom lights to close to 100% - this over 10 minutes slowly Then increase brightness of far away lamp quickly to 100% over 2 minutes Then increase brightness of bedside lamp to 30% and then: run actionGroup to: Turn Sonos radio on

At completion of the Sunrise event all devices are left unchanged. If you would prefer them to turn off, select a Action Group to do so after completion.

Hopefully by then already woken by the rising light levels....

Other:

Sunrise Alarm - turning on kids lights, slowly one by one until perhaps they are awake.
This plugin allows this easily to be a single Indigo Relay device, actionable by a turn on/turn off, or Alexa very simply. Alexa - please turn on kids alarm etc..

Install

Create a new Sunrise Device

Select

Allows four sequential events currently, can increase to further. Each group allows mulitple dimmer devices to be selected, and once the end Percent reached an optional action group to be run.

Percent: Percentage to keep increasing brightness to for this set of dimmerDevices. Seconds: Over what period of time in seconds will this happen Dimmer Devices: List - can select multiple, of dimmers to slowly increase brightness based on above Action Group: Optional/Can be left blank: To Run once maximum Percent reached

& Next set of devices as per above. Up to x4 sets.

eg. https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseDevice.png?raw=true

Device Status

The Sunrise Device always has a number of status to keep you updated, display in Control Page

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseStatus.png?raw=true

Total_Percent: Current running Sunrise total percent of entire event completed Total_Percent_Whole: As above but rounded to zero decimals for Control page use current_Percent: The current brightness of current set of dimmer devices devicesDimming: Names of current devices actioning lengthofSunrise: Total length of sunrise event in seconds (calculated on first run) secondsRunning: How long the current Sunrise has been running status: Running, Off etc.

Example Usage:

First set, always start from 0 Percent: 50 Seconds: 600 DimmerDevices: Three lamps selected ActionGroup: Blank

When run will increase the brightness of the three select dimmerdevices, slowly to 50% maximum value over 600 seconds of time. When makes it to 50% will then move on with next step

2nd Set of Devices: Percent 80 Seconds 100 DimmerDevices: Main room light selected Action Group: Blank

3rd Set of Device: Percent 100 Seconds 100 DimmerDevices: None select ActionGroup: Play Sonos radio active group

Hopefully following along, 2nd set will start brightness of main room from 50% --> 80% increasing over 100 seconds. Then will go from 80% -100% over 100 seconds, there are no dimmerDevices selected so will not change any brightness. But once 100% reached will execute actionGroup and turn on Radio.

Additional

There is very little checking of the device setup, given multitude of options.
Would suggest test turning on and making sure behaves as you would like before completion.

SunRise Icon: To use in control pages, showing how along the sunrise device/event is.

https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/blob/master/Resources/Images/SunRiseIcon.gif?raw=true

Here: https://github.com/Ghawken/Indigo-Sunrise-Plugin/tree/master/Resources/SunRise%20Icon