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marrandy

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Light - on and off in UI2
« on: August 22, 2007, 12:00:49 am »
Hello.

When I add devices  e.g. 4 x-10 lights in the master bedroom, there is only 1 on and 1 off button that activates all 4 in sequence.

How do you control individual lights ?


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Re: Light - on and off in UI2
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 03:24:07 pm »
You have to create new Lighting scenarios.
Everything is explained here
newbielink:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Lighting_Scenarios [nonactive]

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Re: Light - on and off in UI2
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007, 04:32:56 pm »
Another method that lets you control lights individually throughout your house is to create a floorplan and place your lights on it.  Then you can click on each one to adjust it.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Control_lights_or_climate_with_a_floorplan

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Re: Light - on and off in UI2
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 05:16:46 pm »
I don't want to create 4 scenarios for handling 4 individual lights. 

The plan idea is OK.

I guess I expected that when I hover over a light button, a selection of waht is available would pop-up (like when their are submenus on the windows start menus of the kde ones.

It seems incredibly cludgy once you have selected a room, not to be able to control the lights or appliances individually from the UI.

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Re: Light - on and off in UI2
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 01:18:18 am »
Even without a floorplan (I haven't gotten around to that yet) you should just get a list of lights (when you hit the floorplan button) which you can then select and control individually.  At least that is my experience.
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