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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2010, 08:46:37 am »
It's been awhile.... Any new experience with the sunrise simulation or even new developments regarding this? Happy being woken up with the lights?

I just adopted timed events to turn off the lights automatically in the bedroom in the night, which is just great in my case. I tend to fall asleep every night having the lights on, and then wake up too early due to this.

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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2010, 03:41:42 pm »
I stopped using it because it bothered my wife. I've been meaning to buy her one of those blindfold thingamajigs to keep the light out but keep forgetting...

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2010, 01:10:01 pm »
(davegravy, your wife likes to sleep late?)

Okay, automated lights off function was fantastic for the three days it worked. Slept better, not only because it was dark but also the room temperature did not rise that much cause I wasn't burning the lights all night.

I have few 12 V halogens for the bedroom, connected to a conventional transformer. I suppose this is the reason why the ACT plug in lamp-module just died last night. It was used only for these few days :-[

Has anyone tried to fix those modules? It must be the output stage that died..

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2010, 08:43:09 pm »
Are those things fused?
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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2010, 09:29:35 pm »
Yes, there is a fuse and I was quite positive that it would had been blown, but it wasn't. Checked that in the night instead of sleeping..

Not a big deal, but still decided to ask the ACT for advice on probable parts to replace. Got this idea since I know that some others have broken plug-in units, too.   :-\

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2010, 08:24:03 pm »
Also note that you need to specifiy the device ID of the light you're trying to control in the line

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/usr/pluto/bin/MessageSend localhost 0 34 1 184 76 "$NEXTLEVEL"
In the above case, the ID of the light is 76, you most likely need to replace this.

We'll I liked the idea and gave it a go but...

34 is the device ID of the light and 76 the setlevel command, so replace 34 with your light Device ID  ;D
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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2010, 10:02:29 am »
A quick note on sunrise simulation: Yesterday our bedroom drapes got motorized, and I included them into the LinuxMCE setup. This morning they went up at the designated time, and SWMBO got the shock of her lifetime, as she did not know, I wired it already  :D - needless to say, she was awake right away.

Let's see if she can overcome her state of shock in the following days.

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2010, 10:38:11 am »
A quick note on sunrise simulation: Yesterday our bedroom drapes got motorized, and I included them into the LinuxMCE setup. This morning they went up at the designated time, and SWMBO got the shock of her lifetime, as she did not know, I wired it already  :D - needless to say, she was awake right away.

Let's see if she can overcome her state of shock in the following days.

That sounds awesome! The drapes that is, not the shock your Mrs got. Did you buy the motorised drapes as a complete unit, or add the motors yourself? Are you using something like this to control it? http://store.homeseer.com/store/ABMHZ---Z-Wave-AC-ShadeBlind-Motor-Controller-ESI-P852C192.aspx
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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010, 03:12:13 pm »
possy is using a mature home automation system, no zwave toys ;-))

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2010, 03:32:30 pm »
:)

I am using http://www.mdtautomation.de/download/Shutter%20Actuator.pdf to control all my drapes (15 atm three more to follow). And the motors are Somfy 20nm motors. And no, I did not install the motors myself. /me has two left hands.

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2010, 12:07:02 pm »
:)

I am using http://www.mdtautomation.de/download/Shutter%20Actuator.pdf to control all my drapes (15 atm three more to follow). And the motors are Somfy 20nm motors. And no, I did not install the motors myself. /me has two left hands.

Where did you buy MDT Shutter Actuator and how much does it cost?
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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2010, 01:27:48 pm »
Hi,

Newbie here <-----

Can this be achived with X10 devices too?
I started implementing X10 light switches/dimmers and motion sensors. The blinds would score some browny points with the wife.
I have to open and close all the blinds in the house manually every morning and evening.

Would safe me time and energy if my hybrid can do it....

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2010, 01:53:23 pm »
Where did you buy MDT Shutter Actuator and how much does it cost?

They can be sourced easily around the web. One source is http://www.eibhandel.de/Jalousieaktoren_6

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2010, 01:55:53 pm »
Can this be achived with X10 devices too?

yes, you should be able to do the same thing with X10, as X10 has support for blinds/drapes as well. The thing is, EIB/KNX sounds expensive at 280EUR for 8 blinds, but if you calculate it per blind, you will find that it ain't much, if any, more expensive than X10. Marmitek SW10 is such an X10 blinds controller.

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Re: Bedroom Sunrise Simulation Lighting Event: Can this be done?
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2010, 09:37:54 am »
(davegravy, your wife likes to sleep late?)

Okay, automated lights off function was fantastic for the three days it worked. Slept better, not only because it was dark but also the room temperature did not rise that much cause I wasn't burning the lights all night.

I have few 12 V halogens for the bedroom, connected to a conventional transformer. I suppose this is the reason why the ACT plug in lamp-module just died last night. It was used only for these few days :-[

Has anyone tried to fix those modules? It must be the output stage that died..

Sleepless nights... it turned out that the ACT module is fine. The thing is that something messes up the control of this particular module during the night. I cannot turn it on with a remote (hand-held or an orbiter). Only after reloading the router things get back to normal.

I know that answer to this problem lies in the logs somewhere. DCERouter log is 200 pgs long... so using grep might be in place.

Any ideas what to look for? And at this point, I'm just using events, not any scripts for this.

Thanks for your help!