Let’s get in some situations where you might want to override AUTOMODE.
- One example is situation when get in the bed early and want to keep light on for reading or any other activity. Well, if you don’t move, light will turn off after certain time. How do I keep the light on then, you might ask. You can override it just by using switch. Tap top of the switch one like you would do normally when turning light ON with regular switch. That will turn AUTOMODE OFF and and it will keep light ON until you turn it OFF. Once you are ready to leave the room just turn the light OFF by tapping bottom of the switch. Automode will kick in. Everything is back to normal.
- On the other hand you might want to keep light OFF during the day. Let’s say you want to take a nap. Every time you roll over or move light would turn ON if it’s dark enough in the room. Here we will use multi tap function. Just tap the bottom of the switch like you want to turn the light OFF but twice quickly. The smart switch will know that you want to keep the light OFF and it will turn OFF Automode together with the light. You can enjoy your nap.
In both cases you’ll see bottom LED indicator turned red indicating that AUTOMODE is OFF. On the surface it is simple like that. It really easy to get used to it. You will be using switches unless you have to. In any case if something goes wrong with the home automation hub, you can always use your switches manually.
That is simple light home automation example. Practical and easy to use. We will dive in more complex light examples in the future.
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