A client with a Homeworks Illumination system is looking for help with a pretty basic request- I sympathize, as I kind of want this feature in my home.
The Lutron System has a timer for exterior lights. Timeclock turns on that scene at sunset, and then turns off that scene at 11pm.
Right now there is button marked 'exterior' at the mudroom egress door that is a dumb toggle- a smaller part of the exterior scene toggles on and off regardless of timeclock or time of day.
The client is frustrated because what they really want is a button that I would call 'out late'- if they are going out to dinner at 8pm and know that they'll be out later than 11pm, they want the timeclock to skip the 11pm function and just let the dawn "all exterior off" button clean things up in the morning.
As I type this, it sounds like I need to make the 11pm Exterior Off timeclock event conditional, with a variable that is set by the Exterior button. If the button is pressed, the Out Late variable is TRUE and the 11pm timeclock doesn't happen. I can then use the Dawn Exterior Off timeclock to reset the Out Late variable to FALSE.
Does anyone have an established way they give a client this sort of functionality? I think this is the sort of problem that has too many solutions.