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    Best way to program lights to automatically turn off after a period of time?

    Fairly new to programming HWQS. If there's a tutorial or FAQ with the answer please point me there.

    Homeowner would like lights to automatically turn off after a period of time. Use case is if someone leaves a light on and forgets about it, it eventually turns itself off.

    I've seen logic triggers in other systems of the form "if a light is on for > N minutes then do something". I can't seem to figure out how HWQS handles this.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    The best way to do this would be via Occupancy. You can simulate occupancy in an area via a button press with a function called "Rollback" which will do exactly what you're looking for.

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    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by domino View Post
    The best way to do this would be via Occupancy. You can simulate occupancy in an area via a button press with a function called "Rollback" which will do exactly what you're looking for.
    Got it. I set up Rollback under Occupancy for a couple of rooms to test it. It looks like it's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

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    You could do an automatic sequence. They basically say "do this then after a specified time, do that." They can be called from a dimmer or a keypad button.
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    I usually program the button as a press and release with the press turning the light on and the release starting a delayed off for as many seconds, minutes or hours as desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmaugustin View Post
    Fairly new to programming HWQS. If there's a tutorial or FAQ with the answer please point me there.

    Homeowner would like lights to automatically turn off after a period of time. Use case is if someone leaves a light on and forgets about it, it eventually turns itself off.

    I've seen logic triggers in other systems of the form "if a light is on for > N minutes then do something". I can't seem to figure out how HWQS handles this.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    David C. is correct. Just make sure you change the program type to conditional

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