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 What is an Event and how do I add one?

Solution

Events (previously called Sequences) are a quick way to do something with multiple steps in your LightwaveRF home at any time you want.

A great example is ‘Make cup of Tea’.  This is something that would have the same steps every time that you can automate instead and fire on demand.  Think of it like a script your house follows to do a task.  For making a cup of tea, the kettle is turned on, then the lights in the kitchen are turned on, before both are turned off again.

In these instructions we will use "Going to Bed" as an example in the images but you can add any devices or actions you like.

Note: Instruction images relate to previous app version, some steps may differ

  1. Tap the Events tab at the bottom


  2. Tap the + icon at the top right


  3. Name the event something meaningful


  4. Choose the status you want the selected devices to go to at the right hand side - on, off, dim %, open, stop, close

  5. Choose the devices/moods you want in the event by tapping the bullet point at the left hand side so a red and white tick icon appears.  Once selected, tap 'Done' at the top right


  6. You will now see the devices you have added in a list. The order of the list is the order that the actions will occur. If you need to add more devices, or the same device with a different status, tap ‘Add Action’ then repeat the previous steps.
    Re-order the devices so they are in the desired order
    Android: Tap Edit near top left
    iOS: Tap Edit Order/Delays near top left


  7. Android: Tap the arrows at the right to move devices to order required, then tap the grey Done button near top left when done.
    iOS: Hold the 3 lines on the right and drag devices to order required, then tap the grey Done button near top left when done.




  8. Setup the time delays in between each action. Note that a delay after the final action will not do anything.
    Android: Tap Add Delay near top right
    iOS: Tap Edit Order/Delays near top left


  9. Android: Enter the required time delay to wait after first action occurs then tap 'Add Delay'. Refer to previous steps to re-order the delay accordingly
    iOS: Choose Set Delay for the first device


  10. iOS: Enter the required time delay to wait after first action occurs then tap 'Add Delay' when happy.


  11. iOS: Repeat steps for each delay needed


  12. Tap 'Done' near the top left when delays are correct


  13. Tap ‘Done’ at the top right to save your event


  14. The event will now be listed in the Events page. You can tap it to choose when you want it to begin


  15. If you select ‘Start Now’ it will begin immediately


  16. If you select ‘Start at time’ then you can choose a single day in the future for it to run at automatically


  17. Choose the date and time you would like the event to run at and tap 'Done' to store it


  18. If you select ‘Schedule Event’ then you can choose this event to automatically run repeatedly. Follow the steps in 'Add & Setup a Timer' for more details.

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You can store 32 events

Each event can have 9 ‘actions’ excluding time delays

The minimum time delay is 3 seconds.  If no time delay is set, this will be added automatically.  This is to allow the WiFiLink to have the time to send out the previous action

 

If you use the ‘Add Random Delay’ feature, the delay time between the actions will be anything between 3 seconds and what you set

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 You cannot set a minimum random time delay, but you can add the same action twice with a set time in between.  For example:

Lights to turn on then turn off again randomly within 2 hours, but only after they have been on for 30mins


To achieve this, set the first action to turn the lights on with a 30min delay.  Then the second action to turn the lights on again (this won’t change the state of the lights as they are already on) with a random time delay of 1hr30mins.  The final delay will be to turn the lights off.

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Home and Away are default events you can access easily from the home page.  When selected they will run the event and so can turn your lights on to greet you, or put your house into standby when you leave.  With the new LightwaveRF heating products, pressing this will also set your heating to the appropriate profile as well as controlling your power and lighting products.

 
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