I already have my Lifx bulbs set to change colours gradually over the day, beginning with a pretty multicoloured sunrise in the morning and fading down through warm white, gold, orange and red over the late afternoon and evening. As I live quite far north, these settings are fixed and unrelated to local sunrise/sunset times. I have a number of Lifx scenes and schedules running throughout the day.
I’d like to add a pink tinge to some of the lights for an hour around sunset. Sunset varies between 15:40 in midwinter and 22:00 in midsummer, so the colours my bulbs are at on their Lifx scheduling around sunset will vary enormously over the year. (OK, I may not bother around midsummer.) I’m trying to figure out the best way to do this.
Ideally, I’d like something like the Breathe function, but with it fading to and from the colour that it already is programmed as under Lifx, rather than suddenly changing to colour 1, fading slowly to colour 2 and back, and then suddenly snapping back to whatever the programmed colour was with Lifx. If I do that, I’ll get yells of, “Did the lights just change?” from my startled partner.
It would help to know how light changes are priotisied with Olisto and Lifx instructions. For instance, if I have a one-hour Lifx schedule at 5pm, and start a 30 min Breathe pattern from Olisto at 4:45, then from what I can tell, the Olisto pattern starts at 4:45, goes on for the full half hour, and then at 5:15 it changes to whatever the lights would have been under that stage in the Lifx schedule, and keep changing according to that schedule. That’s brilliant. (At least, as far as I recall. My Olisto schedules haven’t been working for a while, and I’ve been tweaking things to get them live again.)
Anyway, I am trying to figure out solutions in my head, and I am not sure any of them will work smoothly. Any suggestions? I’m happy to set up a variety of triggs for sunset at different times, if it helps.
I suspect the best solution would be if Breathe could start with the light as it is already programmed to be with Lifx and fade smoothly to and from that, but I don’t know if it’s possible.