WyzeWeek2022 Lighting Day: I’m Wyze Product Manager Aman Jambavat, here to answer your lighting and power questions - AMA!
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3-way light switch, smart outlets, touch screen interface light switch like the Brilliant product line?
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One of the most frustrating things about Wyze lighting is that it is nearly impossible to have fully automated lighting in a large room. We would love to have a light come on only when a person is present and have a light turn off only when a person leaves. We can’t really do this right now.
The Lamp sockets are supposed to only work in the dark/outside and use a static timer currently (they will shut off after the initial timer trigger period ends even if a person is still present with ongoing motion).
Motion sensors can’t work with group triggers (ie: if any in the group sense motion, lights turn on, if ALL sensors are clear for X minutes then lights turn off), and single sensors can’t sense a whole room very well, such as when a person sits on a couch or in a chair unless it’s within a couple of feet of the person. Thus motion sensors cannot automate lighting in a big room, just a very small one or a hallway.
Cameras work great for triggering lights on and they can watch a whole room easily, but they do not allow for a “has been clear for” trigger to turn the lights back off, so they don’t work well either.
Most “Timers” are static timers, and if you set them for 10 minutes or whatever, they will shut off in 10 minutes no matter what, even if a person is still actually present in the room…rather than only 10 minutes after there is no longer any new trigger/reset.
Will you PLEASE come up with a solution so we can have fully automated lighting in a normal sized or big room? Right now Wyze lighting can only be automated in something like a hallway or when you guess how long you’ll be in a room, not actual automated where it turns on when a person enters, stays on for however long they are present, including sitting down, and only turns off when people leave. All of the above can be updated to allow this to happen (camera “Is clear triggers”, Motion sensor grouping triggers, Dynamic timers that reset when re-triggered, etc. But currently you support none of those options.
Will you PLEASE come up with a solution so we can have fully automated lighting in a normal-sized or big room?