I got 4 Wyze plugs so I could turn lights on and off on a schedule in our home. After getting things connected I created a schedule…
I went to add a rule and then the ‘Turns On’ option and and set my time on for 4:30pm. There was the handy ‘Add End Time’ option in the rule so I set it for 1:15am. Clicked save and thought I was good.
I wandered down the next morning and the lights were all on!!! What the heck?? I read the getting started section and forums. The forums showed there were occasionally problems with servers and such and the suggestion was to just redo the schedule. So… I did the same thing again and set up the schedule the way I did the last time.
The next morning the lights were all on! Frustration set in… After doing some more digging, with no luck, I had my ahh ha! moment. I realized that you needed to set a rule scheduling the plug/lights to turn on… and then set a second rule scheduling it to turn off. Still not sure why there is the ‘add end time’ option (which is where the confusion began) but clearly it’s not there to turn the plug off. Now I know… and hopefully this helps someone else.
I found that if the end time went past midnight there would be issues. So, instead of setting it up to turn on lights from 4:30PM to 1:15AM, I would set it to turn off the lights from 1:15AM until 4:30PM. That’s how I got it done with one rule.
Manually by a light switch or in app? A schedule isn’t a continuous action, it’s an action at the start time, and an action at the end time if you have one. If you have a schedule to turn on a light from 4pm to 7 pm, you can turn off the light at anytime. If you shut it off before 7 pm, that’s fine. At 7pm your off light will get a off command again and it’ll do nothing because you cant turn off an off light. Now say you want to keep the light on after the of time if 7pm, be ready to turn on the light as it turns off, or disable the rule and re-enable it after 7pm.
It is led lights in a tree and I set the schedule in the wyze app on an iPhone. In the app you can schedule the time lights go on either sunrise, sunset or custom, which is time of day. I am programming the wyze outdoor plug.