Sunset/Sunrise for App

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I control various accent lighting on my garage with PILCEV-P1 lamp controls. Unlike every other smart plug brand I use inside my home, there's no sunset/sunrise option in the MyQ app for scheduling. For example, my interior lamps go on at sunset and off at 10pm weekdays, 11pm weekends (ditto exterior lights on smart switchs). This means I don't need to keep adjusting the start time every couple weeks and/or when daylight savings changes. That's the "smart" in smart home :)
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Mark Jones

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This exactly. If MyQ had the ability to schedule around sunrise and sunset it would be my favorite smart home app!
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gryhnd

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I ended up ditching all their smart controls because of this and went with competing smart plugs that are:

  • well over half the price of a single PILCEV-P1.
  • don't take up the entire duplex. I can use two in the same duplex
  • don't have that annoying antenna wire sticking out.
  • work with IFTTT at no extra charge
  • can be Alexa/Google controlled.