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drmark12pa

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Is there an easy way to use Composer to return the LED color on the buttons of the newer Wireless Keypad Dimmers to reflect an on/off status of some light or scene or anything?

What I'm trying to do is basically turn off all the LEDs when my security system arms ("Set all LEDs on Keypad to black") but then when the security system is disarmed, is there a specific command that resets the color to reflect say a light? (ie the top button on this multibutton dimmer is to turn off my deck lights.  The button is green when they are on, red when off.  So how do I reflect the light status without multiple lines of programming such as IF LIGHT IS ON vs. IF LIGHT IS OFF)?

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I'm trying to find a way for the LEDs to return to their normal state without turning the light on or off after disarming.  I have the LEDs just go black when alarm is on but each and every condition has to be programmed when the alarm is off. There doesn't appear to be an easy way for Control4 to automatically return the lights to their default pattern.  It appears that fairly laborious programming of  conditional statements has to be added for each and every switch

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doing every switch will not have to be such a big task. Simply create a macro and put all of your programming and conditions there. now simply activate the macro based on what ever triggers you want. Alarm arm disarm, light level changes. Easy to edit in one place and easy to add additional triggers.

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doing every switch will not have to be such a big task. Simply create a macro and put all of your programming and conditions there. now simply activate the macro based on what ever triggers you want. Alarm arm disarm, light level changes. Easy to edit in one place and easy to add additional triggers.

I've never done a macro before... can you provide some insight?

If I'm only using the events for alarm on or off, wouldn't it be the same using it under the event or using a macro?

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macros are done under agents. 

Create a macro

then head to programming

select the macro on the right. 

add in all of your programming.

 

 

then find your trigger on the right

on the left find and activate the macro.

 

still makes it easier for changes down the road even if its the two triggers if you need to make changes you have to do both versus just making changes to the one macro.

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One thing I do find confusing is the multiple LED states for a light (Top LED on, Top LED off, Bottom LED on, Bottom LED off) which shouldn't have a color selection pop up if they are supposed to go to their default On/Off colors.  So far, I can't find an easier way to return a simple light switch to it's normal LED pattern after LEDs are turn off without using a function (based on my pattern of using red and green to indicate on/off and on the top/bottom LED) such as:

 

IF LIGHT ON

- top led black

- bottom led green

IF LIGHT OFF

-top led red

-bottom led black

 

this seems like alot of programming just to turn one LED back on a light switch

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Perhaps if you stop thinking of the LED's having 'default' colours, it may help.

Once the dimmer is installed and live, it just has current settings, not current and default.

Therefore each time you want the colours to change, you must set them.

 

I'm also thinking you may not be understanding exactly how the Top LED on/off is working.

 

Top LED on colour is the colour the Top LED will display when the dimmer is on

Top LED off colour is the colour the Top LED will display when the dimmer is off

 

if you want the top LED to be red when the light is off, and the bottom green when the light is on, then set all 4 options as such in a macro:

Top LED on = black

Top LED off = red

Bottom LED on = green

Bottom LED off = black

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Perhaps if you stop thinking of the LED's having 'default' colours, it may help.

Once the dimmer is installed and live, it just has current settings, not current and default.

Therefore each time you want the colours to change, you must set them.

 

I'm also thinking you may not be understanding exactly how the Top LED on/off is working.

 

Top LED on colour is the colour the Top LED will display when the dimmer is on

Top LED off colour is the colour the Top LED will display when the dimmer is off

 

if you want the top LED to be red when the light is off, and the bottom green when the light is on, then set all 4 options as such in a macro:

Top LED on = black

Top LED off = red

Bottom LED on = green

Bottom LED off = black

What I'm getting at is that under each lights properties in the MONITORING tab you can set the default top and bottom colors on any switch to what they default to in an on/off state.  However, when you go into PROGRAMMING, then you have to select the color of the top and bottom LEDs depending on the state of the light.  I was hoping there was an easier command to return light switch to it's programmed "default" colors.  It's seems like overkill to to have 4 lines of programming to light up one LED.

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What I'm getting at is that under each lights properties in the MONITORING tab you can set the default top and bottom colors on any switch to what they default to in an on/off state.  However, when you go into PROGRAMMING, then you have to select the color of the top and bottom LEDs depending on the state of the light.  I was hoping there was an easier command to return light switch to it's programmed "default" colors.  It's seems like overkill to to have 4 lines of programming to light up one LED.

This is understandable, however, if there was a 'default' this would still need to be set/programmed somewhere, and you would still have to program to revert the LED's to 'default'

Logically this is no different to setting the colours in a Macro and calling the Macro in programming - would be the same number of lines of code.

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^Yeah, I don't know.  I don't mess with things like that anyway.  Almost every lighting control here is under programmatic LED control.  Hours of set-up but this is what you do if you want the feedback visualized.

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