Tasker integration new feature - events (to do something when light switch is flipped)


#1

Hello,

In addition to Tasker actions, it would be very very useful if Yeelight could support events as well. Events are information that the app sends out when a specific thing happens, and Tasker listens to such events and can run an action when they occur.

One very good example would be to send and event when a bulb goes online and offline. This would allow doing something automatically when the physical light switch is flipped on or off. This could also work with light groups and rooms - in such case the event would only be sent when all the bulbs come online or offline.

Hopefully it’s someting you’ll consider adding.


#2

I agree that it is welcome to have new features add to official yeelight app releated to tasker.
I already posted a thread about similar request.

in the mean time - you’re welcome to check my Tasker project HERE.
I created simply task to get info from the bulb through TCP commands - “power” parameter is one them.


#3

Great idea, I hope that Yeelight will look into it.
I hope the light can be a trigger as well.
When the light is switched on, we can set a task to turn it off automatically or do any task in the tasker.


#4

FYI - auto turn off command of bulb exist for the lamp - it’s the “cron_add” TCP command.
you’re welcome to check my Tasker project HERE. - I’ll publish today a version with support for that function.


#5

@foresterr @night_mare007 we will look into it, but I can’t commit you anything at this point due to resource constraints.

Thanks for your feedback!