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  • #16
    Ok, I am just "throwing this out there"...

    Hypothetically, if I set up a scene called "sunrise" and schedule it to turn ON at sunrise with one (1) member device let's say a lamp to turn ON, then create another scene called "sunset" and schedule it to OFF at sunset with the same one (1) device, the same lamp to turn OFF. At sunrise, the scene "sunrise" turns ON and the lamp turns ON. At sunset, the scene "sunset" turns OFF and the lamp turns OFF. The next morning at sunset, is the scene "sunset" still turned "ON" and so the ON signal is never sent to the lamp device?

    ​In other words, if a scene is only programmed to turn ON, can another scene cancel the previous scene (turn it OFF)? Or does one scene need to be turned ON and then OFF in order to not interfere with another scene?

    I am confused...

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    • #17
      I'm having a similar problem. I want to turn off a lamp at sunrise. When I'm setting up the scene and choose Sunrise the time displayed on the bottom of the dialog is 16:46AM. Does this make sense to anyone? 4:46 AM sounds about right this time of year, but that is not when the lamp goes off. The lamp is off when I come home from work after 5:00 PM or should I say 17:00AM? I believe the Hub has a problem telling time. Is there anything I can do, or do I need to go back to my old X10 system?

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      • #18
        Remarkable I have the same problem in 2017! Guess this sunset issues has never been resolved.

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        • #19
          2018 And the problem still exists

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          • #20
            Just curious what systems you're all using. The new-ish 2245-222 hub? Or the original first-gen PLM/hub? I don't experience this problem with the Insteon app for my 2245-222 hub. Have you properly defined your location? We all needed to reset that sometime within the last year, I believe.

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            • #21
              I have the newish hub and still have this problem

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              • #22
                In theory, you should be able to turn any scene with any devices on or off any time you'd like. I don't believe that scenes have an actual "state" associated with them. You don't have to turn "off" a scene before turning it on again. I do this all the time with mine. If you trigger the sunrise manually (from an app) sometime after the sunset scene has fired, does the sunrise scene work properly?

                As an aside, a better way of defining "off" scenes,, though, might be to set the desired level for the devices in your Sunset scene, for example, to "Off"—then triggering that scene on or off should have the same result—turning off all the included devices.

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                • #23
                  I have the 2245-222 hub. It's a refurb unit after the original failed, but scheduling doesn't seem to work; none of my scenes trigger with the replacement unit.

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                  • #24
                    I have the Insteon Hub 2245-222 hub. It has the latest updates PLM A4, 1017. I have had difficulties with a Scene now and then over the past couple of years, but a sunrise/sunset scene, controlling two wired in lights, worked well this year, until sometime around November 2018. Now, I cannot get the Scene to control the lights at sunrise/sunset, trying all kinds of tricks, Windows, Android, Apple! These tricks include setting and resetting the location, turning daylight saving on and off, etc. Very frustrating.

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                    • #25
                      By the way, in addition to my last post, I have no problem setting two wired in lights using the Schedule for each light and setting the on and off times about 5 minutes apart for each light.

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                      • #26
                        Okay, this is my last post on this matter. I have at last been able to make the sunset/sunrise settings on a scene work (for two wired in switches). The problem appears to have been related to the Windows 10 App (used on a computer). After uninstalling the Windows 10 App on my computer, and setting the sunrise/sunset schedule by an android smartphone, this function works. It is my guess that the experts on this forum do not use the Windows 10 app (on a computer), since it is rather primitive. Anyway, the Windows 10 App on a computer (as I have learned in the past) is not reliable for setting the time or the DST. Sometimes it works. Often it doesn't and one is obliged to call Insteon and ask for a time setting (if you don't have an android, windows, or apple smartphone). In this instance, I believe that the Windows 10 App led the Hub to "hang" in receiving sunrise/sunset updates. Presumably the Hub is updated (each day?) according to the changing sunrise/sunset, and the Windows 10 App (used on a computer) sometimes creates a problem with this function. I saw another post in which a user succeeded in correcting the sunrise/setting by uninstalling the android app and relying on the apple app. Each of these apps has a different program and works differently, by my understanding.

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