Presence Based Lights


Home Assistant has a built-in component called device_sun_light_trigger to help you automate your lights. The component will:

  • Fade in the lights when the sun is setting and there are people home
  • Turn on the lights when people get home after the sun has set
  • Turn off the lights when all people leave the house

This component requires the components sun, device_tracker and light to be enabled.

To enable this component, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
device_sun_light_trigger:

Configuration variables:

  • light_group (Optional): Specify a specific light/group of lights that has to be turned on.
  • light_profile (Optional): Specify which light profile to use when turning lights on.
  • device_group (Optional): Specify which group of devices to track.
  • disable_turn_off (Optional): Disable lights being turned off when everybody leaves the house.

A full configuration example could look like this:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
device_sun_light_trigger:
  light_group: group.living_room
  light_profile: relax
  device_group: group.my_devices
  disable_turn_off: 1