Dimmer Items


#1

Hi,

since preview 10 there should be support für Dimmer items. But how does it work? There seems to be no fitting control to bind them to…

BR, Jens


#2

Dimmer items are supported in switches only for now (on/off), there is no dimmer-like widget yet.


#3

How long until we will see this same functionality in dimmer form? This one is fairly high on my list. Thanks!


#4

@Aaron_Wakefield Dimmer widget is available in the latest release.


#5

Hi Igor,

I want to dim a group of lights. From what I can tell this is not possible using the dimmer widget. Let me know what I am missing.

A


#6

@Aaron_Wakefield Which platform are you using?
Also, do you mean you want to have multiple lights controlled from one dimmer or just multiple dimmers available in one widget?


#7

I am on Openhab2 (2.2) and I am trying to dim multiple lights with one dimmer control.

Thanks,

A


#8

Did you try creating item group in OH itself? I’m not sure if OH allows dimmer groups though, will need to check on that.


#9

I think Aaron would like to control a Group-Item. This is one thing that I have seen today as well. Group-Items are not listed in the selection of a binding. It seems that this is a general issue. In my case I would like to select a group with the switch-widget


#10

Yes, I have a dimmer group of lights that I would like to control together from one widget.

A


Release - Preview 22: Widget bug fixes
#11

Yes, that’s a bug then.

Switch groups should be listed for Switch widget and it seemed to be working for me. Can you provide config for your switch group item?


#12

Double checked on Group item with switches.
For Group item to be bindable in UI it should be defined with group type, for example like in demo.items:

Group:Switch:OR(ON, OFF)        Lights      "All Lights [(%d)]"

Otherwise, UI doesn’t have a reliable way of knowing that it is a switch item.


#13

Can you provide your config for that dimmer group?


#14

The group is two Philips Hue color bulbs in an openhab2 group the group is set to dimmer and is bound to the color channel


#15

Hi, any hints for the json config for dimmers.


#16

@Aaron_Wakefield support for dimmer groups is added for the next release.


#17

@Scharchen text config docs will be updated soon.


#18

Great, since my guessing game is having poor result :slight_smile:


#19

Got it, Icon is not supported, that was my error.


#20

Good guessing game :wink: