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Scheduling Sleep Mode


While we are working on the ability to schedule Sleep mode in the Stack Lighting application, the feature is not yet available. In the meantime, you can schedule Sleep mode by using our IFTTT integration. We have created a series of steps to layout a basic implementation. You can always create a more unique method based off of your personal preferences.

To perform these steps, you will first need to activate IFTTT integration. Do this by logging into the Stack Lighting application and opening the menu. Tap on Integrations > Connect with IFTTT. You will be directed to https://ifttt.com and prompted to log in – create an account if necessary.

Once your Stack Lighting and IFTTT applications are linked, you can create a schedule for Sleep mode using either the IF application for your smart device or the IFTTT web interface. You will find the instructions on how to do each below. You may at points be prompted to add one of these channels to your account which, for the sake of clarity, will be skipped over for this walkthrough.

 

Using the IF Application

  1. Launch the IF application.
  2. Tap the pestle and mortar icon in the top right corner to access the “My Recipes” page.
  3. Tap on the + icon in the top right corner and choose “Create a New Recipe” at the bottom of the next page.
  4. You will reach a screen stating “if + then +”. Tap on the first plus sign to choose the trigger for your recipe.
  5. Find the service titled “Date & Time” and select it. You can perform a search for it using the text field at the top of the page if it is easier.
  6. Select the option that best suits your needs. For this example, we want Sleep mode to trigger every day at 10:30 PM so we will choose the “Every day at” option.
  7. Use the drop down menus to set the hour to 10 PM and the minutes to 30. Note: Minutes are only available in 15 minute intervals.
  8. Tap “Next” in the top right corner to proceed once you’ve set the hour and minute.
  9. You will be returned to the screen that previously said “if + then +”, but you will now see the icon for the Date & Time service has replaced the first + sign. Tap on the second + to set the action.
  10. You can scroll through the services to find the “Stack Lighting” service or use the search field. The search field may be easier in this instance. Tap on the Stack Lighting icon once you find it.
  11. Choose “Set mood” from the options listed. You can look at the other options for ideas on other ways to leverage the power of IFTTT integration.
  12. You will be prompted to select a room and a mood. Choose the room you desire to schedule Sleep mode for and set the Mode to Sleep.
  13. Tap on the Continue button at the bottom once you’ve selected your room and mood.
  14. A review of the recipe you’ve created will appear with the option to receive notifications when the recipe runs or not – this is purely a personal preference. Tap on the Finish button if you’re satisfied with your settings.
  15. Your recipe is now active and will put your room to sleep at 10:30 PM.

 

Using www.IFTTT.com

  1. Navigate to https://IFTTT.com and log into your account.
  2. Click on “My Recipes” at the top of the screen.
  3. Select the “Create a Recipe” button on the right hand side.
  4. The screen will display “ifthisthenthat”. Select the “this” section underlined and highlighted in blue.
  5. You will be prompted to choose a trigger channel. Either scroll through the listed applications for the “Date & Time” service or type “Date” into the search bar. Click on the service’s icon when you find it.
  6. Once selected, you will be given a series of options for when you want the recipe to happen. Select the option that best suits you. For this example, we want Sleep mode to trigger every day at 10:30 PM so we will choose the “Every day at” option.
  7. Use the drop down menus to set the hour to 10 PM and the minutes to 30. Note: Minutes are only available in 15 minute intervals.
  8. Click the “Create Trigger” button to proceed once you’ve set the hour and minute.
  9. The “ifthisthenthat” line will appear again, but “this” is now replaced with the icon for the Date & Time service while “that” is now underlined and highlighted. Click on “that” to proceed with choosing your action.
  10. You can scroll through the services to find the “Stack Lighting” service or use the search field which will likely be faster in this instance. Tap on the Stack Lighting icon once you find it.
  11. Choose “Set mood” from the options listed. You can look at the other options for ideas on other ways to leverage the power of IFTTT integration.
  12. You will be prompted to select a room and a mood. Choose the room you desire to schedule Sleep mode for and set the Mode to Sleep.
  13. Click on “Create Action” when you’re satisfied with your room and mood choices.
  14. A review of the recipe you’ve created will appear with the option to receive notifications when the recipe runs or not – this is purely a personal preference. You can also change the recipe title to whatever suits your tastes. Select “Create Recipe” at the bottom to finalize your recipe.
  15. Your recipe is now active and will put your room to sleep at 10:30 PM.

 

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