How To: Setup Notifications with Red Series Smart LED Strip | SmartThings

How To: Setup Notifications with Red Series Smart LED Strip | SmartThings

Summary (TLDR)

This article will walk you through how to setup custom notifications using your Red Series Smart LED Strip. A notification is something that allows you to have a heads-up display on your lightstrip of a certain event taking place. For example, you could have your lightstrip blink purple if your front door is unlocked, or chase red if your 4-1 Sensor detects motion between the hours of 10pm and 6am in the living room. It's time to let your imagination go wild!  

Pre-Requisite Directions

Before we get started in setting this scene up, we have to install a device handler to make sure that SmartThings understands this is a button capable device. In addition to the device handler, you will have to install a child handler as this is what will be used to create the notifications.

Here are the required handlers for each device:
  1. Device Handler Installation Instructions - Page Coming Soon
  2. Device Handler Raw Code - Coming Soon
  3. Child Handler Raw Code
You're now ready to create some notifications!

Creating Notifications

Alright, let's create our first notification. In this example, we'll create a notification that alerts us when the front door is unlocked between sunset and sunrise. This is helpful if you have a Red Series lightstrip in the bedroom and can see the notification from bed.

Notification Components

There are four (4) different components to every single notification:
  1. LED Effect Color: This is the color you want your notification to be
  2. LED Effect Level: This is the dim level you want your notification to be
  3. LED Effect Duration: This is how long you want your notification to last
  4. LED Effect Type: This is the animation you want your notification to be
To get a better visual of what the LED lightstrip would look like, please click on this link (special thank you to Nathan Fiscus from our community for building this):  (this will show our switch LED bar animations, but the same effects will show on the lightstrip).

NOTE: You can clear your notification manually from the lightstrip by tapping 2x on the configuration button on the controller. 

Selecting Your Notification

Once you've determined what you'd like your notification to look like, it's time to select it from within the app. Again, please remember to have installed the child handler otherwise this will not work.
  1. Open up your SmartThings App
  2. Select your Inovelli Red Series Lightstrip            
  3. Click the three dots at the top right and select, "Settings"
  4. Scroll down to the, "LED Notifications" section
  5. Select your, "Effect Color"
  6. Select your, "Effect Level"
  7. Select your, "Effect Duration"
  8. Select your, "Effect Type"
  9. Go back to the home screen (where it lists out your rooms)  

Setting up the Notification

Again, in this example, we'll be setting up a notification that alerts you when the front door is unlocked between sunset and sunrise. The notification will be a purple chase notification at 100% intensity that lasts indefinitely (until you clear it). Once you've selected the effect color, level, duration and type and you're back to the home screen, please do the following:
  1. Click on the three lines at the top left of the screen (to access the menu)
  2. Click on, "SmartApps"
  3. Click on the, (+) sign at the top right to add a SmartApp
  4. Scroll down and select, "Smart Lighting" and select it
  5. Click on, "New Lighting Automation"
  6. Click on, "Which devices do you want to control", select, "whatever you named your Inovelli Red Series Lightstrip (Notification 1)" and click, "Done"
    1. NOTE: Look for whatever you named your Red Series Lightstrip and then it should say, "(Notification 1)" next to it. 
  7. Leave, "What do you want to do?" as, "Turn On"
  8. Click on, "Select Trigger", select, "Lock" and press, "Done"
  9. Click on, "Which door locks?", select your lock and press, "Done"
  10. Click on, "Turn on when", select, "Unlocked" and press, "Done"
  11. Then press, "More options"
  12. Click on, "Only during certain times"
  13. Click on, "Starting at", select, "Sunset" and press, "Done"
  14. Click on, "Ending at", select, "Sunrise" and press, "Done"
  15. Press, "Next", followed by, "Next" again, and then, "Done"
That should be it!