Hello again Niwa community!
I’ve been trying out the latest development firmware, and I noticed that it only allows for 2 climate cycles per day. I have a use case for which this is not sufficient, or in fact, it could be if the logic where slightly different.
In my scenario, I have an overnight day cycle, meaning that my lights go on in the evening, across midnight, until the morning the next day. With Niwa, setting the light cycle for this scenario means programming 3 light cycles in the app, until 23:59, then another one resumes from 00:00. Fine, it’s not very “neat”, but it works, and with the latest firmware, the lights don’t shut off for a minute at midnight…
I’d like to have 2 distinct climate cycles that correspond to my artificial day and night lightcycle. On the stable FW, I used to be able to program 3 cycles with the same logic as the lights, but the app/FW combo I’m currently running grays out the option to “add cycle” after only 2. I think this needs a fix to accommodate the overnight use case.
Ideally, I’d like to program only 2 cycles for this logic in the app, and the firmware should understand how to apply it to hardware, without the logical limit of 23:59/00:00 being exposed to the end user. For example, day is 20:00 to 7:59, night is 8:00 to 19:59. If for the 1st cycle, the end is less than the start, it’s understood as an “overnight” cycle, thus the app knows which range of hours is left available to the user for cycle 2.