Possible Brightness Ramp Rate Calculation Issue

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Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:37 pm
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Possible Brightness Ramp Rate Calculation Issue

My daughter went to bed early because she wasn't feeling well. But she wanted the lights on....

So after I tucked her in I set a 1 time schedule event (Turn off Alana's Lights ) to ramp her light down to 0 over the max 540 seconds. Her light was at 79%

I'd never done this before so I watched the logs and noted that they were coming in faster than I had expected. Here's what I observed:


- The lights ramped down 1 unit every 5.5 seconds.
- Quick back of the napkin estimated that 540 seconds / 79% should result in closer to 1 change every 7 seconds
- Another BOTHN estimate confirmed that if the plugin was assuming the light was always 100% on when the process started (540 seconds / 100% = 5.4 seconds)

Does the ramp down disregard the level of brightness at the time of ramp down? Event log below:

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Nov 16, 2019 at 11:10:00 PM
   Schedule                        Turn off Alana's Lights
   Sent Hue Lights                 "Alana's Desk Lamp" off at ramp rate 540.0 sec.
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 78
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 77
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 76
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 75
   Received INSTEON                "Garage Motion Sensor" off (button 1)
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 74
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 73
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 71
   Received INSTEON                "Basement Storage Room" on
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 70
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 69
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 68
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 67
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 66
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 65
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 64
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 62
   Received INSTEON                "Basement Storage Room" off
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 60
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 59
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 58
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 57
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 56
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 55
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 54
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 53
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 52
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 51
   Received INSTEON                "Basement Bathroom" on
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 50
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 49
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 48
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 47
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 46
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 44
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 43
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 42
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 41
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 40
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 39
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 38
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 37
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 36
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 35
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 34
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 33
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 32
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 31
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 30
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 29
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 28
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 27
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 25
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 24
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 23
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 22
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 21
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 20
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 19
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 18
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 17
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 16
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 15
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 14
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 13
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 12
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 11

Nov 16, 2019 at 11:18:05 PM
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 9
   Indigo Cocoa client disconnected (192.168.1.1)
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 7
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 6
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 5
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 4
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 3
   Received INSTEON                "Basement Bathroom" off
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 2
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" on to 1
   Updated                         "Alana's Desk Lamp" off
   Indigo Cocoa client authenticated (192.168.1.1)

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