I have read many of the posts on Garage door opening and turning on the lights and the WD conversion model not being truly Z-Wave. So I seem to have developed a workaround that seems way to complicated to me.
My objective: Have the lights leading into the house and upstairs turn on when the garage door is opened but only if it is between 4 - 10 pm
1 Purchase the Aeon labs Zwave door sensor (I believe this part of it is a must).
2 Install a device that will only turn on a z wave ‘trigger’ device during 4 - 10 (a simple rotary timer with a lamp module plugged into it is my thinking) This trigger can’t be the aeon since it is battery powered - but the only real purpose of the Aeon sensor is triggering the lighting rather than monitoring the opening and closing so having it active at all times is optional but short of rewiring it to a wall wort I think I’m stuck. Having the ability to monitor the door status at all times is a bit of a bonus.
3 Create a scene where the lamp module (only powered 4 - 10) is triggered with the garage is opened via a signal from the Aeon sensor. Create a separate scene that when the lamp module switches ‘on’ the pathway lights upstairs come on for a defined period of time.
This seems like too many devices in the chain, but after reading the garage door posts, the ‘party mode’ thread and hearing the frustation of not being able to limit a scene to a schedule led me to this awkward workaround.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated from this newbie.