Light State Tracking

We have a feature that will help prevent the BOND turning the ceiling fan light to the wrong state when using an integration (Alexa, Google, IFTTT) for light control. This feature is called Light State Tracking and you can activate it by following the information below.

What is Light State Tracking

This applies to a ceiling fan light that only has a Light Toggle RF signal, not discrete ON/OFF signal. This can create a problem where you ask Alexa, Google or IFTTT to turn a light ON when it is already ON, and the BOND then will send the toggle signal which will actually turn the device OFF.

Our solution to this problem is, to keep track of the state of the device on our server, and do not send the Toggle signal if we think the device is already in the requested state.

If you are using the remote along with the BOND application and or an integration, you may not want to use this feature as the BOND belief state may not be correct.

Enable Light State Tracking

  1. From the BOND application main menu, select the settings cog.

  2. Select "Track State of Toggle Lights" to turn it on.



  3. Select OK to acknowledge how this operates. 



  4. The slider (checkbox in Android) indicates the function is on.

If the state of the light is not correct, light is off and BOND application shows it is on, press and hold the light icon in the application for 2 seconds and it will change so they are both in sync again.

 

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  • It would be more helpful if the bond could serve as a relay for the remote. This way the remote could simultaneously and seamless work in the smart home environment.

    You could set the bond to listen for remote signals (example dipswitches 1111) and when it hears the remote it could then relay the command to the fan (which the dipswitches would be set to something like 1101) . This way the remote would not directly control the fan (after initial setup of the fan with the bond, the remotes switches would be changed). By doing this, Bond would fully know the state of the toggle at all times, and it would be much more useful in scenes and other smarthome routines.

  • Agree with Masso...the light state tracking really isn't working well for me. I don't use the remotes at all...just Alexa commands, but the Bond is getting out of sync frequently with the actual state of the light. Two possible issues I have noticed...
    1) State tracking on the "power" function seems to affect the light function
    2) When using in routines it seems the light state tracking isn't doing well with the light status changing on 2 lights in quick succession

  • I FULLY 100% agree with Masso and Brian on this..... it would be so helpful if this feature could be added. I really like using your product as I believe it is very reliable but not being able to track the current state of the fan light makes it fall short on how great it could be for real automation.

    Please consider this... Thanks

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