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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