Thanks for the steps and the time you took to write them up. I have followed them to the letter, and can confirm that the 6 LEDs connected to my Inovelli dimmer are all of the same brand. (I purchased them together).
That said, unfortunately, this doesn’t address the issue.
My minimum value in step 5 was 29%, so I set the light minimum to 26%. When I then set the light to 1%, nothing. 2%, 3%, 4%, nothing. At 5% the light finally turns on.
Afterwards, I can set it back down to 1% and there is light, but it is brighter than the minimum… Let me explain: after I set the light to 1%, I changed the minimum down lower - to 20% in this case - and saved. I then set the light at 1% again, it dimmed down substantially.
I know from previous testing that the minimal value that the lamp will support is 20%.
So starting again from scratch, (when the minimum is set to 1%) after the light has been turned on to, say 35%, dimming it down to 19% shows no light. Dimming it down to 20% results in the minimum dimness.
However, after it has been turned off, the minimum level at which the lamp will turn on is actually higher than that. It will only turn on at 30%.
Therefore, in order for me to be able to use the full dimming range, I need to set the minimum dimming to 20%. But as you will have guessed, if someone had previously turned it off at that level, when it is turned back on (with the previous setting), it doesn’t actually turn on. The user has to dim up the light (in this case by 10%) until it turns on, then dim it back down to the lower level.
This is not intuitive and frustrates my wife to no end… (which I desperately want to avoid!)
So I created a rule using Rule Machine in Hubitat that will trigger when the light is turned on, and then automatically save the level, bring the light up to the required « ignition » level and then back down to the desired last state. This works, but most of the time, it takes several seconds for the rule to trigger, so this causes a delay in the light turning on which is frustrating to the user…
Hence my request. What would be useful for those situations is that the firmware and driver could have two minimums. A minimum « ignition » level that will provide more power to the lamp once powered on and before returning to the last set level, and a minimum dimming level that would be the actual minimum at which the lamp can be dimmed.
Makes sense? Are you seeing anything that I am missing?