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Make a smart dimmer act like a timer

bhainke
Community Member

I have a closet light I always forget to turn off after use. I would like to use Home to turn it off after 5 minutes of use. How do I make turning the light on the starter action. There are only four options; a speech command, at a specific time, at sun rise or set, and when an alarm is dismissed. I want google home to just turn the closet light off 5 minutes after I turn it on. My only other option is to install one of those older light switches with a dial on it that tickets down like a cooking timer. Am I asking for a feature that is not available?

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bhainke
Community Member

Thank you for the reply. Setting an off timer to a wifi switch is definitely something I would like to added to Google home. Maybe in the future.

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Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi bhainke,

 

That's certainly a very helpful feature. 

 

While automatically turning off lights after minutes of use isn't supported, you can schedule a Routine for when you need it. Check this article for more information.

 

Best,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

Bumping in if you still need my help — let me know.

 

Thanks,

Alex

bhainke
Community Member

Thank you for the reply. Setting an off timer to a wifi switch is definitely something I would like to added to Google home. Maybe in the future.

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey bhainke,

 

We hear you — we appreciate users who are keen on sharing with us their thoughts/experience. We'll take this as feedback and make sure to pass it along to the right team. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

 

Kind regards,

Alex