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I have switched over to the wifi outlets recently on my lights and watering systems.

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these allow me to make changes to watering schedules from my phone when im away

and also control the light schedule from my phone. My timers are located at the top rear of my tent making it difficult to reach with out removing my plants.

 

I noticed after the spring time change these also changed my light schedule by a hour, I assume they receive the time from my router.

I do not know if changing the lights on time by an hour like this is a good thing or not. so far ive not noticed any problems with my plants.

If you run this type of timer for lighting  this is something you may want to think about.

 

 


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Posted : March 27, 2022 11:46 am
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Some plug manufacturers give the option to ignore daylight savings (DLS). I use the “Eve” brand plugs, and the recent DLS changes, the app asked me if I wanted the schedules to adjust or not to DLS.

Besides @twisted1, if they pass the bill we wont have to worry about DLS much longer.

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Posted : March 27, 2022 1:40 pm
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@twisted1 oooof, good question man, I dot think it will mess anything up as its just a one off change, but a good argument for using manual ones for sure.... or getting rid of this daylight savings bull shit lol 

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Posted : March 27, 2022 2:15 pm
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@sevans1965 I dont think they will get it passed.  too many kids walking to school in the dark.

Ill have a look and see if its in the settings some where  thanks for the heads up

 


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Posted : March 27, 2022 2:26 pm
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@macky yeah just wasnt expecting it.

 


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Posted : March 27, 2022 2:29 pm
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The clock on my light plug changed to BST as expected. But it must have a bug in the timer section as the lights didn't turn off at 0200. I presume at 01.59 it went straight to 0300, so missed the off time...or something..

 
Posted : March 27, 2022 3:28 pm
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@teleman I never considered that. Was suspicious that there were some small downsides to these. All this is good to know if I climb down this rabbit hole one day.

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The wifi plugs i use are the kasa ones, they have an option to ignore daylight savings changes and keep the timer running. But i had to go for a deep dive to find the setting. 

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@bubblehok i looked but i dont see the option.  but the next ones i buy ill do a little research

 


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@twisted1 Yeah i think its probably one of those options that gets looked over when they make them, since they are more for a smart home setup than a grow tent lol. It took me ages to find the option and i had to update the bloody plugs firmware to get the option lol.  

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Posted : April 3, 2022 12:52 am
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