Presence based lights

Home Assistant has a built-in integration called device_sun_light_trigger to help you automate your lights. The integration will:

  • Fade in the lights when the sun is setting and there are people home
  • Turn on the lights when people get home after the sun has set
  • Turn off the lights when all people leave the house

This integration requires the integrations sun, device_tracker and light to be enabled.

To enable this integration, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry

Configuration Variables


(string)(Optional)Specify a specific light/group of lights that has to be turned on.


(string)(Optional)Specify which light profile to use when turning lights on.

Default value: relax


(string)(Optional)Specify which group of devices to track.


(boolean)(Optional)Disable lights being turned off when everybody leaves the house.

Default value: false

A full configuration example could look like this:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  light_group: group.living_room
  light_profile: relax
  device_group: group.my_devices
  disable_turn_off: 1