tod platform supports binary sensors which get their values by checking if the current time is within defined time ranges.
The time ranges can be provided as absolute local time or using the
sunset keyword calculated based on the sun position for location. The location must be provided in the configuration.
In addition for sun position based ranges, the negative or positive offset can be configured.
Here is an example of adding a sensor to the
# Example configuration.yaml entry binary_sensor: - platform: tod name: Early Morning after: sunrise after_offset: '-02:00' before: '07:00' - platform: tod name: Late Morning after: '10:00' before: '12:00'
The absolute local time value or sun event for beginning of the time range.
The primary purpose of this sensor is to use a simple time range definition instead of creating a complex template with references to
sun.sun integration attributes.
The sensor state is ON when this condition
current time <
after time is later than
before then the next day is considered, i.e.:
binary_sensor: - platform: tod name: Night after: sunset before: sunrise
In the above example, the next day
sunrise is calculated as a time range end.