Not 100% Node-RED related, but had a lot of fun today because my node-red-contrib-google-smarthome is finally running. Even my Google Home Mini device - which is lying in my basement unused already for several years - is now finally being used .
But not sure what is the best way to call my device names, in order to be able to use powerfull sentences afterwards. For example @Paul-Reed - who helped me last day to climb out of the Google Home hellhole - advised me to use
Lights devices instead of
Switch devices, because then I can use sentences like:
switch off all of the lights in the garden
do I have any lights switched on?
If anybody has other tips, please share them here!
And I have another related question. I have two christmas trees: one in the kitchen and one in the dining room. In the afternoon I managed to switch the christmas tree in the dining room on/off, via a speach controlled Shelly Plug S. To do that I used "dining room" as a postfix in the device name:
But - based on Paul's advise - I am now wondering whether this is correct. Should I perhaps drop the "dining room" postfix in the device name, because the device already belongs to the "dining room" room (see 'room hint' field). Because I assume I am allowed to have multiple devices with the same name "christmas tree", as long as they are located in separate rooms??? And it would be nice if I could also turn on/off both christmas trees using a single sentence. Perhaps a Google Home Mini device (that is also located in the dining room) might be smart enough to figure out (when I only say "Turn on the christmas tree") to turn on the christmas in the same room, i.e. in the dining room? Not sure about that? On the other hand, when I use my Android smartphone to turn on/off my christmas tree, Google has no idea which christmas tree I am referring to...