Feature request - Fan Control tiles - add glow effect option

Minor cosmetic feature request:

In addition to the existing option for spin animation, also include to option to enable the glow effect same as is available for the regular switch/light tiles… :smile:

Thanks for the feedback. The glow was originally intended to mimic the glow of a light bulb turning on.

What type of device is this for and on what platform? I’m trying to better understand the use case for having a spinning glowing fan. :smiley:

Hubitat platform, just inquiring about it for ceiling fans. I dunno, maybe overkill. I just like the glow effect aesthetic in general. Yes, I can understand why it’s implemented for lights but I also have some smart plugs controlling floor fans and other devices that aren’t lights/bulbs and I have the glow effect enabled for them as well. Visually it’s easier to see the glow effect and immediately know something is turned on, noticing it more easily than the corner of the tile where it says “On”…

Clarification: I use the glow effect on some tiles where I don’t particularly want an active color to be different than the default color. Instead I use the glow effect as the visual indicator of something being turned on. For example:

I suppose a glowing + spinning/animated ceiling fan icon would be a little over the top but I thought I’d inquire. So if no one else asks for it I wouldn’t put it into the queue for implementing. Twas just an idea! :grinning:


Thanks for the clarification! We love hearing feedback, so I appreciate you posting it here!

As you noted, we tend to prioritize based on community interest, so the things that get more response from the community get moved up the list!

I mocked up a version of it and the glowing and spinning didn’t seem too overwhelming (though it is one more option to have to think about when configuring the tile). Anyway, let’s see what the community thinks - if there’s enough interest, I’m always open to considering it! :smiley:


speaking of fans, SmartThings now has capability "Fan Speed" that would be good to get integrated into SharpTools so that there is more realistic speed control than the current dimmer model.

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It’s already integrated as part of the Fan Tiles, Battery Tiles, Label Tiles, and More! release! :smiley:

SmartThings has an official Z-wave Fan device handler which should be the new default for the GE Z-wave fans, Leviton 3-speed fans, and Honeywell Z-wave plus fan devices.

If you paired your fans before SmartThings released the new device handler, your devices may still be using the old dimmer style device handler. You can change the device handler in the IDE though.

What kind of fans do you have connected in SmartThings (and what device handler are they using)?

Edit: Note that a lot of community device handlers are still using the old Switch + Switch Level approach and haven’t updated to match the new Fan Speed capability.

ah, it defaults to switch level layout. perhaps default to fan speed tile? :slight_smile:

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