I am wondering if arduino could power my idea. I have no hw or code yet. I don't truly know where to start, just looking at feasibility and if I can be pointed in general areas.
What I want to build:
I want my shed's outdoor lights to be on at night in a dimmed manner, with a "dusk till dawn" sensor. The lights would be LED, not incandescent.
I want to add in a motion sensor, where the lights would change to full brightness if motion is detected, and then after x time of no further motion, go back to the dimmed setting.
I want to have a manual override, where the lights just stay on at full brightness, but it would be great if this wasn't solely a hard switch, so I could use an app to switch from full on, full off, or "dusk to dawn/motion".
I feel like a momentary low voltage switch could be used to trigger the same code an app could trigger, for my on/off. Something like first press on, second press dusk to dawn, third press off. I don't mind if I have to cycle through manually. I want the option to flip out my phone and choose one of the 3 settings as well.
I've seen motion and dusk to dawn sensors which could likely trigger the code as well. So what I'm unsure of, is how to make my led's dimmable with arduino, as I doubt any of the hardware store stuff will be usable in this automation setup.
Thanks in advance,