Just after noon yesterday, Home Assistant appears to have lost track of, disabled, forgotten, etc., all of my Hue bulbs, as all at once they were changed to “Unavailable.” I know that a lot of people have had issues with bulbs becoming unavailable for a few seconds throughout the day and coming back, as have I. But for some reason these have stayed unavailable.
They appear in the Dashboard, but the toggles to turn them on or off are disabled/greyed out, and they definitely do not respond to running the automations, automatically or manually.
When I look at the bulbs under “Devices,” under “Device info” there’s a note saying “(device unavailable)”. When I bring up the entity itself, I get this message:
This entity is currently unavailable and is an orphan to a removed, changed or dysfunctional integration or device.
If the entity is no longer in use, you can clean it up by removing it.
I have tried searching for answers in the Forum using all kinds of key words and have come up empty; I tried removing one of the bulbs to see if HA would recognize it fresh after hitting the button on the Hue Hub, but nothing.
I had been on HA v0.110.1 and HassOS 3.13 (I think …); the first thing I did was upgrade HA to 0.113.3, nothing, same with updating HassOS to 4.12.
Is there a known way to get HA to fully recognize these entities again, either by adding anything to the config file, or a different way to (hopefully) clear out the cobwebs so that the bulbs can be controlled again?
Thanks in advance for your help.