Three weeks ago I’ve moved all my devices from the hue and aqara hubs to ZHA and the range and reaction time of all devices have been greatly improved!
However, the behavior of Hue lights in ZHA is giving me lots of problems in daily use since then, causing me to want to go back to the old situation. I’m hoping there is a solution for the problems I’m experiencing, since these feel like basic things that should just work with any zigbee integration.
Grouped devices are not all turning on or off;
I’ve got about 12 hue lights outside, divided into two light groups. When turning on a group, a random number of lights turn on, or all of them turn on but only half of them update their status. I’ve tried creating a zigbee group for these lights, but I’m unable to add all the lights to a group. Every time a different light refuses to be added to the group, without any status message.
Status changes are way too slow. Even after the latest update which introduced the polling behavior.
I’ve got two hue lights and a motion sensor on my stairs. If I walk past the sensor, both lights are turned on. When the sensor untrips after two minutes, both lights turn off. This is working. However, home assistant sometimes thinks one of the lights is still on, causing the group to be as ‘on’ as well, so if motion is detected within the next few minutes, the light won’t turn on again. This happens with light groups and zigbee groups.