Is LIFX handling somehow broken?

I’ve got 6 LIFX bulbs and I’ve found that with two of the White 800 bulbs if I automate using Home Assistant they “turn on” but there is no light. Even the LIFX iOS app shows they’re on (at say 40 brightness) but no light… I can turn them on and off in any manner… No light… This ONLY happens when they are turned on using automation via Home Assistant. I have to use the iOS app to change the temperature and/or brightness a bit for the lights to come back to life.

This essentially makes Home Assistant totally useless for automatic LIFX lights… It “breaks” them somehow. Or at least puts them into some bizarre semi-zombie state.

Has anyone else encountered this? Or at least know how I might go about debugging it?

Thanks in advance for your help.