I’m running HA on a Pi 4, trying to keep my system lean and simple. I’ve only been at this for a couple of months so I’m still in the “oo, shiny new connectable thing, let’s try it out” phase. I have Hue lights, a Hue bridge, some Shellys, and some cool new Athom ESPHome smart plugs as well as the usual assortment of existing house stuff (Sonos, NAS, mobile phones, Bosch appliances on Home Connect) and two Tuya devices which are using Tuya Cloud (unfortunately I upgraded their firmware before realising that I should flash with Tasmota).
I got a Conbee II and used it to set up a few Zigbee devices, starting with some Aqara temperature sensors; this seemed to work well and be easy. I then disconnected my Hue lights from their bridge and added them as Zigbee devices to try to get everything on the same network and help meshing for the sensor devices. Everything worked well for the first day. It’s been a couple of days, and I now see several of the Hue lights being unable to be switched on/off even though they are still shown in the ZHA topology map. The Pi is no farther than 5 meters away from the farthest Hue light.
I am wondering if ZHA is flaky and I should try deConz instead, or (gulp) move to MQTT? Any thoughts on pluses/minuses here, please?