Zigbee and Home Assistant are driving me crazy. I am deeply frustrated and must share my pain - please do not take it personally. In fact, the current situation is due to lack of planning and therefore self-inflicted.
The project was to light a larger property outside. Due to the circumstances, lamps, outdoor sockets and actuators have to be used. And due to the size of the property, a lot of them.
So now I have
- the Dresden Elektronik Raspbee II card for the Raspberry,
- Light bulbs from OSRAM/Ledvance (“Smart + Classic”),
- light bulbs from Innr (RB 265),
- Outdoor sockets from OSRAM (“Smart+ Plug01”),
- indoor sockets from OSRAM/Ledvance (“Smart+ Plug Z3”)
- a Ubisys S1-R actuator for the DIN-rail
The OSRAM bulbs and the outdoor socket worked with the native ZHA integration. The Innr bulbs did not. OSRAM bulbs, Innr bulbs as well as the outdoor socket worked with deCONZ, but deCONZ “crashed” in the middle of the night (no device available anymore). With Zigbee2MQTT, the Innr bulbs, 3 of the 4 OSRAM indoor outlets, and the OSRAM bulbs are working. But not the outdoor socket from OSRAM.
And while the “Long Range Repeater” from cod.m at ZHA and deCONZ were recognized as one entity each, Zigbee2MQTT made about 14 entities out of it, various switches etc.
The actuator from Ubisys I could not try yet, the distance to the nearest router is too large. I had to place the other devices much closer to each other than planned. The range outdoors has not exceeded 12-15m.
This is such a bummer, standards my ass. Do I really need to buy hardware that matches my combination of coordinator hardware and middleware?