Zigbee2mqtt and HA out of sync


I am using zigbee2mqtt with HA and in general everything works smothely. The only thing that bugs me is that HA takes very long to update the state of a light when I change it outside of HA (directly via MQTT publish or via Node Red).

Anything I am missing here config wise on HA or zigbee2mqtt setting?
Is setup the devices in z2m to retain: true


See the zigbee2mqtt documentation. Set report: true.

thanks, I already set that up and it made no difference (restarted z2m and ha to be sure)
and indeed the mqtt topics of the bulbs are updated immediately.

note: I use Innr bulbs and they support report for everything, according to z2m docs