Zigbee devices you don't want on your network

Want a stable mesh network? Running ZHA or Zigbee2MQTT as part of your home automation system? Here are some devices you should avoid running on your network.

Stability and performance issues?

  • Philips Hue A19 White and Color Ambiance (LCT001), released in ~2013
  • Philips Hue Table Lamp (LLC012), released in ~2013

The devices above will stop routing traffic and responding to commands, causing issues with your mesh network.

Pairing issues?

LinkTap GW-02, a wireless timer gateway leaves itself in Permanent Join mode and will reject join requests for any Zigbee device on your network. Sometimes, devices do not implement handling of rejected joins properly and will "give up."

Devices (re)-join Zigbee networks all the time to find a better parent route, so this will cause stability issues which are hard to diagnose.