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Bulb tips for simple HomeKit setup – to tab or not to tab

Bulb tips for simple HomeKit setup – to tab or not to tab

I pass a house that was a combination of SmartThings and Wyze, for all at home. I finished everything except the light bulbs. It is a VERY simple configuration: 2 cameras (Eufy), 3 door sensors and 1 temperature sensor (Aqara), 1 socket and 1 light switch (Meross) and currently 4 bulbs (Wyze). As I see it, my options are: * Wifi bulbs (probably Meross) – around $ 60 for 4 bulbs * Shade bulbs (ask me to buy a shade button) – $ 70 for hub + 4 bulbs * Bulbs nanoleaf on the wire (asks me to buy a new Apple TV) – 250 USD for ATV + 4 bulbs. Too bad I can’t just buy some Aqara bulbs to use with the Aqara Zigbee hub I already have, but from what I can tell, they are not available. I’d rather not add a second zigbee hub to my house, because that sounds … kind of stupid (but I’ll say I have a shade at another house and it was reliable). I would rather not go on the road of having tons of wifi devices, because at some point this will put pressure on my network. Nanoleaf was really tempting – that is, until I read so many people here saying that the thread didn’t turn out to be as reliable as promised. I don’t want to spend all this money just to deal with the problems. So it seems to me that I don’t have obviously good options. Any ** advice or suggestion would be greatly appreciated, ** and I also have these specific questions: 1. Do thread issues only affect people who have more than one thread hub device? (I would only have one.) 2. Is there any reason to worry about the interference between two zigbee hubs (aqara and hue)? 3. Does anyone guarantee the reliability of a particular wifi light bulb? Right now, I’m thinking of clinging to Wyze bulbs for a longer period of time. They are all colored and have worked great so far.