Should you use static IP addresses or static DHCP leases?

I generally recommend static DHCP leases over static IP addresses for almost any circumstance.

There are three primary reasons for that:

There are cases however, where a static IP address should be preferred:

If your device supports DHCP with fallback, I recomend that you use a static lease plus a static IP fallback with the same IP address. This approach can combine the advantages of both static leases and static IP addresses.