Nanoleaf already offers some unique smart lights on the market, and they’re just expanding that catalog at CES 2023 this week.
These days, smart lights seem to be a dime-a-dozen. But Nanoleaf has always stood out for its unique approach to the type and style of lighting fixtures it offers. If you’ve seen wall panel lights with vibrant colors and smooth transitions between colors in your favorite YouTube videos or gamer videos, there’s a good chance Nanoleaf works. With CES 2023 kicking off this week, it only makes sense that the company would have something new to show off — and it absolutely does. Nanoleaf unveils new products and updates to some existing products to give smart lighting fans even more excitement in 2023.
Nanoleaf 4 Dr
The new Nanoleaf 4D is a lighting system that consists of a camera mirror screen that is mounted above or below the TV screen. Then it watches what happens on the screen to extend the colors and brightness changes beyond the boundaries of the TV and onto the wall behind it. This is done by pairing the camera, new Sync+ technology, and a Matter-compatible LED light strip with 50 controllable lighting zones. By combining these smart devices, anything you watch on your TV is instantly an immersive experience.
Your experience is further enhanced if you have other Nanoleaf products in your entertainment area. This is because you can bring all your lights together and have them sync up with what’s happening on your TV. The new Sync+ technology also provides dynamic lighting scenes to work via bundled Nanoleaf lights so things like “Aurora Borealis” or “Vibrant Sunrise” scenes are projected across the entire room.
Nanoleaf 4D TV Smarter Kit has a launch time frame of Q2 2023 and will be available in two TV set options 55″-65″ and 70″-80″. Pricing has not yet been announced.
Sense + Controls and “Nala” Automation Learning Assistant
Physical switches to control their lighting fixtures were lacking in the Nanoleaf suite of products. Well, not anymore. New Sense + Controls provide both wired and wireless controls for your lights. In addition to turning the lights off and on, you can also change the brightness level and change preset scenes. Since this is a Nanoleaf, the lights also function as motion and ambient lighting, so you’ll be able to find your light switch in the dark. In the spirit of seeing in the dark, Nanoleaf also launches an Essentials Sense night light to plug into an outlet in dark places so you can be sure you never stub your toe on your way to the kitchen for a midnight snack again.
The new Nala Learning Bridge helps connect these lights and other Nanoleaf products. In addition to being a string boundary guide, it can also be a night light by offering a soft colored glow. But the magic happens thanks to “Nala,” the machine learning assistant. Nala is designed to “learn” your lighting preferences and routines to better understand how and when you prefer to light your home. The goal of Nala is to understand these things over time so your Nanoleaf lights will always stay the way you want them to be without you having to do anything. Nanoleaf plans to upgrade existing Thread Border routers to act as a Nala bridge in the future. These devices include shapes, objects, and lines.
These Sense+ devices have a Q3 2023 launch window, and pricing is still unannounced.
Adding a skylight to your home can be daunting for many people. But Nanoleaf is using its expertise in lighting panels to offer a new way to experience the feeling of natural light and more coming from above – it’s called Nanoleaf Skylight. These large square light panels can produce a range of natural lighting as well as over 16 million colors for the perfect lighting ambiance. Like other Nanoleaf panels, they can be arranged in different ways to best suit your home’s aesthetic. These can, of course, be used with preset scenes and custom scenes you create yourself, sync to music, and even come with Sense+ sensors to enable motion detection and ambient light changes.
Look for pricing near the Q3 2023 launch window.
Basic lamps and light strips
To complete its lighting catalog, Nanoleaf has the Essential collection which contains the most “traditional” hardware, such as light bulbs in various styles, light bar, and flush mount lighting. While Nanoleaf has already offered most of these products for a few years, these updated models provide some improvements over previous generations. Most importantly, the new core devices will receive Matter certification for better compatibility and connectivity with many of the best side-by-side smart lights, including other Nanoleaf products.
These new bulbs are scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2023, with pricing due shortly before launch.