Nanoleaf unveils Matter lighting range at CES

  • January 10, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Canadian smart lighting firm Nanoleaf revealed Matter-compatible smart home products at last week’s CES in Las Vegas, including the company’s first ever learning smart light switches.

Revealed for the first time were the company’s Sense+ Controls line, 4D TV screen mirror camera Lightstrips Kit, and Skylight modular ceiling fixture. The Sense+ Controls line comprises Sense+ smart light switch, Sense+ wireless smart light switch and Nala learning bridge.

These offer smart home automations with rich, dynamic and functional lighting to create more ease, convenience and intelligence in living spaces.

Nanoleaf 4D brings the entertainment experience beyond the screen. The 4D TV smarter kit comes with a screen mirror camera and Matter-compatible smart addressable lightstrip using Sync+ technology to transform movies and games into an immersive journey of the senses.

With four screen mirror modes from which to choose and up to 50 addressable zones on the Lightstrip (ten zones per metre, Lightstrip length up to 5m), users have freedom of customisation for their entertainment area.

The camera can be set up on top or bottom of the TV, while the Lightstrip features easy install with snap-on brackets and included adhesives.

Sync+ technology not only enables screen mirror with the TV, but synchronises an entire suite of Nanoleaf lighting products together, screen mirroring favourite entertainment across the entire room so users feel they have stepped right into the scene.

Sync+ also enables dynamic lighting scenes to play across a Nanoleaf lighting setup, synchronising rich colours and animations so a single scene such as Aurora Borealis and Vibrant Sunrise plays continuously across the room.

The Sense+ Controls line offers a hands-free smart lighting experience within the home. Matter-enabled and running on Thread, the Sense+ Controls line includes the hardwired smart light switch, wireless smart light switch and Nala learning bridge.

All three have built-in motion and ambient lighting sensors to personalise the home’s lighting, automated to daily routines and personal schedules. The Nala learning bridge also acts as a Thread border router and works as a colour-changing night light with a soft glow.

The Sense+ products work with Nanoleaf’s Nala intelligent automation learning assistant to learn preferences from the user’s everyday usage and routines. Nala produces predictive actions such as turning lights on and off, seamless brightness and colour adjustments, and scene selection based on preferences. The automated learning technology is enabled via the Nala learning bridge; existing Nanoleaf Thread border routers will also be upgradeable to work as a Nala bridge.

The Skylight is a modular ceiling fixture that works with Matter, offering users control over their ceiling light’s design arrangement and area of coverage. As with Nanoleaf’s modular wall light panels products, the company designed Skylight with square modular RGBW LED panels that can be arranged to create various designs.

Working via wifi, Skylight provides crisp functional white light for everyday use and more than 16 million colours for ambient lighting, with smart features to adjust brightness, colours and colour temperatures, and set schedules. Smart features include rhythm music visualiser, screen mirror, dynamic lighting scenes and group scenes.

The modular ceiling fixture also acts as a Thread border router and comes with built-in Sense+ sensors to enable motion and ambient light sensing for more lighting automation capabilities in the home.

Illuminating an entire home with crisp functional white light and rich dynamic colours and scenes, the Matter-certified Essentials Bulbs (A19, BR30, GU10 and a recessed downlight) and lightstrip are made for everyday lighting while offering animations to set the ambience for different activities, moods and special occasions.

Nanoleaf’s full line of modular light panels and light bars will also be Matter compatible later this year through a software update.