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Matter-enabled smart lighting debuts at CES 2023 from Nanoleaf

03 January 2023
Nanoleaf’s TV screen mirror camera and lightstrips kit allows homeowners to create scenes for movies and games and is Matter-compatible allowing it to work with other devices not owned by Nanoleaf. Source: Nanoleaf

Nanoleaf has introduced a new line of Matter-compatible smart lighting devices including learning smart light switches, modular ceiling lighting and 4D TV screen mirror cameras.

The company’s Sense+ smart lighting switches has built-in motion and ambient lighting sensors that personalize a home’s lighting and can automate daily routines and schedules. The Nala Learning Bridge serves as a Thread border router and works as a color-changing night light with soft glow.

The Sense+ products work together to learn a homeowner’s preferences from everyday use and routines. Nala is a learning assistant creating personalized automation for lighting. The assistant can take predictive actions as well such as:

  • Turning lights on or off
  • Adjusting brightness or color automatically
  • Selecting scenes based on previous selections

Nanoleaf calls this the first hands-free smart lighting experience.

Matter standard

Matter, created by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), aims to simplify smart home and internet of things devices by unifying internet protocol-based connectivity as a universal protocol for developers. Thread provides a mesh network inside the home that is energy efficient and reliable and is a partner with the CSA.

For homeowners, it means having one central app or ecosystem to control all smart home devices regardless of manufacturer. That means devices from Google, Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Comcast or any other company will work together for the first time.

Movie and gaming lighting

Another smart lighting device is Nanoleaf’s 4D Screen Mirror Camera and Matter-compatible lightstrips. This allows users to customize lighting while watching movies or playing games.

The device allows homeowners to choose from 50 light zones and a camera can be set up on top or at the bottom of a TV that synchronizes with the light strips to mirror a selected scene. The scenes can form anything from rich colors and animations to a single scene that plays throughout the room.

Additionally, Nanoleaf is introducing new smart modular ceiling lighting called Skylight that offers complete control to design arrangement and area of coverage. The light panels use square modular RGBW LED panels that can be arranged to create a variety of designs on the ceiling.

Most of these devices are due to be available in the third quarter of this year.

CES 2023 takes place this week in Las Vegas.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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