Nanoleaf has unveiled its new range of smart lights under its essential sub-brand. It consists of A19, GU10 and B30 smart bulbs and a lighting strip—all of which support the newly launched Matter standard. With Matter, these smart lights can operate without a center and support multi-manager functionality in the interaction between different providers and applications.
- Nanoleaf has announced the first modern essential lights compatible with Matter.
- Smart bulbs and light strips can be set up without a center.
- Nanoleaf’s Essentials-ready smart bulbs start at $20 and launch in February 2023.
Starting with the essential RGBW bulbs, these come with Thread mesh technology, all three of which can program 16 million color choices. Regardless of the smart home platform they’re using, users can customize the bulbs. For example, any bulbs can be added to an iPhone running iOS 16.1 without any necessary hubs or HomePod speakers.
Additional material aspects
Alternatively, Matt is using multi-admin support. Google and Samsung have announced a partnership where smart devices like the NanoLeaf A19 can easily sync with the Smart Things app on Google Home. However, there are different providers to implement such a feature.
At the same time, the Essential Lightstrip gets the same benefits from adjustable white color temperature and filament. There’s also a connected wired remote for quick adjustments and mode options.
Nanoleaf recommends having the Nanoleaf app for deep customization of these smart lights. Likewise, apps from other vendors offer only basic functions such as scheduling.
Availability and price of Nanoleaf essential bulbs and light strips
Nanoleaf’s Matter Activated Light starts at $20 and goes up to $100. You’ll have to wait a little longer, as the company says they’ll be available in February 2023. Finally, it plans to highlight these meter products at CES in 2023.