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Popular smart lighting company Nanoleaf today announced the launch of several new Matter-enabled lighting options, including its first outdoor lights. The company is also debuting a new music feature and accepting pre-orders for the Nanoleaf Skylight.

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Nanoleaf's Matter-enabled lights include the Smart Multicolor Lightstrip, the Smart Multicolor Outdoor String Lights, and the Smart Multicolor Permanent Outdoor Lights. The Outdoor String Lights feature large bulbs for decorating a front entryway, patio, or deck, while the permanent lights are designed to be installed under the eaves of a house in lieu of holiday string lights.

The Matter lights from Nanoleaf are HomeKit compatible and can be controlled using the Nanoleaf app, the Home app, or Siri voice commands. They support more than 16 million colors and several shades of white, and can be used with all of the Nanoleaf lighting scenes and app customization features.

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To go along with the lights, Nanoleaf announced new Orchestrator software for the Nanoleaf Desktop App, which will use real-time music analysis to create light shows that match with the beat. Orchestrator is able to connect directly with the sound source of a computer for a more accurate real-time audio visual experience.

Compared to the Rhythm feature that reacts to sound, Orchestrator is designed to react to music. It can separate beats, melodies, and audio spectrum, timing the light activation to the songs that are playing.

Both the new Matter-enabled lights and the Orchestrator will be available in the spring, but Nanoleaf is accepting pre-orders for the Skylight first announced at CES 2023. The Skylight is a square-shaped modular ceiling light panel setup that is hardwired and supports up to 100 squares.

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Nanoleaf's Skylight offers millions of color options like other Nanoleaf panels, and it can be controlled via the Nanoleaf app and the Home app. There are special scenes like Gentle Rain and Sun Shower, plus support for the Rhythm Music Visualizer. Each panel offers 1400 lumens of light.

The Nanoleaf Skylight can be pre-ordered from the Nanoleaf website for $250 for three panels, with an additional panel expansion pack available for $70.

Article Link: CES 2024: Nanoleaf Debuts Matter-Enabled Outdoor Lights and New Music Feature, Accepts Pre-Orders for Skylight
 
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icanhazmac

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The house shot looks cool, not my color palette choice, but it could look really cool. My issue would be Nanoleaf, amongst most other products like this, don't have the best reliability records and nothing looks worse on a lighted house than lights that are missing/broke and I have better things to do than to replace broken lights all year.
 

Adreitz

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When you run out of things to RGB in your PC case and your gaming room, you RGB your house, apparently. I wonder how many thousands of dollars it would cost to recreate that outdoor shot. Nanoleaf's products aren't cheap.

It also comes to mind that fancy outdoor lighting will scream "I have lots of disposable income and things to steal" to all the ne'er-do-wells in your area.
 

mlrproducts

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The problem with the photo is that it's photoshopped - poorly! Notice the lights all aim down towards the ground, but in actuality when installed they would aim in parallel with the roofline. Look up any photo of Govee outdoor lights (which I have and love, and presumably are much cheaper).

I also find, at least with my Govee, that I don't really need/want HomeKit integration because these aren't just 'on/off' lights, they have difference scenes and colors that kind of necessitate a separate app.
 

Alan Wynn

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I have 25 of their Essentials HomeKit bulbs, and love them. I would not buy any of their new ones as they do not support Apple’s Adaptive lighting (automatic color temperature adjusting). Matter is only interesting if it adds functionality, not takes it away.
 

BrianM_CAN

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They need some fixes and to offer an ethernet control unit. (it could have a cable like the iMac, that puts the ethernet jack down by the power brick)
As they are, I'd never purchase their products for myself having worked with them twice now.

The most recent time, had to use an Android phone to get the control unit to join WiFi, the desktop app just kept giving password errors (with the same password used on the android phone shortly after), and the iOS app required it to be joined to HomeKit with no way to skip. The specifications for WiFi support are less than ideal (no WPA3, 2.4 GHz only - has issues if a mixed 2.4/5 GHz is setup, and more)
Their forums are full of posts about wifi issues.
 

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To go along with the lights, Nanoleaf announced new Orchestrator software for the Nanoleaf Desktop App, which will use real-time music analysis to create light shows that match with the beat.
Who wouldn't want the outside of their house to have rhythmic blinking lights like a casino? :p
 

VulchR

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What's that sound? It's the sound of every boomer on MR clomping on their keyboards to declare to the world that "I DON'T LIKE THIS!"
Well, some of us don't like light pollution and profligate waste of energy when the whole world is trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Indoor lights are fine, but outdoor lights should be used sparingly.
 

jbpiv3

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And they probably won’t work… I have 4 matter a19 bulbs that I could never get paired to HomeKit… I ended up making the leap to Hue and haven’t had any of the annoying issues I had with Nanoleaf…
 

AgeOfSpiracles

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Well, some of us don't like light pollution and profligate waste of energy when the whole world is trying to reduce their carbon footprint. Indoor lights are fine, but outdoor lights should be used sparingly.
Mmmhmmm, yes ok. But do you have any thoughts on Olivia Rodrigo?
 

macduke

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I know a lot of HOAs suck, but sometimes they are useful.

Take this, for instance.
 
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jclo

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I love my jellyfish permanent outdoor lights.

Who’s installing nano leaf ones? The user?

How much did this cost to have done? Been thinking about getting permanent lights, but not sure if I should do a professional install or something like Nanoleaf that can be self-installed. These seem to be like the Govee ones, which means you can probably do them yourself.
 

jclo

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Are these thread or WiFi? Completely missing from the article for some reason

Sorry for leaving that out, Nanoleaf's information says Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. "The Nanoleaf Essentials Matter line allows for simple control via Matter, or directly with the Nanoleaf App through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth."
 
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