Nanoleaf Debuts 4D Lightstrip Kit and Ultra Black Hexagons

Nanoleaf today announced the launch of preorders for several new products, including new light panels and the 4D Screen Mirroring and Lightstrip Kit that it announced at CES.

nanoleaf 4d kit
The Nanoleaf 4D is a lightstrip and camera setup that is designed to provide backlighting for your TV or display that matches the content on the screen. There is a Nanoleaf Lightstrip that attaches to the back of a TV set, paired with a camera that is pointed at the screen to detect the colors.

The camera is able to capture the different shades on the display, syncing them in real-time to the gradient lightstrip behind it. Nanoleaf says that this setup is meant to provide a "true 4D effect" that extends content beyond the TV. The camera does not record footage and is used solely for color syncing, plus there is a privacy cover for those who are concerned.

nanoleaf camera 4d
There are four mirror modes from a subtle ambient glow to a direct match to the TV screen, and the Screen Mirror Modes can be combined with Rhythm Music Sync to mirror the colors on the screen while also reacting to soundtracks or in-game effects.

Nanoleaf's Sync+ feature allows the screen mirroring to work with the included lightstrip as well as other Nanoleaf lighting products for an "all-encompassing visual experience." Up to 50 Nanoleaf RGB devices can be connected, including Nanoleaf's light panels.

There's a Nanoleaf x Overwolf partnership for gamers that allows real-time lighting reactions synced to in-game events, with a customizable color palette available. The Overwolf functionality is available for titles that include Apex Legends, Call of Duty, and Dota, and it works across any Nanoleaf RGB setup. Overwolf can be set up with the Nanoleaf Desktop app starting today.

Nanoleaf today also announced the upcoming launch of the Ultra Black Shapes Hexagons, which are light panels that feature a 360-degree black finish to match darker decor. The Ultra Black Hexagons are identical to the standard Hexagons, but are black when powered off rather than white.

nanoleaf black hexagons
Both the Nanoleaf 4D and the Ultra Black Hexagons work with the Nanoleaf app or with HomeKit. Later this year, an over-the-air Matter update will launch to improve compatibility across smart home platforms.

The Nanoleaf 4D Screen Mirror and Lightstrip Kit can be preordered today from Nanoleaf. Two lengths are available, with the 65-inch lightstrip priced at $100, and the 85-inch lightstrip priced at $120. The camera is also available on a standalone basis for $80. The kits are expected to ship in mid-July, and customers who preorder by June 28 will receive a bonus $20 Nanoleaf gift card.

The Nanoleaf Ultra Black Hexagons are also available for preorder from Nanoleaf today, with a nine-piece kit priced at $220. Orders will ship out in late July.

Top Rated Comments

Rychiar Avatar
13 weeks ago

Having an external camera pointing at the screen is ridiculous. The modern smart TV surely knows what colors it’s displaying. Could it not make that information available via an API to the lights manufacturers?
I believe the security on hdmi is what makes this an issue
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
13 weeks ago
I swear Philips TVs used to do this in 2005
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Graham Caracas Avatar
13 weeks ago
Yes, you need more pointless distractions while watching tv.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
clayj Avatar
13 weeks ago
Not a fan of these TV color-syncing solutions that require cameras. Hue's approach -- either a dedicated sync box or an app -- is much more elegant.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleFan735 Avatar
13 weeks ago
Having an external camera pointing at the screen is ridiculous. The modern smart TV surely knows what colors it’s displaying. Could it not make that information available via an API to the lights manufacturers?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Verified Whiskey Avatar
13 weeks ago
I actually prefer the camera setup. That way I know what it’s doing, and not secretly siphoning my data through HDMI and sending it somewhere. Plus it doesn’t limit the resolution or framerate of the TV.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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