Nanoleaf Debuts Matter-Enabled Smart Holiday String Lights

Nanoleaf today announced the upcoming launch of the Nanoleaf Smart Holiday String Lights, which are able to integrate with Matter-compatible smart home platforms like HomeKit.

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The two 10-meter light strands include 250 addressable LEDs that can be set to 16 million colors and multiple shades of white that range from 2700 to 6500K. With IP44 water resistance, the 250 lumen lights are able to be used indoors or outdoors.

Lights can be controlled with the Nanoleaf app, with the Home app, or with Siri voice commands. With the Nanoleaf app, there are customizable color palettes and light animations, plus an option to sync with music that's playing. There are nine preset scenes such as Holiday Magic and Crackling Fireplace.

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Because Nanoleaf's lights are Matter-enabled, a Matter-compatible smart home hub like the HomePod mini or recent Apple TV 4K is required to use them with ‌HomeKit‌. The lights can be controlled via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Matter over Wi-Fi, plus there are physical controls available in case a smart device is not around when you want to change the color or turn the lights off.

The Nanoleaf Smart Holiday String Lights can be pre-ordered from the Nanoleaf website for $120. Orders will begin shipping in mid-October.

Top Rated Comments

Pakaku Avatar
8 months ago
I don't suppose they're smart enough to untangle themselves, too?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigboy29 Avatar
8 months ago
Isn't that price a bit... excessive?

Asking for a friend.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
indychris Avatar
8 months ago
I'm pretty sure that my wife would skin me alive if I bought 3-4 of these to replace our $1 incandescent bulbs that we bought on sale after Christmas! I mean, I'm an Apple fan, so I'm no stranger to paying a premium, but this is a bit beyond the pale for me. And I get that the cost of development, production and promotion has to be covered with a profit, so I'm not dissing on Nanoleaf at all. Just beyond what I can personally justify. I hope they do well as they look great, though I do have to wonder about the look of the black strings on a green tree. For Christmas tree light I would definitely prefer green, though maybe they are trying to make these stand out against all the cheap string lights on the market.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
8 months ago
* Real Christmas Tree Ligts on Amazon: $11.99
* Nanoleaf Christmas Tree Lights: $120
* Christmas Tree and lights wallpaper on AppleTV: Priceless
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tranceme Avatar
8 months ago
$120. What a deal? You'd need at least 2 sets to cover a tree nicely. Or 3, if you really want to shine.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bcollett Avatar
8 months ago

Isn't that price a bit... excessive?

Asking for a friend.
Unfortunately normal for Nanoleaf. And comparable to Twinkly smart holiday lights price. They both “enhanced” the Philips Hue pricing model.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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