Ahead of next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Nanoleaf has announced the addition of several new products to its HomeKit-enabled lighting ecosystem, including the Nanoleaf Learning Series and new hexagon light panels.
The Nanoleaf Learning Series is described as an “all-in-one, interactive, intelligent lighting system for the home,” designed to learn, sense and react to a user’s needs to make it easier for customers to use smart home products.
Nanoleaf says that the Learning Series offers a “system of products” designed to “know when and where you need a light” and “how you need it” with minimal need for manual controls. The Learning Series will include the Learning Switch, Learning Button, Learning Bulb, and Learning Gateway.
The Learning Series uses U-IQ technology, which combines a network of sensors (the Learning Series products) and an intelligent learning algorithm. With U-IQ, a room knows when you’re approaching and the lights will gradually turn on before you enter. The lights will also change based on the existing light within the space, working in harmony with the sun.
Nanoleaf is aiming to eliminate reliance on apps, voice assistants, and physical switches for controlling smart lights, and the system will become more accurate with more Learning Series sensors installed.
“‘Connected’ is not enough to make something ‘smart.’ At Nanoleaf, we don’t believe people want to spend time configuring schedules, opening an app or even use voice commands. So we asked ourselves, ‘what should smart lighting actually feel like?’” said Gimmy Chu, CEO, and co-founder of Nanoleaf. “With the Learning Series, we’re creating a truly intelligent lighting system that learns, senses and reacts, so that your lighting simply works as you need it to, and rarely require any adjustments. We believe this is what will define smart lighting of the future.”
Along with the Learning Series, Nanoleaf is also announcing a new line of interoperable Unified Light Panels, which will have shape interconnectivity.
The first lights in the Unified Light Panel line will include touch-reactive Unified Hexagons that will allow users to create all-new configurations ranging from geometric layouts to replicas of characters and shapes. The Hexagons will be shown off at the Nanoleaf booth and customers can sign up to be notified when pre-orders become available ahead of a spring 2020 launch.