When establishing the machine, the app prompts you to hook up with the Thread community. That is an “Web of issues” sort of community that allows any Nanoleaf Thread-enabled machine to speak to one another with out having to run via Bluetooth or a router. This additionally permits for low energy utilization and low latency for immediate reactions to inputs. The app additionally prompts you to make use of Matter, which integrates sensible dwelling units with a suitable hub.
Nanoleaf explains that Matter is a brand new sensible dwelling commonplace that lets numerous units and networks perform with one another for seamless integration. Should you use Google Residence or Alexa to work your property’s numerous units, for instance, Nanoleaf needs to be suitable due to Matter. To anybody who does not already use many sensible dwelling units, this generally is a bit complicated and probably of little consequence anyway.
A few of the app’s features will not be probably the most intuitive however do not take too lengthy to choose up on. Rooms are grouped with no matter lights or units you assign to them, permitting you to regulate controls universally for an assigned room or to every machine individually. Any mild related to the app may be set utilizing strong colours or from a number of scenes. They’re like little packages that change coloration at various intervals, repetition, and velocity, a lot of that are pre-installed, a few of which must be downloaded.
Customized scenes can be created must you need colours to match the decor or make one thing authentic for a specific goal, resembling crimson, white, and blue for Independence Day. Apart from coloration management, brightness, and energy controls are included. In contrast to many sensible dwelling merchandise, this setup additionally has a bodily energy button, fortunately.