The Popular Nanoleaf LED Panels Add Touch Functions Via HomeKit

The Popular Nanoleaf LED Panels Add Touch Functions Via HomeKit

Apple HomeKit home automation platform houses all kinds of LED lamps, bulbs, and panels whose lighting can be activated (and deactivated) through the screen of the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch; and even through voice commands with Siri on HomePod, Apple TV and other devices.

And one of the most popular products in this category are Nanoleaf Canvas panels. This product consists of a series of LED panels whose lighting provides a very elegant atmosphere to the walls of the home and also has a mode with scenes that are a real light show.

Well, from now on Nanoleaf Canvas panels have been updated through the HomeKit platform offering new touch functions through which users can control scenes of their LED panels.

The new Touch Action of Nanoleaf LED panels

For anyone who is not familiar with the subject, Nanoleaf LED panels can be attached to the wall or any surface of your home to offer a personalized lighting atmosphere. That is, users can change the color of the light at any time, and even enjoy automatic light changes to the rhythm of the music in real-time.

Nanoleaf has incorporated touch functions known as Touch Actions. These functions allow users to assign specific HomeKit scenes through buttons. So it will no longer be expressly necessary to control them from an app or with Siri voice commands.

“NANO LEAF LAUNCHES THE TOUCH ACTIONS, AN UPDATE TO ITS CANVAS STARTER KIT THAT ALLOWS CONTROL OF ALL HOMEKIT DEVICES SIMPLY BY TOUCHING ONE OF THE LIGHT SQUARES.”

This is a novelty more interesting for users of Nanoleaf Canvas panels, and there are some situations in which it is not appropriate to use the voice (meetings, nap time, late morning hours, etc) or you just don’t feel like doing it. And sometimes, having to open an application to control the lights in your home is also not the most suitable.

Now, with the Touch Actions, Nanoleaf makes available to its users a HomeKit button to assign up to three different scenes for each of the LED panels placed on the wall.

These new touch functions will require the configuration of a HomeKit hub on the network, such as an iPad, an Apple TV or a HomePod to run the scenes. With the update of the Nanoleaf LED panels, the Canvas product will appear as a new HomeKit button in the iOS Home application that you can configure to your liking.

Jimmy Chu, CEO of Nanoleaf, talked like this about the new function of his Canvas panels:

“TECHNOLOGY WORKS BEST WHEN IT FITS PERFECTLY INTO THE ROUTINES OF OUR DAILY LIVES. TOUCH ACTIONS ELIMINATE THE ADDITIONAL STEPS OF TAKING YOUR PHONE, UNLOCKING, SWIPING AND PRESSING ON THE SCREEN IN THE APPLICATION. ”

So from now on Nanoleaf users will have the wonderful possibility of creating magical experiences of light through all their HomeKit compatible devices whether they are entertaining guests, relaxing at home watching TV or just hanging out with the friends. Simply by pressing one of the squares of the LED panels.

Where to get Nanoleaf LED panels?

Nanoleaf has two types of LED panels available. Both are available on Amazon. Its Canvas panels have a square shape and cost 199.99 euros while the Aurora panels have a triangular shape and cost 173.37 euros. Both connect to the Wi-Fi connection to be controlled from Apple devices and are compatible with Amazon Alexa, HomeKit and Google Assistant. But the best thing about these panels is that you decide what their configuration will be since you can customize its shape by connecting a panel with the others by creating your own light setting.

On the other hand, it is also interesting to note that Nanoleaf has a remote control with which you can control the lighting of your products as comfortably as if you were simply changing the channel of your TV.

Posted by Susan Daigle

Susan Daigle is a passionate writer and she usually writes the technology content in a pattern ways through which users can easily be attracted and she has written many technological reviews of the products. Twitter @susandaigle23

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