A Smart Lighting Guide For Beginners

Nanoleaf Blog Smart Lighting & Smart Home
May 31, 2021 | 3 Min Read

Over the past decade, the rise of smart technology has taken over the smart home industry by storm. Whether you’re just starting off on your smart home journey, or you’ve been looking to update your living space for a while now, smart lighting plays a huge role in creating an intelligent, customized home. 

Smart lighting has many features that you may not know about and can do so much more than simply illuminate a space. The Nanoleaf Essentials and light panels can improve and add convenience to your daily routines. To make things easier, here’s a smart lighting guide breaking down all of the essential features you can unlock in your own home.

1. Control Your Lights: Anywhere, Any Time

2. Enliven Your Lights: Bring Your Music to Life

3. Schedule Your Lights: Wake Up Naturally And Set Daily Reminders

4. Decorate With Lights: Easy DIY Interior Design (without Renovating!)

Wirelessly Control Your Lights From Anywhere

With a smart home, you’re able to conveniently control and customize your products wirelessly. No need to use a physical light switch for your lighting anymore. This is especially great at night when you’re ready to go to sleep – all you have to do is tap the lights off from your device, or, use your voice to turn off the lights conveniently from the comfort of your bed!

Nanoleaf smart lighting helps make wireless control more convenient and easier than ever before. Simply pair your Nanoleaf smart lights to your device using the intuitive Nanoleaf App. Once paired, you can seamlessly control your lights from anywhere in your home! Turn your light on or off, adjust brightness levels, and select unique Scenes (colors and animations) all from your device. You’re also able to control your lights with 3rd party apps like the Apple Home App, Google Home App, or Alexa App.

Transform Your Favorite Songs

When creating your smart home, you want to find ways to make your space your own and add some personality. Having a safe haven where you can sit back and simply enjoy your favorite music plays a huge part in customizing your space.

Experience your favorite songs in a completely new way with the built-in Music Visualizer. Our Nanoleaf light panels include preset lighting Scenes that react to music in real-time, or you can create your own dynamic Scenes with our app. Each Rhythm Scene reacts to music in a different way to complement all genres from jazz to electronic. With hundreds of Scenes to choose from, you can unwind, entertain or even have a solo dance party!

Set Daily Routines and Reminders

Taking breaks and having a healthy routine is more important than ever, but sometimes it gets tricky sticking with a schedule and managing your time effectively.

With our Schedules feature, you can set your lights to turn on and off at specific times to fit your lifestyle. Set your lights to gradually turn on to sunrise colors so you can wake up more naturally or have your lights automatically dim down to warmer colors in the evening to help your body adjust for bedtime. You can even use your lights to schedule an alert for an important event or remind yourself to take much-needed breaks throughout the day! Scheduling for Nanoleaf light panels can be set with our Nanoleaf App while Schedules for Essentials can be set using 3rd party apps like the Apple Home App or Google Home App.

Redecorate Your Space Without Renovations

Release your inner artist and let your creativity flow. Smart lighting offers endless color options so you can transform your space without having to do any major renovations!

Nanoleaf light panels come with thousands of beautiful preset Scenes that you can find in our app’s ‘Discover’ tab. The Scenes feature will be available soon for the Essentials line as well. If you’re looking for a little more customization, one of the most unique features is the ability to create your own custom Scenes. Scenes can be Static (paints each panel a solid color) or Dynamic (allows colors to flow across your layout). The light panels are also modular, so you can create custom designs and shapes to express your own personal style.

To complete any smart home, you can’t forget about the importance of your lighting. Smart lighting is so much more than just turning on or off the lights, it can help improve your everyday life. Once you’re more comfortable with your smart home, there are many more advanced features to discover like IFTTT, Circadian Lighting, Screen Mirror, and more. With these simple, yet effective features, smart lighting can add convenience and ease to your daily routines!

What are your favorite Nanoleaf features? Share your ideas with us!
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