Nanoleaf expands its line of addressable smart lighting along with new technologies aimed at delivering a more immersive viewing experience for your TV. The Nanoleaf 4D TV Smarter Kit is a series of RGB light strips designed to reflect the colors of your TV using a small camera that stays pointed at the screen.
The TV Light Kit is just one of the new products Nanoleaf is showcasing at CES 2023, expanding its range of smart lighting and Matter-enabled products. The 4D kit will be available in two sizes, one for 55-65 inch TVs and another for 70-80 inch TVs. What separates the 4D kit from other light strips offered by Nanoleaf is the small camera included.
The 4D camera can be pointed at your TV screen or mounted above it facing down. The camera connects to a small hub that connects the light strips and has buttons to designate the lighting reference as screen or music playback (similar to the Rhythm function currently available with other Nanoleaf products), in addition to the ability to cycle through themes or turn it off altogether.
Other manufacturers like Govee already offer a similar system with a camera that can be used on your TV or computer screens. There are even some software suites like Razer Synapse that are compatible with Philips Hue and Lifx smart lighting and offer the same functionality without the need for a camera. The Hue system also offers a box that sits between your media and your lights to sync the two, but that’s an expensive fix.
Nanoleaf’s 4D Lighting Kit has additional features not offered by its competitors. In addition to being compatible with Matter, Nanoleaf lets you sync all of your existing Nanoleaf lights with what the camera sees, thanks to a new software feature called Sync Plus. While this new feature is definitely something to get excited about if you already own a bunch of other Nanoleaf lights, it will be limited to the 4D Camera Kit at launch. However, it will be available for other Nanoleaf products after a future firmware update, but you will still need the camera to use screen mirroring with Sync Plus.
The 4D TV Smarter Kit will be available from Q2 2023, with pricing starting at $99.99. The camera will be sold as a standalone product for use with your existing Nanoleaf light, but there’s currently no information on how much it will cost.