Nanoleaf has announced the release of a new firmware update for the Essentials A19 and Light Strip bulb, which adds support for Apple’s HomeKit adaptive lighting feature. HomeKit Adaptive Lighting, which was introduced with iOS 14 last fall, automatically adjusts the color temperature of compatible lighting throughout the day with warmer tones in the morning and bright white in the afternoon.
- 1.4.29 (2021-02-08)
- Added support for color scenes
- Added support for Apple Adaptive Lighting
- Minor fixes and bug fixes
Firmware version 1.4.29, which is now available through the Nanoleaf application, also adds the ability to use Essentials products with Color Scene. Scenes can include slow transitions, fading, pops and more, and can also be synchronized with Nanoleaf’s light panel systems. The new Color Scenes feature requires version 5.2.0 of the Nanoleaf application, which was released today.
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The Nanoleaf Essentials bulb and light strip are currently available for purchase directly from the Nanoleaf website or through Apple.com. A single Essentials A19 bulb sells for $ 19.95, and the Essentials Light Strip is available in an 80-inch starter kit for $ 49.95.