Nanoleaf is a green technology company founded to make products that make a difference to the planet. We are very proud to say that their latest introduction, the Smarter Kit, includes our ZigBee SoCs and communications stack. They selected our ZigBee hardware, stack and tools because we have a very low power implementation that is very mature and easy to use.
The Smarter Kit is also one of the first connected home products to work within Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem, allowing it to work with iPhones, iPads and Macs out of the box. The product is crowd sourced on Indiegogo. Sign up there now to preorder your own.
Nanoleaf is a very cool company. It was founded in 2012 and experienced a hugely successful KickStarter campaign in 2013 for its Nanoleaf One light bulb. The newest light bulb, the Nanoleaf Ivy, improves on the Nanoleaf One by reducing the number of LEDs on each “petal.” While this reduces the overall light output, it also makes the Nanoleaf Ivy a candidate for EnergyStarTM certification, which can garner tax reductions for buyers.
While writing this blog, I found myself digging into their fascinating products and technology on their news/blog site. They have great coverage from a host of interesting magazines. They also won the 2015 Red Dot Design Awards for the high design quality of its Nanoleaf One and Nanoleaf Bloom light bulbs. The bulbs use innovative design and LED technology to provide light at better than twice the efficiency of other LED bulbs, while outputting the same amount of light as a a standard 75w, 100w or even 115w incandescent bulb.
The bulb shape, shown unfolded above in the Nanoleaf-printed design PCBs instead of the black PCBs on the site, is the brainstorm of the three founders. The various innovative design ideas and technologies are detailed in a very cool section of their site.
Another great aspect of the site is that each product has a section providing an estimate of its cost savings over the course of its 27 year life.
We are very happy to be partnered up with Nanoleaf. They are great company making great products.
Find our more about the low-power ZigBee offerings inside the Nanoleaf products.