A local network API designed to extend your product experience. Integrate your setup with third party devices and services and enable more granular control of the hardware.
Say Goodbye to Delays
Thread is a lightning fast, stable network technology built to elevate your smart home experience. Say goodbye to delays, dropped connections and hubs, and say hello to a smarter home.
A Mesh Network that Just Works
All of your Thread-enabled devices connect together to create a reliable self-reinforcing mesh network, rather than relying on a single connection source like with WiFi or Bluetooth.
Thread in Action
Why is Thread better?
Thread is well connected. The Thread mesh network grows with each additional Thread-enabled device, which means a stronger connection and wider coverage within your home.
Thread is dependable. Leave those dropped connections in 2021. Set the mood with your lights, don’t kill it with error messages.
Thread is fast. Instantaneous responsiveness eliminates awkward pauses that leave you hanging.
Thread uses less power, preserving the life of your battery powered devices.
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A connection that never sleeps means every light is ready when you are.
If a bulb loses connection, your other devices will instantly help it find its way home.
From the top floor to the basement, you’re covered.
Works with Matter
A truly integrated smart home experience that is smooth and reliable.
Your battery-powered devices will thank you for using Thread.
How do I use Thread?
Some Nanoleaf products—such as Lines, Elements or Shapes—can act as Thread border routers for your Essentials lights. Once paired, Thread is automatically enabled without any extra steps!
- Nanoleaf Shapes (6.1.1)
- Nanoleaf Elements (6.1.1)
- Nanoleaf Lines
*Firmware Version 8.5.0+ (coming Mid April) is required for these products to act as Thread border routers for Essentials Matter.
You can also use any other device that works as a Thread border router and enjoy the speed and reliability of Thread with your Nanoleaf Essentials in an instant.
The following Matter-compatible smart home hubs also double as Thread border routers:
- Apple: Apple HomePod mini, Apple HomePod, Apple TV 4K (2nd generation and 3rd generation WiFi + Ethernet 128GB model)
- Google: Nest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E), Nest Hub (2nd gen), Nest Hub Max (learn more)
- Amazon: See here for updates
- Samsung: SmartThings 2018 Hub (IM6001-V3P01) and Aeotec Smart Home Hub (learn more)
All our Nanoleaf Essentials Bulbs and Lightstrips (Matter and non-Matter) work with Thread. We plan to integrate Thread into all upcoming products to create a unified smart home. Stay tuned!SEE ESSENTIALS
Nanoleaf Will Be Supporting Matter
As pioneers at integrating with smart home platforms to help our users optimize their experiences, Nanoleaf will be at the forefront of the new universal smart home standard—Matter.
Matter will provide even more ways for users to customize their smart homes, adding the devices they want with the automations they need, without worrying about restrictions.
Matter over Thread will allow access to Thread’s lightning fast speed and robust reliability, while enjoying a truly integrated smart home experience with Matter.
**Excludes Nanoleaf Essentials