Nanoleaf Essentials A19

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Tue May 04, 2021 11:09 am
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Nanoleaf Essentials A19

Does this plugin work with the Nanoleaf Essentials A19 bulb ?

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Tue May 04, 2021 11:23 am
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Re: Nanoleaf Essentials A19

SearchCz wrote:
Does this plugin work with the Nanoleaf Essentials A19 bulb ?

I don't know as I haven't tested it. I have tested with the Aurora (triangle) and Canvas (square).
More recently, I have been having issues with my Auroras but the Canvases are OK.

It would probably need some code changes to support the A19.

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Mon May 10, 2021 11:04 am
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Re: Nanoleaf Essentials A19

autolog wrote:
SearchCz wrote:
Does this plugin work with the Nanoleaf Essentials A19 bulb ?

I don't know as I haven't tested it. I have tested with the Aurora (triangle) and Canvas (square).
More recently, I have been having issues with my Auroras but the Canvases are OK.

It would probably need some code changes to support the A19.


So, I added a couple of these essential A19s to the home. They work with HomeKit like a breeze ... super easy integration. Unfortunately, they don't show up in the device list through the NanoLeaf b=plugin, as you expected since they are neither Aura nor Canvas. Seems like a nice capable bulb though.

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Mon May 10, 2021 12:59 pm
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Re: Nanoleaf Essentials A19

OK, I can take a hint. ;)

I have just ordered one for testing.

Once I get it, I will schedule in some time to include support for it in the plugin. :)

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Wed May 12, 2021 6:18 am
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Re: Nanoleaf Essentials A19

Unfortunately, it looks like there isn't an API available for the A19 (at the moment). :|

The A19 is one of the first nanoleaf devices using Thread technology.

I will do further investigation but I am not overly optimistic that it will be possible to control these lamps from Indigo (at least in the short term)

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Wed May 12, 2021 11:38 am
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Re: Nanoleaf Essentials A19

Even if the API investigation goes nowhere, since these are HomeKit bulbs, you could use HomeKit Bridge and the virtual switch trick to control them.

1. create a virtual switch. Let's call it A19 Control.

2. Publish it to HomeKit via HKB.

3. Create a HomeKit automation that turns on the A19 any time A19 Control turns on, etc.

4. Automate the A19 Control as you normally would in Indigo.

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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Sat May 15, 2021 2:40 pm
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Re: Nanoleaf Essentials A19

Different Computers wrote:
Even if the API investigation goes nowhere, since these are HomeKit bulbs, you could use HomeKit Bridge and the virtual switch trick to control them.

1. create a virtual switch. Let's call it A19 Control.

2. Publish it to HomeKit via HKB.

3. Create a HomeKit automation that turns on the A19 any time A19 Control turns on, etc.

4. Automate the A19 Control as you normally would in Indigo.

Of course that's what I did ! Good enough for controlling off and on, but a bit clumsy when it comes to adjusting color and brightness, or incorporating into scenes. I have it set up now to cycle through an assortment of presets whenever I get an "on" command from a particular remote/loadless Insteon switch. I'll see if I can post a video of it.

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Sat May 15, 2021 2:47 pm
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Re: Nanoleaf Essentials A19

autolog wrote:
OK, I can take a hint. ;)

I have just ordered one for testing.

Once I get it, I will schedule in some time to include support for it in the plugin. :)


That would be amazing, Jon, and much appreciated !

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