Nanoleaf remote

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Nanoleaf range, this remote might tempt me to jump aboard!


I jumped with the intention of integrating the remote with home assistant. I haven’t delved into the mechanics of how it works since the app integration does a pretty good job of that, but the only way I see to integrate with the remote is through the nanoleaf app.

That said I have an integration of sorts by creating automatons which are triggered when the nanoleaf is set via the remote, to good effect.

    value_template: '{{ states.light.aurora.attributes.effect }}'
    icon_template: mdi:rainbow
    friendly_name: 'Current Nanoleaf Effect'

Then set an automation to trigger when a specific effect is called.

- alias: 'Light Therapy Lava Lamp On'
   - platform: state
     entity_id: sensor.nanoleaf_living_room
     to: "Northern Lights"
    - condition: state
      entity_id: switch.lava_lamp_switch
      state: 'off'
    - service: switch.turn_on
      entity_id: switch.lava_lamp_switch

I suppose you could create nanoleaf blank scenes (create them with no lights) to trigger effects without involving the actual Aurora.

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Im a noob about programming. But I saw that Nanoleaf remote is shown as bluetooth device. When you do a scan on hci0. Maybe someone can investigate this, when you can read this device, maybe you can grab the numbers or something from a code and use it in your automation

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With today’ update of Home assistant you can see the remote s homekit remote.
But i get this error after
connection failed: Multiple Services with this UUID, refer to your desired service by the handle attribute

after a reset i got the return of my battery on the remote, the identify buton and a simple button. It seems we need a “driver” to use all the position for now