Nanoleaf 4D vs Govee Envisual T2: TV Backlight Comparison
By Naila Syifa
Updated November 2023
TV backlight can enhance your viewing experience by creating a more immersive atmosphere in the room. The Nanoleaf 4D and Govee Envisual T2 are two popular options with their own unique features. Both products have a variety of colors and customization options, but they have significant differences in some key aspects.
In this article, we will compare the Nanoleaf 4D and Govee Envisual T2 to help you decide which TV backlight is best for you.
|Specs||Nanoleaf D4||Govee Envisual T2|
|Buy on Amazon||Buy on Amazon|
|TV Size||up to 85 inch||55-100 inch|
|Resolution||30 LEDs/m||60 LEDs/m|
|Camera||Yes, with privacy cover||Yes, dual|
|Control Method||App, Voice, Controller||App, Voice, Control Box|
|Compatibility||Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, SmartThings, Razer Chroma||Amazon Alexa, Google Home|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi & Bluetooth|
|Wattage||7.2 watts/meter||9-10 watts/meter|
Govee Envisual T2 has an edge with its denser RGBIC light bead distribution, but the Nanoleaf 4D also has an edge with its immersion level feature. Govee also supports larger TV sizes, while Nanoleaf supports more third-party integrations.
Govee Envisual T2
Nanoleaf 4D is generally more affordable, retailing at around US$99.99-$119.99 depending on the size of the kit you choose. On the other hand, the Govee Envisual T2 is priced slightly higher, starting at around US$139.99 and can go up to US$199.99 if you have a bigger TV size.
Even though the Govee Envisual T2 is more expensive, the specs and features it offers may make it worth the investment for some people, so make sure to read on to determine which option best meets your needs.
#2 Technical Specs
Both TV backlights offer RGBIC, a color configuration technology more advanced than RGB, which features an IC (Independent Control) chip that allows for individually addressable LED lights, so you can have multiple colors showing simultaneously on a single strip.
One difference is that the Govee Envisual T2 offers a denser RGBIC light bead distribution than the Nanoleaf 4D, resulting in brighter and more vibrant colors. With 60 LEDs/meter, the Govee Envisual T2 offers double the density of the Nanoleaf 4D, which only has 30 LEDs/meter.
However, this makes the Govee Envisual T2 require more power than the Nanoleaf 4D, which may be a consideration for those who want to conserve energy. It can use up to 9-10 watts/meter depending on the strip lengths you purchase, while the Nanoleaf 4D only uses up to 7.2 watts/meter.
Govee Envisual T2
Just like a typical TV backlight, both the Nanoleaf 4D and Govee Envisual T2 can sync with your TV screen to create a dynamic lighting effect that changes with the content you're watching. This means that if you're watching an action movie, the lights will flash and change color in response to the action on the screen, while a more relaxed show will result in a more subtle lighting effect. This feature is called Screen Mirroring in Nanoleaf 4D and called DreamView in the Govee Envisual T2.
Such a mirroring effect can be generated with the support of a camera that comes with both models, which feeds color data to your lights to create the mirroring effect in real time. One difference is that the Nanoleaf 4D's camera comes with a privacy cover for extra peace of mind, while the Govee Envisual T2 offers a dual camera that identifies on-screen content with greater speed and precision.
Both TV backlights also support syncing with music, which means that the lights will flash and change color in response to the music you're playing. A wide range of scenes are also available in both products to provide a customized experience when you don't want to sync with the TV or music.
With the DIY mode in the Govee Envisual T2, you can even create your own lighting patterns and customize them to your liking. This is similar to the Magic Scenes feature in the Nanoleaf 4D, which automatically generates color palettes using AI.
One advantage that the Nanoleaf 4D offers is that you can choose the immersion level of the Screen Mirroring feature from 1D, 2D, 3D, and 4D, allowing you to adjust the intensity of the lighting effect to your liking. If you have other Nanoleaf RGB lights, such as Nanoleaf Shapes and Lines, you can also enable the Sync+ feature to extend the screen mirroring effect beyond the TV and to the rest of your Nanoleaf lights.
Govee Envisual T2
Nanoleaf 4D is suitable for TVs with sizes up to 85 inches, while the Govee Envisual T2 can accommodate TVs up to 100 inches. The camera mount of the Govee Envisual T2 is also adjustable, allowing it to fit perfectly on any TV, including the ultra-thin ones.
However, when it comes to third-party integrations, the Nanoleaf 4D is more compatible with other smart home devices and platforms, such as Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, SmartThings, and Razer Chroma. The Govee Envisual T2, on the other hand, only supports Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Nanoleaf 4D vs Govee Envisual T2 TV Backlight
In conclusion, both the Nanoleaf 4D and Govee Envisual T2 are excellent options for enhancing your TV viewing experience with dynamic lighting effects.
The Nanoleaf 4D is generally more affordable and has more third-party integrations, while the Govee Envisual T2 offers denser and brighter RGBIC lights, a dual camera, and a larger size range for TVs.
Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your budget, TV size, and personal preferences. We hope this comparison has helped you make an informed decision on which TV backlight to choose.
If you like to read more about TV Backlights, check out our other relevant guides here:
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Govee Envisual T2 vs DreamView T1
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