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Nanoleaf Shapes and Elements – Smart LED Wall Light Panels

One of the best ways to bring more life into your home is to get a smart lighting system. This innovative technology offers homeowners many benefits. Firstly, it allows you to personalize the lighting in any room in your home to fit any mood or activity by enabling you to seamlessly adjust the color and brightness for its lighting. Additionally, it also lets you program automated schedules for the system to automatically turn On and Off at different times of the day. Best of all, this technology can also be integrated with most modern smart home systems, thus allowing homeowners to effortlessly control the different functionalities offered by their smart lighting system of choice through simple voice commands. Meet the Nanoleaf Shapes and Nanoleaf Elements, which are some of the best top-selling smart lighting solutions available today.

The Nanoleaf Shapes and Nanoleaf Elements are smart LED wall light panel kits which have an ultra-thin modular panel design that allows you to create completely unique layouts with endless combinations. These smart LED wall light panels are respectively capable of displaying up to 16 million RGBW colors or emitting an adjustable warm or cool white light. Both models also integrate several smart features, including Multi-touch control which allows users to control and interact with each LED light panel individually, a built-in Rhythm function that makes the light panels automatically react to sound and music in real-time. They also boast a built-in control panel with touch buttons to control their operation, Wi-Fi connectivity, compatibility with most smart home systems including Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTT, along with Voice Assistant support for most smart home assistants. Via the Nanoleaf App, users can control the light panels’ power, colors, adjust and customize their lighting, cycle through pre-set lighting scenes, configure schedules, and even utilize a Layout Assistant which offers an AR-visualization function.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade the looks of your home office, your living room, your home theater setup, or even your gaming setup, these smart LED wall light panel kits can bring a lot of life to your favorite room in the house.

So, let’s have a closer look at each of these smart LED wall light panel kits, go over their different designs, and also talk more about the different smart functionalities that each of them has to offer you.


Nanoleaf Shapes – Smart Color-Changing LED Light Panel Kit

DESIGN & SPECS

First up, we have the Nanoleaf Shapes. These are smart color-changing LED wall light panel kits which are available in a wide range of different shapes, including Mini-Triangles, larger Triangles, and Hexagons. You can get the Nanoleaf Shapes in a kit of particular shape, or alternatively, as a bundle kit that includes all three types of shapes, which gives users the ability to mix and match different shapes to create their own custom designs.

Nanoleaf Shapes
Nanoleaf Shapes – Available in 3 shape styles

No matter the type of kit you choose to go with, all Nanoleaf Shapes models feature an ultra-thin modular panel design that works based on Nanoleaf’s proprietary Connect+ technology, for which the LED light panels themselves utilize built-in mechanical linkers that allows them to be connected together.

Feature an ultra-thin modular panel design

Thanks to their unique modular panel design, homeowners can freely create next-level designs with completely unique layouts in endless combinations, which can be as large as 500 panels at most.

The Nanoleaf Shapes panels also sport a sleek ultra-modern aesthetic that gives them an eye-catching look.

Nanoleaf Shapes
Ultra-Modern Aesthetic // Can display up to 16 million RGBW colors

These smart color-changing LED light panels are capable of displaying up to 16 million RGBW colors, offering you virtually limitless color options for creating the perfect ambience within any room in your home, whether that’s your bedroom, living room, home office, or even your gaming setup.

Users can select from pre-set color-changing Scenes or ultimately create their own (done via the mobile App).

As for their power specs, know that each Nanoleaf Shapes panel is rated to have a color rendering index of 80, a brightness level of 100 lumens, and an estimated power consumption of 5 Watts (at 120 Volts).

SET UP / INSTALLATION

When it comes to installing the Nanoleaf Shapes, know that each kit offers homeowners a quick and easy installation, as the kit’s LED light wall panels can be easily mounted onto any flat surface by using the included mounting tape that comes with the kit, and then applying some pressure for approximately 30 seconds.

Thanks to that, no drilling is required to install these smart color-changing LED wall light panels.

After installing the first panel, simply repeat the process while also connecting the remaining panels to any of the already installed ones via their built-in mechanical linkers.

INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

For manually controlling the Nanoleaf Shapes, know that one of the kit’s LED light panels comes equipped with a built-in control panel with integrated touch buttons through which users can conveniently control all of the kit’s smart color-changing LED wall light panels.

Alternatively, you’re also offered multi-touch controls with a few different hand gestures supported.

NOTABLE SMART FEATURES

Multi-touch Controls

The Nanoleaf Shapes integrate a Multi-touch control function which allows users to control and interact with each LED light panel individually by touching them with their palm.

Rhythm Function (for Sound & Music Sync)

In addition, these smart color-changing LED wall light panels also feature a built-in Rhythm function that makes them automatically react to sound and music in real-time.

Screen Mirror

Lastly, they also feature a Screen Mirror function that’s configurable through the Nanoleaf Desktop App (available for both Windows and Mac computers) allowing for the colors from your computer screen to be reflected on your kit’s light panels for a truly immersive experience when gaming or watching your favorite content on your PC.

Their Screen Mirror functionality also provides seamless compatibility with Razer Chroma RGB.

CONNECTIVITY & COMPATIBILITY

For establishing their wireless connectivity with the mobile app, the Nanoleaf Shapes utilize Wi-Fi connectivity.

It’s also worth noting that these smart color-changing LED wall light panels also feature compatibility with most modern smart home systems, including Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTT, along with Voice Assistant support for most smart home assistants.

Feature compatibility with most modern smart home systems and Voice Assistant support

THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Nanoleaf App

For controlling the Nanoleaf Shapes’s operation wirelessly, users simply have to install the Nanoleaf App on their smartphone, which is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.

Via the Nanoleaf App, users can control the light panels’ power, adjust their displayed colors with 16 million colors to choose from, customize different lighting animations, cycle through their currently existing RGB Scenes (including pre-set Scenes as well as their own custom Scenes), and configure schedules.

Nanoleaf App
Nanoleaf App

What’s more is that through the App, users can also resort to the app’s Layout Assistant, which offers you an AR (Augmented Reality) visualization function for exploring different panel layouts and preview them in your room without having to go through the hassle of physically assembling that layout design.

Nanoleaf App
Nanoleaf App

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

If you’re interested in purchasing the Nanoleaf Shapes, know that the Mini-Triangles kit is currently priced at $89.99 (discounted from $99.99, saving you $10), the Triangles kit is currently going for $169.99 (discounted from $199.99, saves you $30), and the Hexagons kit is also currently going for $169.99 (discounted from $199.99, saves you $30).

You can order your preferred kit online either from Nanoleaf’s official shopping page, or you can instead get them from Amazon.


Nanoleaf Elements – Smart Dimmable LED White Light Wall Panel Kit

Lastly, there’s also the Nanoleaf Elements. These are smart dimmable LED white light wall panel kits which are solely available in the shape of hexagon LED light panels.

Nanoleaf Elements
Nanoleaf Elements – Available in an hexagon shape // Feature a modular design

Just like Nanoleaf Shapes, the Nanoleaf Elements also utilize the same ultra-thin modular panel design, allowing homeowners to create their own designs with completely unique layouts in infinite combinations.

What’s more is that since both models (meaning the Shapes and the Elements) utilize the same modular design, they can also be interconnected together in one layout. For that the company recommends using their Elements linkers (available as a Flex Linkers 3-Pack and a Rigid Linkers 9-Pack).

The Nanoleaf Elements panels also sport a beautiful aesthetic with a sophisticated wood grain veneer finish which allows them to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your home décor.

Beautiful aesthetic with a sophisticated wood grain veneer finish

These smart dimmable LED white light wall panels are capable of emitting a white light that can have its lighting intensity adjusted between a warm white light with a 1500K color temperature all the way up to a cool white light with a 4000K color temperature, allowing you to fill your home with a cozy or bright illumination.

Feature adjustable white lighting intensity between a warm white light (1500K) and a cool white light (4000K)

Users can select from pre-set white light Scenes or ultimately create their own (done via the mobile App).

As for their power specs, know that each Nanoleaf Elements panel is rated to have a brightness level of 22 lumens, and an estimated power consumption of 2 Watts (at 100 Volts).

SET UP / INSTALLATION

In regard to installing the Nanoleaf Elements, the kit has the same set up process offered by the Nanoleaf Shapes that was mentioned earlier.

The panels use mounting tape for being attached to the wall for which you just have to apply some pressure (around 30 seconds), along with their built-in mechanical linkers for being electrically connected to each other.

INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

For manually controlling the Nanoleaf Elements, one of the kit’s LED light panels comes equipped with a built-in control panel integrated with touch buttons through which users can control all of the kit’s smart LED white light wall panels.

As an alternative, users can resort to using multi-touch controls with a few different hand gestures supported.

NOTABLE SMART FEATURES

Multi-touch Controls

The Nanoleaf Elements also integrate a Multi-touch control function that allows users to control and interact with each LED light panel individually by touching them with their palm.

Rhythm Function (for Sound & Music Sync)

Furthermore, these smart dimmable LED white light wall panels also feature the same built-in Rhythm function offered by the Shapes model, which makes them automatically react to sound and music in real-time.

CONNECTIVITY & COMPATIBILITY

The Elements also utilize Wi-Fi connectivity for establishing their wireless connectivity with the app, and also feature compatibility with Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTT, along with Voice Assistant support for most smart home assistants.

THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Nanoleaf App

Via the Nanoleaf App, users can control the Nanoleaf Elements’s power, adjust their light’s intensity between a warm and a cool white light, customize different lighting schemes, cycle through their currently existing White Light Scenes (including pre-set Scenes as well as their own custom Scenes), and configure schedules.

Nanoleaf App
Nanoleaf App

Plus, just like the Shapes model, the App also offers its Layout Assistant for AR (Augmented Reality) visualization, allowing users to explore different panel layouts and preview them in their room without physically installing the kit.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

If you’re interested in purchasing the Nanoleaf Elements, know that each kit is currently discounted from its standard price of $249.99, and is now going for just $199.99 (saves you $50).

You can order it online either from Nanoleaf’s official shopping page, or you can instead get them from Amazon.

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