It has recently launched a new line of illuminated wall panels called Nanoleaf Elements, which will also look good when they’re turned off. Nanoleaf is best known for its illuminated panels that stick to your wall.
This is accomplished with the Elements line’s wood-like veneer that lets light shine through when the light is on but doesn’t leave a blank space when it’s not in use.
Nanoleaf’s other hexagonal light panels are very similar to the Elements except for the veneer. Designed to produce a double-side glow, the panels can be programmed with a variety of lighting patterns and effects.
There is no full-color spectrum LED on the Elements, but the lights can be adjusted from warm to cool white. Besides eleven preset lighting effects, Nanoleaf features a programmable app that lets you create your own.
Using their touch-sensitive panels, users can also sync their white temperature to music, or adjust it based on seasonal rhythms.
You can arrange the seven panels in any pattern you like with the $299.99 Elements Smarter kit. Three additional light panels are available as add-ons for $99.99 each.
Nanoleaf appears to be attempting to make its product more accessible to more consumers with this new design, as the wood veneer and lack of full RGB lighting effects have less of a nightclub vibe than previous models.
Even so, the underlying concept remains the same: unlike standard lighting which is typically meant to provide illumination, Elements are used purely as decorative objects and not to provide illumination.
Starting today, Nanoleaf Elements’ products will be available on its website, and later this month, they will be available at Best Buy stores.
The company also announced its light panels will become Thread border routers, allowing them to act as a hub and extend signals throughout a Thread network.
Currently, the Nanoleaf border routers support Thread devices from other manufacturers, and Thread is already supported by the company’s Essentials smart lights and light strips.
Bringing together devices and platforms through the forthcoming Matter smart home standard, Thread is intended to increase interoperability across smart home devices. This month, Nanoleaf will release a software update that will add thread compatibility.