As our company is in the final stage of our upgrade to a larger facility, sprucing up the interior with art and tech goodies has been quite an enjoyable experience. Over the weekend, we installed a Nanoleaf Light Panel cluster, which will be the first of many. What is the Nanoleaf Light Panel you may ask? Well, let me introduce you to this fascinating smart light system.
The Nanoleaf Light Panel is a user/voice-controlled smart light panel system; featuring triangular panels which connect together, these lights can be formed in many shapes/sizes and fit on any flat surface. The colors that the panels produce are quite beautiful, being able to create a sort of homemade Aurora Borealis. The lighting is fully customizable with the Nanoleaf app or optional remote, which allows you to create, share, and download scenes, set schedules, and modify the noise-activated qualities of this device. The Nanoleaf is also Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri compatible, enabling the user to simply tell the Nanoleaf what to do.
While the Nanoleaf Light Panels are relatively expensive at around $99.99 for the Rhythm Edition (which includes nine panels and a Rhythm Upgrade Module), the end result is pretty awe-inspiring. We set up one of these kits in a test office to check out what we could do with the product. When somebody makes noise, the panels illuminate in numerous colors, which gently cascade from one area of the cluster to the next. The panels themselves can be arranged in multiple configurations, such as forming a company logo (which will most likely be our next project). The Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition is also Razer Chroma integrated, which allows you to sync up your Razer gear for a truly immersive gaming experience.
In the images below, you can see a small sample of the available colors
The high quality of the material used for this tech put me at ease during the installation process, as I figured the potentially flimsy material wouldn’t hold up well to abuse; thankfully, both the design and function of the Nanoleaf panels are more than up to the task. Within a few minutes, we had our first light panel cluster mounted and connected to the Nanoleaf app and was amazed at how much difference it made; it turned a somewhat bland office into a tech-inspired artistic domain with a simple tap of the finger.
Below, is a quick video I took activating the Nanoleafs by merely stomping my foot (sorry for my poor camera skills)
While we purchased the Nanoleaf for the office, I can only imagine what I could do with it at home. By grabbing the Rhythm Kit and multiple expansions, you could add customizable and sound-activated smart lights around your game room which would flash and change colors based on music or sound effects. The Razer Chroma functionality could then communicate with your Razer gear, creating a symphony of color that literally surrounds you. Give Nanoleaf a try, you will not regret it.
For more information on this product, check out their website here.
Nanoleaf (2019). “Nanoleaf Light Panels- Rhythm Edition”. Retrieved from https://us-shop.nanoleaf.me/collections/all-products/products/nanoleaf-light-panels-rhythm-edition.