Nanoleaf’s Hexagon and Triangle line is some of the best looking premium lighting you can place in your home ̵
If you already own Nanoleaf’s Shapes line, like the Hexagon and Triangles, let’s get some of the bad news out of the way. The new Elements line follows the same shape, linkers and style as the Hexagon lamps, but is not really compatible with the previous Shapes lamps. You CAN hook it up to the other lights, but the Elements line isn’t capable of using all the same colors, so unless you’re okay with unlit hexagons, the sets will look odd.
But maybe you don’t want that after all. The new Elements pieces have had improvements over the original Hexagons. The original Nanoleaf moldings didn’t shine all the way to the corners. Instead, you have dark spots around all corners, be they hexagons or triangles.
The new Elements line drastically cuts those dark spots to smaller angles. It’s a noticeable difference. In addition, Nanoleaf added lighting to the back of the units to give a “double lighting” effect on the wall. It adds a soft glow around each panel that enhances the overall look. And Nanoleaf says it has incorporated new “angle control technology” that allows it to provide greater control over the entire panel.
The company says the corner control technology “allows each top on the panel to light up independently, creating surreal organic movements that resemble embers in a fireplace, or softly moving clouds on a sunny day.” To keep up with the new technology, Nanoleaf created 11 new scene options such as “Organic Motion”, “Fireplace”, “Calming Waterfall”. You can also choose one of the existing RGB scenes and the app will automatically remap the colors for white lighting.
Like other Nanoleaf items, you get additional features like Rhythm Music Sync, Schedules, Touch capabilities, and Circadian Lighting. The panels themselves can emit light between cool to warm white (1500-4000K). We have a set on hand and can say they range from bright white to soft yellow, gold and brown.
Nanoleaf Elements come in a 7-pack Smarter Kit for $299.99. And if that’s enough, Nanoleaf offers a 3-pack add-on expansion for $99.99. You can buy them today at the Nanoleaf website and later this month at Best Buy. You can purchase Nanoleaf Elements from the Apple Store later this year.