With the Elements Nanoleafs expands its product portfolio with hexagonal LED panels in wood look. The upper layer of the panels is made of laminate with wood grain and thus acts as a rustic decorative element even when switched off.
Various lighting effects and modular combination options
In terms of their functions, the new Elements are not too different from previous Nanoleafs products: They bring light into the home and can be staged with various effects. What is new, however, is that the panels do not work with RGB colors, but with light that can be adjusted in terms of temperature and color. A wide spectrum is thus offered, from cold white to very warm reddish tones. In addition, there are eleven pre-installed effects – including the imitation of a fireplace. Another interesting feature is the ability to automatically adjust the color temperature, which can be varied between 1,500 and 4,000 Kelvin, to match that of sunlight. All panels shine at 22 lumens and are said to have a lifespan of up to 25,000 hours.
Like Nanoleafs’ other lighting elements, the Elements can be combined in largely any way: Each individual panel is to be understood as a module that can be assembled with numerous other modules in a wide variety of ways. Up to 80 panels can be interconnected, with a maximum of 21 panels powered by a single 42-watt power supply. The Elements can be attached either with adhesive strips or screws. There are thus hardly any limits to the possible applications.
The devices, which can be controlled via WLAN, are compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant and IFTTT. Nanoleafs has also announced plans to fully support the Thread IoT standard.
Pricing and Availability
The Elements are available immediately. The standard package, which retails for €229.99, includes seven light elements. In addition, an expansion package with three additional panels is offered for 79.99 euros.