Update on April 29th: The new hexagons can now be pre-ordered via the Nanoleaf website. Nine panels including controller and power supply cost 179.99 euros.
I have been fascinated by the smart lighting products from Nanoleaf for several years now. After triangles and squares, the next step is now being taken: Hexagons are in the starting blocks.
And it will probably not be long before it finally gets underway. According to information on the Nanoleaf website there will be advance orders. These are expected to start soon, giving interested customers the opportunity to be the first to receive the new Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagon.
The Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons will offer a whole range of exciting features, here is a brief overview of the most important details:
- 16 million colors: colorful light for every situation
- touch control
- colour transitions in real time thanks to LayoutDetect
- Music Visualizer for the visualization of music
- simple assembly thanks to improved plug-in mounting system
Unfortunately, I cannot tell you about their availability at this time. The last information available to me is May 2020, which would fit with the early start of pre-orders. Also exciting: In 2020 and 2021 Nanoleaf is planning to introduce further shapes, which can then also be combined with the hexagons.
This is what you can expect from the Nanoleaf Shapes Hexagons
The new hexagons are part of the “Unified Light Panel” line. The six sides of the hexagons offer an even larger playing surface to create your own favourite designs – there are no limits to your creativity thanks to the new coupling function of different panel shapes. In addition, the complete Unified Light Panel series becomes interoperable, which also allows the coupling of different panel shapes. More shapes of the new product line will be released until 2021.
Once mounted on the wall, the shape of the LED panels is automatically transferred to the Nanoleaf app. There, each individual LED module can be filled with a color of choice, and scenes and animations are also available. On request, the Nanoleaf hexagons can also be visualized to match music or the content of a computer screen.
Joint control with the Philips Hue system is also possible. The hexagons will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home and Google Assistant. These systems can be used to create shared scenes to switch Nanoleaf and Philips Hue on and off together.