Light up your home

Home lighting can also be home decor. There is no need to go overboard with complex special fittings and adjustments to the basic structure of your beautiful home. Here is a quick solution.

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By Techno Crat

Home lighting solutions can also act as home décor. This tech has been developed by a company called nanoleaf.

Nanoleaf is a technology and IoT company changing the world with the most innovative smart home solutions, taking ordinary experiences and making them extraordinary. By infusing thoughtful design and technological intelligence in their products, Nanoleaf is ushering in a new era of the smart home that centres on complete personalisation.

The company’s website says: “In recent years, we’ve definitely seen the importance of the home office. It can be hard to separate your work time from your personal time when you work from home, but some tricks can help maximize productivity while you work, and relax when the work day is done.

“Foster comfort and productivity with decor pieces like Nanoleaf Elements and Essentials. The modularity of Elements gives you the total creative freedom to truly customize your workspace, and get inspired throughout your day! See how some of our community members used Elements around their desk space. These have a wide range of warm to cool lighting options, creating an inviting space filled with a productive glow using dynamic lighting Scenes. Optimize your space with cooler Scenes when it’s time to focus, and warmer Scenes when it’s break time. For quick access, use Touch Actions and assign certain Scenes to turn on when certain panels are tapped.”

The company
Nanoleaf was founded in 2012 by three engineers wanting to shake up the lighting industry. The company now has a global presence with offices in Shenzhen, Paris and Toronto. Made up of a diverse team of passionate out-of-the-box thinking problem-solvers, Nanoleaf strives to transform and reshape the way we experience our world.

Nanoleaf’s RGB lights are perfect for decking out these entertainment areas, gaming stations, and definitely big flat-screen TVs With over 16 million color options, choose from preset lighting Scenes like “PlayStation Chill” or create your own in the Nanoleaf App. The modular design also lets you create any layout or pattern; it’s just like LEGO for lighting. Plus, the simple adhesive installation makes it incredibly easy to set up so you can get back to more important things like watching the game or that gaming tournament ASAP.

Many options
The Nanoleaf Open API is really neat because it encourages community members to get creative. For example, you can adjust how your Nanoleaf light panels/bars read information like space, time, or even the weather outside and program them to represent that information in new and exciting ways. So developers can really play with these flexible aspects to create a unique experience.

FEATURES
Bespoke Lighting Designs
Create a truly personalized lighting experience. Explore your own unique lighting designs by arranging the modular panels into any configuration you want for complete creative freedom. Nanoleaf Elements offer truly bespoke lighting without the traditional markups, all without sacrificing elegance or style. The best part is you can easily redesign at any time.

Nature-Inspired Smart Decor
The perfect harmony of art and technology, Nanoleaf Elements are both beautiful wall art and customizable ambient lighting made to look beautiful on or off. Create geometric artwork with the nature-inspired organic Hexagon shapes or turn them on to set the ideal ambience. Controls using the touch buttons and find additional smart customizations through the Nanoleaf App.

Simple setup
The installation process is even easier than putting up a picture frame. Just use the included adhesive strips to secure the panels to the wall and create your desired design. Installing a smart décor product has never been easier.

Dynamic glowing effects
From recreating the cozy feeling of a glowing Ember to the sense of escape and relaxation of a Calming Waterfall, Nanoleaf Elements comes with 11 curated scenes. Gently fill your space with a dynamic glowing customize your own to fit your lifestyle. Or turn on Rhythm Music Sync to pair perfectly with your favourite jazz or coffeehouse playlist.

Smart optional
Use the touch buttons to control the Elements (brightness, cycle through Scenes, on/off), or open the Nanoleaf App for more customizations.

Lighting For Your Body and Mind
Ease into your mornings, create calm throughout the day and enjoy better quality sleep with customized lighting adjustments and features like Circadian Lighting.

Utilize features like Circadian Lighting on Nanoleaf Essentials Bulbs and Lightstrips, which mimics natural sunlight by automatically adjusting their colour temperature based on your location. With this feature, “sunset” and “sunrise” can be customized to match your schedule. Or try the Schedules feature on your Nanoleaf Elements. Set a time for these awesome ambient lights to gradually turn on and brighten for a gentle wake-up call.

Specs :
Luminous Flux Per Panel –                       22 lumens

Lifetime –                                                  25,000 hours

Communication Protocol –                      WiFi (2.4 GHz b/g/n)

Mounting Type –         Via included double-sided tape or screw mounts (screws and anchors not included)

Key Features –                    Connect+, Touch, Music Sync, Dynamic
Glowing Effect.

Nanoleaf App –            Control via the Nanoleaf App (Android & iOS) for mobile/tablet or the Nanoleaf Desktop App (Windows & Mac).

Thread Compatibility –            Yes, Elements work as Thread Border Router

Compatibility –                        Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, SmartThings

Color Temperature-                    Ambient Whites, 1500-4000K

Color Channel Configuration –       Cool White + Warm White

Voltage –                                     100VAC – 240VAC (universal)

Max Power Supply Power –         42W

Max Energy Consumption Per Panel –        2W

Max Panels per Power Supply –              22 Panels

Max Panels per Controller –                80 Panels