Nanoleaf Shapes Mini Triangle Panels - Smarter Kit - 5 Panels
- Five mini-triangle light panels (each mini triangle is 4.5" per side) can be set up in an arrangement of your choosing to enhance the ambience of your indoor environment
- More than 16 million colours at 1200K-6500K white light temperature range and brightness control to illuminate your space
- Rhythm feature makes your light panels react to sound in real time--great for parties
- Screen Mirror feature reflects the colours from your screen on the panels for an immersive experience on movie nights or during gaming sessions.
- LayoutDetect technology enables colour animations to flow intelligently between panels based on your exact layout
- Control the light panels by touch, via voice controls, or through the Nanoleaf app
- Nanoleaf app also allows you to customise your lighting, create scenes, set schedules, and more
- Designed with Connect+ technology to work with future shapes
- Panels mount easily to any flat surface with the included mounting tape
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Of the 84 reviewers who responded, 73 would recommend this product.
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- Compact smart lighting makes design complete- December 17, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] A few years ago, I started amassing my smart lighting collection. I started with LED RGB bulbs and then moved on to more advanced equipment like the panels from Nanoleaf. At the time, the company only had light panels, but in the three years since then, Nanoleaf has increased its line of smart lighting products to include Shapes and the Canvas. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to add the Canvas to our collection, but not Shapes - until now. Shapes are designed to allow the user to create a more flexible lighting design with the use of multiple light panel geometric shapes. These include Triangles, Hexagons, and Mini Triangles. The Mini-Triangles are the version I added. One thing to note here is that the Shapes work with other Shapes, but not with the standard Light Panels or the Canvas. They each have their own method of connecting between the individual light panels. The Mini Triangle light panels arrived in a very informative package. The box had illustrations, photos, and main features outlined on the sides. When I opened the box I found the light panels (5), linkers (6), mounting tape (6), controller (1), mounting plate (5), and the power supply. One of the things that caught me by surprise as I was removing everything from the box was just how small the mini triangles are. They are about one-third of the size of the standard Light Panels from Nanoleaf, which are also triangular in shape. The packing list for the box states that there are mounting plates included. These plates are already pre-installed on the backs of the light panels and are designed to breakaway should you need to remove the panels from their installation site. Because the mounting plates breakaway, you should be able to remove the adhesive tape much easier than previous models of Nanoleaf’s smart lighting and thus protect your walls from unwanted damage. Setting up the light panels is pretty easy. One thing that should be remembered is that they can’t be used with a 5Ghz Wi-Fi network. Our home network is dual-band so I didn’t have any issues with connecting. The part of this process I wasn’t thrilled about was that I had to go to Nanoleaf’s website in order to have the installation instructions. A quick start guide is included in the box, but it doesn’t actually give you the startup instructions. You will want to download the Nanoleaf app and install it from there. Yes, they are compatible with HomeKit, which I did include in the installation process, but the pairing process goes much more smoothly if you start in the Nanoleaf app. Aside from the app, the only thing you need to get started is for one of the Mini Triangles to be mounted to the control panel and for power to be connected. Then, you only have to go to + in the My Devices menu of the app. You will select ’Shapes’ as the product and then ‘Start Pairing.’ You’ll be asked to enter or scan the pairing code and then you’ll be connected and ready to go. The light panels are very bright, but give off a soft, smooth light. They are designed to be touch-sensitive and to react to sound - as long as they are on the right mode. They come preloaded with several scene programs, but the beauty of these lights is that you can create your own, too. I have not gone through that process yet, but I did turn on some music to see how well they reacted to sound and was impressed with how sensitive they are. I’ve seen some lights that just bounce with music, but these light panels end up dancing with music and sound. I’m thrilled with the addition of the Mini Triangles to our home. I do wish I could connect them to our existing Canvas or original Light Panels, but for now, these tiny smart lights will live on their own.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excessively Expensive.- December 14, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] You can find my full review of this product here: (https://youtu.be/0PCkxkG1kTE) They come in different shapes such as Hexagons, Canvas (which are fancy squares), Triangles, and Mini Triangles. With their new updated 2.0 version you are now able to attach them together using the updated linkers and mounting plates to make up whatever amorphous or definite shape or shapes you want. So, you’re only limited by your own creativity and how much extra cash you have lying around. I got the Mini Triangles set that comes with 5 panels, and am incredibly limited artistically, so I made a line that I’m quite proud of (pictured). I also made this thing that looks like Batman (also pictured) that if you squint and use some imagination you can see it. That I technically stole from a piece of paper that recommends different shapes that came in the box. Each of these panels supports over 16 million colors with the addition of adjustable light temperatures between 1200K – 6500K. Which I love. As the colors themselves are very accurate, can get quite dim or very bright (especially if you have a ton of them), and with the ability to adjust for color temperature you get whites that look white along with good oranges and night light colors. BUILD QUALITY/EASE OF USE: The instructions it comes with are more like hieroglyphics. Showing basic pictures of how everything is supposed to go together and only includes the parts that are obvious and completely ignore the fine details that most may have questions about. With a bit of tinkering you can figure out which holes go with which plugs. Regarding their App. I’m not a fan. I don’t find it to be intuitive and it is extremely busy. The features I expect it to have it does not, or it is buried so deep that I can’t find it. When you’re charging a premium for a product, I expect it to perform at that same level and when it doesn’t it’s no longer a shrug it off sort of thing and becomes completely unacceptable. One cool feature of the app is the “Layout Assistant”. This is buried in settings instead of being on the main screen. Which is only one of many things they do wrong with the app. This assistant allows you to create whatever shape you want with all their products and then you can use AR to put it up on the wall to see how it looks. It could still use some work as the controls are clunky. But I’m happy this is a thing. There is no simple way to change the light to a color you want in the app. Which blows my mind. How you can have a light and make it difficult to adjust the color because you bury it behind several different menus and options, will forever allude me. This is a massive fail to me. It could also be I’m just too stupid to figure it out. Which still makes it a fail as it shouldn’t be something that I can accidently miss. Anyways, enough of the app before I have an aneurism. It needs a ton of work to get to the point where I would say it’s ready for this expensive of a product. I’m just happy my phone made it out in one piece and I still have most of my hair. Thankfully, you can bypass the entire app by utilizing your smart assistants. Which include Google, Alexa, and Siri. This worked well for me. So, no complaints there. Moving onto the panels themselves. They feel solid and well built. However, they are lightweight (which is good since you’ll be hanging them) and are made completely out of plastic which makes me concerned on how well they would hold up if they were dropped or fell off the wall onto a hard floor. I have noticed no give on the panels themselves and as mentioned previously the RGB and color temperature is superb. The tinkers go in with a solid snap, but there is some looseness and give there that when putting large amounts of these together would worry me a bit. So, don’t skimp on the adhesives. You can buy additional adhesive and/or clips if one breaks from their website for $10. The power brick is huge! Which seems unnecessary when you have 5 mini lights like me. But makes more sense when you realize this can power up to 100 lights. CONCLUSION: The main purpose for these is accent lighting and the ability to setup a vibe. Of which they do a great job. With how bright they can get you could use also use them for unique main lighting. As the RGB and color temperatures are incredibly accurate and can go from very dim to extremely bright. Especially, when pairing several of them together. They also have multiple uses. Such as an individual art piece, as accent lighting to add depth or color to a room. Or to even highlight a shelf, picture, or product. Additionally, you can use it to enhance your media by using it around or surrounding your TV or monitor. Or to add cool effects while rocking out to some music. But that uses the microphone on the control panel or an app on your computer to work correctly. Last, when you’re done for the night you can use it as a nightlight. Overall, between the amount of shapes you can make and the places you can put them they have nearly endless possibilities. However, the app is not good. It works well but it is incredibly busy and hard to use. Since so much of this product is reliant on that I find this to be a massive flaw. Kind of like the small hole that blew up the Death Star. As the Death Star was epic but was also easily destroyed. So, between that and needing to drop some series Benjamin’s on them I think that it will deter a ton of users from either picking them up in the first place or utilizing them to their fullest. So, for me, unless if you have a very specific use for them, and/or have a bunch of extra cash lying around and are willing to figure out an app, or bypass it completely and use your smart assistants for control it is a pass for me. As I just cannot get over the cost because it’s too excessive.No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
- Color and Light and Your Own Creativity- December 18, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Nanoleaf Shapes, Mini Triangles Smarter Kit is a 6-piece kit with 5 LED panels and a control strip. It lets you explore color and light through an infinite combination that can even be synced to any genre of music. The LED Mini Panels are all shaped as equilateral triangles with a connection slot on each side. The connection pieces (also included in the kit) easily allow for numerous configurations by snapping and connecting the triangular pieces. With the synchronization of the app, colors, intensity of colors, patterns and rhythm can all be configured to make lighting for any mood imaginable. Lighting can be created to be used as ambient lighting or functional lighting, but in any case, the product results in a decorative accent for any space. Additional ‘add-on’ packages and accessories such as a remote and rhythm connector can also be purchased and added, each allowing for more creativity to be employed and more elaborate designs to be created. At first, I had a difficult time pairing the connection strip to the app on my iPhone. I am not sure whether it was the phone or product, but it did take an unusual amount of time to Bluetooth the two and sync the product to the app. Once I accomplished this task discovery of the product really began. It was not until I saw the depth of the app’s design did, I realize that my own creativity was probably my only limitation with this product as the app allows for an infinite combination of all colors or hues of the color wheel, tints and shades of each and the variation of each’s intensity. Designs can be saved as scenes and rhythm patterns designated for each design. Through use of the app, the product can be synced to Alexa, Google Assistant, Smart Things and IFITT. It can also be configured to be controlled by touch. This is a unique product in that it can add decorative ambient or functional lighting while taxing one’s creative abilities. It is useful art and can be exhibited as such.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- I might need to get more of these- December 12, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been at least aware of Nanoleaf's products for a while, and while I always thought they were a very cool idea I was never all that inclined to actually try them for myself. Now that I have though, I'm a little surprised that I managed to hold out this long. These things do almost everything I could ask out of a modern lighting system, and they do it with style. The biggest problem I had when doing my initial assembly was figuring out what kind of shape to build with five triangles. There were a few suggestions on a flyer that came in the box, as well as a shape designer in the app that can construct randomized patterns based on the number and type of panels you have and then use augmented reality to let you preview it in your space, but I quickly came to realize that the more abstract designs that really appealed to me didn't quite work with just five triangles. I can definitely understand why they refer to this as a starter kit. Fortunately, the hardware was very accomodating of my indecisiveness. Everything snaps together like legos, and comes apart just as easily. And when I finally settled on my final design - an admittedly somewhat boring pillar that had the benefit of allowing me to completely hide the one visible wire behind a curtain - installation was a snap. Each panel is held in place with removable adhesive strips specially sized to a rotating circular plate they clip into on the back, so getting them up on the wall is as easy as peeling off the paper backing and holding it in place for 30 seconds. The fact that the clip swivels is particularly appreciated, as it means there's at least a bit of wiggle room if you mess up the orientation of the first panel like I did. The kit also comes with a single spare connecting clip and adhesive panel, just in case you make a mistake that requires a more drastic fix. Once the lights were finally up and powered, I switched over to the app and was again pleasantly surprised at how well thought out the process of getting it set up was. Pairing the phone with the lights was as simple as tapping it against the controller block to scan the NFC chip, then providing the login credentials for my router. I'll admit that I was a bit worried at first that I might run into trouble here as the directions say that you must have your phone on a 2.4ghz wifi band rather than the faster 5ghz band due to the lights not having 5ghz support. While my router does support both, it uses a single SSID for them which means it's generally up to the phone to decide which band it's connecting on rather than the user. But my fears turned out to be unfounded, as the setup process went off without a hitch even with the combined network. And once I had the app set up, it quickly guided me through the process of getting the system integrated with Google Assistant for voice control, programming in a few basic scenes, and setting up gestures for the touch-sensitive panels. There's definitely still a bit of room for improvement here - I've noticed that the app is less responsive than what I can get with a lot of other smart lighting systems and it does have a habit of occasionally reporting errors which then immediately resolve themselves, but the UI design and overall experience is smooth enough that I'd feel comfortable recommending it even to someone who isn't particularly tech savvy. Which brings me to actually using the lights. Again, I'm very pleased. The panels offer a very soft and diffuse light which can be adjusted to be bright enough to serve as your primary source of illumination for the room or made more subdued to serve as an accent. The panels are smart enough to work out the shape they've been assembled in on their own, and can use that to adjust the built in and user-created light scenes. There are three basic types of these: static lights which basically just mimic a conventional light fixture, dynamic light shows which transition through a set of colors on a loop, and reactive ones which will change color and intensity in response to any sound the controller picks up. I've mostly been leaving them on the light show mode to avoid them flashing white every time my dog barks at something he sees out the window, but I'm definitely going to be making use of the music visualization settings on my next date night and/or party (assuming, of course, that the pandemic lets me do either of those ever again.) I can only imagine how impressive the effect would be with an even larger array of panels.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nanoleaf! what cool weirdness!- December 10, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Well its Christmas so why not right? LED lights making cool shapes! Actually these proved to be a lot more fun then I expected. My wife made fun of me for making weird sounds to check how the lights would respond to my voice (they follow along with music or voice in one of the settings). And then after noticing the coolness she started making weird noises too to make them dance for her. Now besides the fun aspect of the lights, They are actually very elegant looking, I have them set with apple and they turn on around 7:00 with some bright morning colors for two hours then turn into a cooler cocoa look. (all these are light settings already in the app so nothing I created). At night I have a starry night setting which is bluer hues especially considering they are on a wall on top of my fish tank. Installation was a breeze and the app is awesome and so easy to set up. It even helps you by letting you send it straight to your apple home or android version etc. One issue: If you make the mistake like me and change your wifi password while already having the nanoleaf lights set up you will need to delete the existing lights from the app and re setup. The way to do a soft reset or hard reset is to press the power button and the + and hold for 10 seconds or until you see the control lights flashing. It was not a major issue and only caused by my wifi change of password but it can easily be fixed by checking youtube or doing a search online... Overall I really like this accent and will be buying more!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.