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Nanoleaf, the company that makes lighting panels designed for walls and ceilings, is showing off an upcoming product at CES -- hexagon-shaped light panels.

Nanoleaf currently offers triangle-shaped light panels and square-shaped Canvas panels, a new product introduced in December. The six-sided Hexagon tiles are similar to the Canvas, but come in a unique hexagon design.

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Like the square Canvas tiles, the Hexagons are touch enabled, so you can use taps, swipes, and other gestures to do things like swap scenes, turn the tiles on and off, adjust brightness, and more. Up to 500 Hexagons can be connected together and controlled with a single Control Hexagon, though additional power supplies are required for each group of 25.

The Hexagons are in the early stages of development and are set to be released in the fourth quarter of 2019. Pricing is not available for the Hexagon setup, but the Nanoleaf Canvas, which has similar capabilities, is priced at $250.

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Nanoleaf is also showcasing its Mounting Grid solution for the Nanoleaf Canvas, which is designed for commercial installations and lets users snap the light squares into place for a secure setup. The Nanoleaf Canvas Mounting Grid will be available in the third quarter of 2019.

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For those attending the show, Nanoleaf has an Infinity Lights Room on display, which it calls an "explorative journey through sight, sound, and touch." Nanoleaf Canvas games like Whack-A-Mole, "Canvas" Crush, and Pacman will also be shown off.

Article Link: CES 2019: Nanoleaf Shows Off New Hexagon-Shaped Canvas Light Panels, Upcoming Grid Mounting Option
 

cjboffoli97

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Nanoleaf products look nice but they are kind of pricey.

They ARE pricey. They also don't work consistently. I had the first generation and they were always endlessly disconnecting and having to be reset. Customer service could be surly sometimes. I sold mine and would never buy from this company again. Their products are junk.
 

RedWing512

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They ARE pricey. They also don't work consistently. I had the first generation and they were always endlessly disconnecting and having to be reset. Customer service could be surly sometimes. I sold mine and would never buy from this company again. Their products are junk.

I have a set at home, and while they are pricey, they look great paired with my Hue lights, and I have never had any issues.
 

ericwn

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We have a good number of Nanoleaf lights at home and over the course of a year i has to reset them once I think. It wasn’t great to have to do it but went over quickly.

Overall I really like their lightning system and it’s nice to have more options soon.
 
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Zorn

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We have a good number of Nanoleaf lights at home and over the course of a year i has to reset them once I think. It wasn’t great to have to do it but went over quickly.

Overall I really like their lightning system and it’s nice to have more options soon.

Pretty much mirrors my experience with the Aurora panels. Maybe twice ever have they just gone unresponsive where I had to quickly unplug/replug the cord. They are a lot more reliable than some smart home products I have used.
 

locust76

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My Nanoleafs have been fairly reliable over the past few months that I've had them. Maybe one or two situations where I've needed to reset them. No real big deal. Otherwise they work great with Homekit integration and my HomePods
 

macduke

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I was wanting to add some to my new studio space but the square ones I was waiting for just didn't end up looking very good with the weird cross pattern inside. Hopefully these are better, but I really wanted some square ones to make some pixel art on my walls.
 

Klososky

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I have the original triangles and they have been rock solid. However, I have faced nothing but disappointment with the Nanoleaf Remote. It constantly has to be reset and seems to have severe problems with the app. I opened a customer service ticket and the best they could do was tell me to restart my iPhone. Terrible customer service.
 

ipedro

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This mountain system is what I’ve been waiting for to mount lights on my ceiling. I did a DIY solution but it didn’t stay mounted on the ceiling for long.
 
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H3LL5P4WN

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If I ever hit the lottery, my living/home theater room will have it's ceiling covered with these. Which I know will negate all of the touch interaction.
 

Unregistered 4U

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I haven’t had problems with my panels or the remote. Everything has worked since I set them up initially AND added more panels.

For anyone thinking about it, I’d say try buying from a local place so that you can return it if you get a bad set (and avoid dealing with Nanoleaf as much as possible apparently). If they work for you, they’re really bright, they’re fun to animate and come up with patterns, and controlling via HomeKit is very cool. If all you need is colored lights, there are cheaper ways to get those. If you want a wall toy, this is a cool one!
 

ericwn

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I forgot to mention: Bestbuy has the Aurora sets on sale every now and then- at least here in Canada. Much cheaper than elsewhere!
 

tubular

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I've got two sets of the Aurora (the triangles) and I think they're great.

Very much looking forward to the hexagons though!
 

maxfromdenmark

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I could compare lately at mortar and brick store original Aurora vs Canvas and I like more like original Aurora presents colors. You can observe some kinds of “lines” on Canvas and Hexagonal and I don’t like it.
 
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