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Nanoleaf today introduced the newest lights in its Shapes lighting panel lineup, debuting the Shapes Triangles and the Shapes Mini Triangles, which are interoperable with one another and the Nanoleaf Hexagon panels that launched earlier this year.

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The new Shapes Triangles are Nanoleaf's second triangle-shaped product and are a followup to the original Nanoleaf Light Panels that were triangle shaped. These new panels are an upgrade over the original and are not compatible with the original triangles. Nanoleaf says that the new Triangles have feature slightly rounded and smaller corners.

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With the launch of the Triangles and Mini Triangles, it is possible to connect different panel shapes together for the first time since Nanoleaf began producing light panels. The Triangles and Mini Triangles can connect with one another, and they can also be connected to the Hexagon-shaped panels.
"Nanoleaf's vision for the Shapes Line is to give users the complete design freedom to create their most personal lighting experience yet. Smart lighting is about pushing the boundaries of possibility and that is exactly what we wanted to offer with our Shapes Line," says Gimmy Chu, CEO and Co-Founder of Nanoleaf. "With the addition of Triangles and Mini Triangles, we're allowing users to explore and combine lighting shapes like never before. Bringing together smart technology and thoughtful design, the Shapes Line leads the Smart Decor category for a lighting experience that truly has no limits."
The Mini Triangles can be used alone and are sold in a standalone set, marking Nanoleaf's smallest lighting solution to date. The standard Triangle panels can also be used on their own, or combined with the mini version.

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Like other Nanoleaf products, both the Triangles and the Mini Triangles can be set to more than 16 million colors with Nanoleaf offering solid colors, and shifting color patterns that can be set and controlled through the Nanoleaf app. Triangles and Mini Triangles connect to WiFi and are compatible with HomeKit.

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Nanoleaf offers a LayoutDetect feature that optimizes how the panels are lit, along with pre-programmed scenes that can mirror nature or paint the room in a rainbow of light. Triangles and Mini Triangles have the same feature set as other products like Rhythm Music Sync, which allows them to light up based on the music that's playing in the room.

With the Hexagons, Nanoleaf introduced a new snap-on mounting system for easier installation and redesign, which is also used by the Triangles and Mini Triangles. Alongside the launch of the new light panels, Nanoleaf will be debuting an app update that includes a new color picker and a more intuitive interface that allows for access to a wider range of colors and palettes.

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In the future, Nanoleaf plans to introduce an "Essentials" line that's equipped with smart bulbs and light strips. The bulb has a multi-faceted design while the light strip will offer multiple colors, with both controllable through the Nanoleaf app.

Nanoleaf's Triangles and Mini Triangles can be purchased from the Nanoleaf website starting today, and they are also available in some retail store locations. Triangles are priced at $199 for a set of 7, while Mini Triangles are priced at $119 for a set of five. An expansion pack with three large Triangles is $60, and an expansion pack with 10 Mini Triangles is priced at $119.

Article Link: Nanoleaf Launches New HomeKit-Enabled Shapes Triangle and Mini Triangle Lighting Panels
 

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It’s interesting, but very niche. The price is brutal. But if you’re someone who wants some type uniqueness maybe that’s into art or things of the nature, I could maybe see the appeal. (Mainly for an office space or something.)
 

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I made the mistake of buying some Nanoleafs once. They were overpriced, flimsy and they were endlessly disconnecting and not worth the trouble. The people I dealt with in their customer service department were smarmy and unhelpful. Upon reflection their products were also super cheesy. I generally have pretty good taste in design and aesthetics. But I'm human and make mistakes. Putting Nanoleaf on my wall (and wasting my money) was a mistake.
 
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It’s too bad they still haven’t released actual triangles. These would look so much better without the rounded corners.
 

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I love the square Nanoleaf Canvas lights I installed in my home office a couple months back (partially thanks to MacRumors article reminding me of the Canvas model). I have a strip above my desk and monitor that goes from corner to corner on an accent wall that was previously bare. Initially I was worried the lights would distract me from focusing on the monitor, but I find they actually help my eyes, especially on a lower brightness setting in the evening. The "reading light" setting lifts my mood during the day and really brings a feeling of daylight into a room that's only bright during the early morning hours. I have my favorite settings for evening, too. So not only do they look great, they're very functional for me as well. Yes, they're on the pricier side, but so far it's been a purchase I have no regrets about.
 
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It’s interesting, but very niche. The price is brutal. But if you’re someone who wants some type uniqueness maybe that’s into art or things of the nature, I could maybe see the appeal. (Mainly for an office space or something.)

That’s the thing, these are just improvements on something that’s been out for years. To me the uniqueness is gone and when I see them I expect to see a Jarvis standing desk and three little plants in white ikea pots.

Don’t get me wrong, I love rgb - when it’s functional.
 

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A set of 7 is $199... I'd rather have that in my 401k growing to retire one day. What the hell is wrong with people.

Perhaps they hoping to charge unrealistic prices following apples lead .... but no one comes to your house and says "hey what kind of plastic lights are on your wall? Ooh genuine Nanoleaf lights? Wow I am impressed, You have really arrived when you can afford genuine Nanoleaf kids lights on your wall"
 

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A couple iPhone shots of the square Canvas lights.

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Who buys this crap? Looks awful!

just About every ad I’ve seen about Leaf LED lights or news threads here on Maceumors about the here alway show them in a well lit room. I can never tell it’s real world intensity plus the colours seem to be pastel in brilliance nothing pops!!?

That's a pricey triangle.

beginning with Egypt man which triangle with as ever cheap?! Even today the one on the USA dollar costs you $10 just to break even !


Nanoleaf lights are great, make nice decorative items, and fun too! Integrate with IFTTT as well.

un whats an IFTTT? Sincerely?

All I see are Equilaterals. Boring. Let me know when the Scalene and Isosceles versions are out. ?

We is here ...
 

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un whats an IFTTT? Sincerely?

"If That Then This"


You can use pre-built applets, or create your own. Similar to Apple's Workflow but with significantly more integration partners.
 
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just About every ad I’ve seen about Leaf LED lights or news threads here on Maceumors about the here alway show them in a well lit room. I can never tell it’s real world intensity plus the colours seem to be pastel in brilliance nothing pops!!?

They definitely pop, day or night. At night the 25 squares I have is enough to light up the entire room, and if they’re on a darker wall it can look super dark and give them a cool floating effect. I intentionally set my iPhone camera to expose for the lights, otherwise the highlights would’ve been blown out and I wanted to show the brushed texture of the canvas model.
 
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