There were first triangles, then squares. Then came the hexagons and then, finally, the lines. This is not sixth grade geometry homework. This is the latest addition to Nanoleaf's growing collection of modular LED light panel modules. Nanoleaf Lines, which are color-changing LED lights that change color in a bar-shaped form, are extremely lightweight and light-weight. They can be backlit at 60 degrees to create geometric designs. The Lines ($199.99), which have dual-color zones, can also add visual delight to any ceiling or wall.
Lines, like Nanoleafs Shapes Canvas and Elements wall panels can be attached using pre-affixed double-sided tape. However, you will need to plan your design carefully before installing. Each Line is powered by a large plug and a 14.7-foot cable. It emits 20 lumens, can display over 16 million colors, and has a color temperature range from 1200K up to 6500K. There are 18 lines that can be linked to a single power supply. You can control them using the Nanoleaf app or an on-device remote. Or you can use a compatible voice assistant to control them. Lines work only with Wi-Fi networks of 2.4GHz.
Nanoleaf offers 19 pre-set RGBW lighting scenes that change colors. You can also create your own to enhance your home or chill-out area. Nanoleaf's music visualization technology allows the Lines to sync with songs in real time.
All smart lighting products from Nanoleaf are compatible with Apple HomeKit
The Lines are not like the Elements panels that are more traditional and suited for home decor. They have a futuristic feel and seem to be made for YouTubers. Backlit shapes are also different from other shapes that project light upwards and not towards the wall. The Lines product line is also designed for gamers, especially since it integrates with Nanoleaf's screen mirror feature that allows you to sync your lights and colors with animations and on-screen animations. This requires the Nanoleaf desktop application, but can be used with any TV connected to an HDMI port.
The entire Nanoleaf smart lighting range is compatible with Apple HomeKit and Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThingss. This allows you to dim, change, or control the designs using voice commands, or by creating a smart home routine. Nanoleafs Lines, like its existing lighting panels, can be used as Thread border routers to connect to your network its Essentials line, light strips and bulbs without the need for a third party hub.
Nanoleaf eventually plans to make it so that any Thread-enabled device can connect to a Thread network via a Nanoleaf Border router. The Matter smart home standard uses Thread technology to connect smart home platforms and devices. This will allow for greater interoperability and better integration. Nanoleaf states that Lines were designed with Matter in Mind and will be compatible with the new standard via software updates next year.
Nanoleaf Lines are available for pre-order starting October 14th at Nanoleafs' website and Best Buy. Smarter Kits (9 lines) cost $199.99 and Expansion packs (3 lines) cost $79.99. This year, flex connectors for securing corners and black and pink skins will be available.