Nanoleaf has announced the new Nanoleaf Elements line, a set of programmable touch sensitive wall panels that are designed to look as designy when turned off as they do when on. The new Elements line utilizes a wood-like veneer that allows the light to shine through when its on but doesn’t look blank when the light isn’t in use.
As reported in The Verge, The Elements do not have a full color spectrum LED, but they are adjustable from warm to cool white. Nanoleaf includes 11 preset lighting effects, or you can use the app to program your own. The touch-sensitive panels can also be synced to music or adjust their white temperature automatically throughout the day based on circadian rhythms.
The base $299.99 Elements Smarter kit includes seven panels. Add-on packs of three more light panels are available for $99.99 each.
The new Nanoleaf Elements products are available through the company’s website starting today, June 3rd, and will be at Best Buy stores later this month.
Nanoleaf is also getting in on the new Thread network standard has announced that its light panels will become Thread border routers, allowing them to act as a hub on a Thread network and extend the signal throughout the home. Thread is the main technology in the forthcoming Matter smart home standard, (from the Connectivity Standards Alliance nee Zigbee Alliance) which aims to unite smart home devices and platforms and allow for more interoperability. Nanoleaf says the Thread compatibility will be added through a software update this month.