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Where ever you game if its just your gaming room or man cave you always want it to be eye-catching and what better way to do that than using Nanoleaf lighting, they have been releasing game-changing and innovative lighting ideas for almost ten years, with the latest update coming out only last month! Not only do they offer panel lighting but you are now able to get bulbs and lighting strips.


What is Nanoleaf

Nanoleaf was founded by 3 like-minded individuals who wanted to change up the lighting industry, creating their first product the Nanoleaf One, the world’s most energy-efficient light bulb! Over the next few years, they release numerous products all of which are much more popular than they could have imagined and they open an HQ with a team of 15. They now run a company that supplies a much larger range of products in over 40 different countries and announced so more products to look forward to in the coming year.

What Products They OfferNanoleaf Light Panels

as we have mentioned they have released a wide variety of products, first off was the Nanoleaf one, which is one of the most energy-efficient bulbs of the time, followed by the Nanoleaf Bloom a few years later. The next product they released was the Nanoleaf Light Panels, this is the product that is more known for as it changed the game on lighting with an idea no one else had ever thought of. You can buy a pack of triangular light panels in which you can connect into whatever shape you are after. Over time these have been upgraded so they would link to your music and change colour to the music you are listening to, or you can get it to reflect what is on your screen for the ultimate movie nights or those long gaming sessions.

Nanoleaf Remote


The next release was the Nanoleaf Remote Control, this is a remote control that you can use to control your Nanoleaf products and also third party homekit products. It can hold up to 12 commands for the products, for instance, you can have 1 side turn the lights on / off, and it even has rotation control, for example, you can turn it clockwise to dim the lights, or anti-clockwise to brighten them. The Nanoleaf Remote even looks like a piece of art in itself


In 2019 came the next release which was the Nanoleaf Canvas, when this was released they sold out of all pre-order stock within a week. This comes with the latest technologies as you can control these panels through touch, along with even more design Nanoleaf Canvaspossibilities than ever before.

Rather than being in a triangular shape, these are square light panels, they are still controllable through music, and you can link it up to your screen for added effect while watching films or gaming. As we said these panels can also be controlled through the touch of your hand.

The latest product they have released is the Nanoleaf Shapes, which features the first modular smart lighting with Shape interconnectivity or what they call Connect+. Hexagons are the first shape of the line but you can also buy two different sized triangles to mix it up.
If you buy the different shapes out of the Shapes line you can connect them all up to create whatever design you want.

Again you can link these up with your music and what is on the screen of what you are doing. You are NanoLeaf Shapesalso able to control them via touch, the same as the last release. This series has what is called layout detect, this is where it creates intelligent colour animations depending on what panel layout you have. The Nanoleaf Shape range sold out its pre-orders in the first 72 hours of being released.


In their latest announcement in late 2020, they have said they are working on lighting strips, these are due to be released in 2021 for you to get your hands on! With these strips, you can have custom schedules, you can wake up to natural sunrise colours, along with being able to change the colour temperature to complement your body’s natural clock. All of this can be controlled through the app or homekit, or google home, if you don’t want to use the app, you can use the manual controller, you can turn on/off, change brightness, or cycle through the colours with ease.

How it Works

When you purchase a starter kit you would get the panels that you have chosen, a rhythm controller to link up with your music or screens, the power supply, a controller, the required amount of linkers to connect your panels together, the double-sided sticky pads to mount them to the wall and last of all a quick starter guide to get you going. You don’t need anything extra to get you going, you don’t need any tools as they are all mounted by tape that is supplied.

With all of the available panel lighting, you can connect to Wi-Fi which allows you to go more advanced controls, which give you a wide amount of possibilities to control your Nanoleaf, for instance, you have the Nanoleaf App, here you can control the different rooms individually, you can virtually create a layout and see if it looks right where you were planning without having to stick anything to the walls. You can create schedules, for different times of the day and different days of the week. You can even see playlists that other people within the community have created to watch the lights dance around as you listen to your favourite songs. The possibilities are endless!

You do have the ability to control it through Apple homekit, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Nanoleaf Screen Mirror, Nanoleaf Desktop App, Razer, and numerous other Apps, all with their own ways to control your lights. Touch is another way in which you can control them, you don’t have quite the customizing options as the Apps but it certainly makes it easier as you just walk past.

Where to Purchase

There are numerous places where you can purchase your Nanoleaf Starter Pack! first off would be through them directly, they have all of the information that you need to make your decision along with all of the expansion packs when you may want them, or even if you need any spares. You also have amazon, if you want to get them the next day this might be the way you choose to go, they have most if not all of the products on there as well. You also have Currys, which offer most of the range, again you can order them for delivery or if you want them that bit sooner you can collect if they have them available. Then you have Apple, as you can link them up with their products and the only other place I am going to mention for now would be Scan, just so you can link it up with your gaming rig for a whole new experience.

What We Think

all you have to do is look at the reviews that Nanoleaf receives to know that it is a good product and how amazing they look, you don’t have to take it from me. They do create a whole different atmosphere when you have them customized to your liking, they certainly get the attention of everyone who comes in as they just catch your eye because people don’t always see them around. They are the perfect product to make your gaming room look next level, and it gives you a whole new experience when you have them behind your screen mirroring the effects you are seeing on screen. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is into their tech and wants to change the man cave up a bit!

If you already have a Nanoleaf design share it with us below along with a few words on what you think!


10 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for your review on Nanoleaf, I have never heard about this company before but I have to say that I like their products and their vision. The hexagon lights will be a perfect gift for my husband for Christmas. We have been spending a lot of time indoors lately and I am sure that he will appreciate that. Thanks again for your amazing review! 

    • Thank you for taking the time to read, they really are amazing products. It certainly changes the look of the interior! Thank you again

  2. I had never heard of Nano Leaf before visiting this website and confess I thought it was something to do with Cannabis, when I don’t even smoke!!

    So I was curious to read on a bit more and educate myself on it. I was even more surprised to see that it has nothing to do with illegal Substances, but… Lighting and energy efficient ones at that.

    What is innovative about them is that they connect to what you want to connect them to and change according to the mood, almost of the movie or game, which is ingenious.

    For anyone thinking of buying these, then this website shows serious consideration as to why you would.

    • Haha no, it certainly isn’t about any illegal substance, but thank you for reading. They certainly are pushing for a sustainable future! and to impress as well.

      Thank you

  3. Hey Ben. Great article. To be completely fair I haven never heard before about NanoLeaf but I must admit they products look absolutely stunning. I already can imagine at least few places in my house where they would look perfect. I especially like idea of NanoLeaf shapes where you can create composition by yourself. My birthdays are soon and I may already know what I will be wishing for. Thank you for this post!

    • They certainly are impressive especially the face they are completely customizable! 

      I’m glad you like them! please come back with a picture once you have them set up!

      Thank you

  4. Wow this is very cool technology! I love that it is customizable to many different patterns/shapes, the variety really adds to the appeal. If you plan on streaming I definitely see this as a must have to transform the ambience. I watch Hearthstone streamers and many of them have special lights that change over time in some pattern. Ones that change with the rhythm of the music seem even more enticing for the audience!

    • It is impressive stuff, there’s not a lot on the market that competes with this with these options as well. 

      Thank you for taking the time to read!

  5. Hi there, I’ve never heard about this product before, but was looking for interesting lighting whilst redecorating my 12 year old son’s bedroom (he’s an avid gamer’, and this just seems like it would fit in perfect! It’s also great that they are energy efficient as he is always leaving the lights on even when he’s not in his room (SO annoying for me) lol!

    • They certainly are an interesting product! and I am sure he would be keen on them as they are very engaging. That is certainly a positive as it would hopefully save you some money! To help you could use the smart remote which is completely different to make it more interesting or even use the app to control them!

      Thank you for reading!

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