Nanoleaf Canvas

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Proconductor: Nanoleaf
Category: Actuator
Type: System of thelumimodular nation multi-touch panel
Technology: Wi-Fi
Installation difficulties: Bassa
Ease of use: Alta
Availability: Amazon
Review review: 1.2
Nanoleaf Canvas
THE MAGIC SQUARE

- "Nanoleaf Canvas"Is the most recent solution of theluminotecnica of the Canadian Nanoleaf, a company born in 2012 by (lucky) projet Kickstarter is today the world leader in the creation of domotic solutions for the illumidomestic style nation.

Evolution of the first solution called "Aurora", this new "Cavas"- presented at the CES of last year - improves it, although based on the same winning concept: to create elements lumiiridescent noses appwall licenses (but also other surfaces) that can be easily connected together to create a single, large surface lumicontrollable via propredefined grams and through final management tools such as smartphones and tablets.

Let's go step by step: there is a lot to discover.


The elementary brick of the Nanoleaf solution Canvas and the "Light XNUMX", Or a square component (15 cm. Side for 1,3 of profoundation) powered at low voltage capable of prolast up to 44 lumens frontally lumibrightness, light that can be emitted in a temperature range from 1200 to 6500 degrees Kelvin and in a color range of 16 million tones. The consumption of one of these "tiles" goes from 0,3W to 1W, variable consumption based on intensity lumiissued (adjustable from 0% to 100%).

Each tile has, at the rear, four small female slides containing three copper contacts; these sledges, through the so-called "male linkers" (supplied), allow to interconnect the tiles between them thus generating a single panel lumiI do not know. These contacts carry not only the voltage required for the power supply but also digital information necessary to coordinameof ignitions in terms of intensity luminosa and color.

Nanoleaf Canvas - Scheme
interconnection.

The tiles are conceptually all the same. The exception is "Control light square", A special tile that, in addition to emitting light itself like the communes"Light XNUMX", prosee also to the connection Wi-Fi (2,4Ghz) as well as at management and co-ordinationsnamento of the "Light XNUMX”Interconnected to it, which can reach a maximum of 499 (for an overall, huge panel composed of well 500 tiles).

Nanoleaf Canvas - Rear connection
detail of the connection of two tiles.

Power is supplied by an ad hoc power supply designed to supply 42 volts, a power supply that is transmitted through a particular connector which is certified on any of the female slides free on the perimeter of the panel. The maximum supply is 25W, equivalent to 25 interconnected tiles between them. As the size of the final panel increases, it is obviously necessary to linearly adjust the quantity of power supplies to ensure correct energy supply.

at "Control light square"Is equipped - unlike the municipalities"Light XNUMX"- of six touch controls useful for the first configuration and, subsequently, for controlling the behavior of the panel, which - as we shall see - can also be performed through app and / or home automation integrations.

Nanoleaf Canvas - Control light square controls
the control keys.

Once the arrangement - the scheme - of interconnection of the tiles is decided, it is therefore possible provvedere to wall installation, which takes place by means of small high-strength double-sided adhesive strips supplied.
It is not possible appl Nanoleaf Canvas to walls of rough bricks, but only on walls / surfaces that are generally smooth.

Installation

Once the tiles are interconnected and the panel is powered, it is necessary provvedere to the first configuration of the same through theapp Nanoleaf (available for iOS e Android).

If a device is used for this activity Appthe iOS, the procedura (rather simple) provides for prosee atadded HomeKit accessory (using the QR-Code placed on the attached manual), while using Android theapp uses NFC driven support.

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At the end of the first configuration and the addition of the panel to theapp Nanoleaf la proprocedure is completed with a procalibration process, which allows you to calibrate each tile individually in order to balance any color discrepancies.

Once this phase has been completed, the installation can be considered completed and is possible start using the panel.

App and functions

Theapp Nanoleaf is the mainstay on which the user experience is based in the use of this interesting system of thelumination. this app in fact, it enables the configuration and adjustment of the effects luminoses, effects that can be of four types:

  • base;
  • color;
  • rhythm;
  • group.
BASE

The basic settings are "solid" schemes: all the tiles assume the same color point. There are three basic ones prothreads, but you can add as many as you want and making them into profirst is - as we shall see - downloading them through theapp Nanoleaf.

COLOR

The "color" settings allow the use of iridescent schemes already available (or define new ones). These settings display even very different color animations, not only in terms of color interaction, but also in terms of speed, transit effect and other parameters.

RHYTHM

Similar to pro"color" and "rhythm" filaments allow the use of the microphone integrated in the "Control light square”In order to synchronize color and intensity variations lumibased on the music (or at least the noises) perceived in the environment where the panel is installed.

GROUP

Allows you to take advantage of the panel ... basically to play. There are indeed gods predefined games that use the touch function of the various tiles. One for all? Memory!


"Canvas" it means "fabric", Understood as canvas to paint: as such theapp consider the panel, and as such it is possible to "paint" with light. Faithful to this concept, theapp lets define - literally painting with the light - gods procustom threads (of the four types described) from applicare to profirst panel. Realizing a procustom "color" thread is possible - compatible with the number of tiles available - to achieve true e profirst light drawings.

Nanoleaf Canvas - Whale
an example of personal design.

Not only: l 'app allows to consult a collaborative online database (free) to download new ones prowires (of the "color", "rhythm" and "interactive" type), which allows you to always alternate pronew threads and patterns.

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Another interesting feature is the one related to proming: through app it is possible to instruct the panel in order to switch it on and / or off at certain times and conditions using specific effects lumino Yes.

Finally, theapp allows you to set up the function of lumiautomatic nosiness, which can be configured in mode ambience o Functional. The first causes the lumistrength of the panel increases with the increase of the light present - in itself - in the environment; the second does exactly the opposite, increasing it with decreasing present light.

Package Contents

"Nanoleaf Canvas"It is typically sold in first installation kits or in expansion kits, several single pieces (additional feeders, rigid linkers that soft angular for mounting on corner surfaces, etc.).

The first installation kit more typical is the one from 9 total tiles (1 master + 8 slave), which contains the tiles, the power supply from 25w, 9 rigid liker and the wall installation stickers.

Nanoleaf Canvas - 9 kit

There are also first installation kits from 17 and 25 total pieces; the kit of expansion instead it contains only 4 normal tiles (“Light squares") And related linkers. To implement the latter it is necessary to have already available a first installation kit or at least a power supply and a "Control light square"

Accessories

Nanoleaf Canvas can be controlled - as well as by app and by touch commands - also via Nanoleaf Remote, a device as big as a fist able to communicate via Bluetooth LE with the profirst panel and control its functions.

Nanoleaf Remote is for sale online at a price around the euro 60 and is able to control both panels Canvas that Aurora.


Like other accessories are also available flexible linkers, which allow you to mount the tiles even on curves and corners.

Compatibility

The degree of compatibility recognized by productor - outside of that, native, with theapp Nanoleaf (available for iOS e Android), is maximum.

Natively "Nanoleaf Canvas" indeed supports:

In practice, everything.
It goes without saying that compatibility with the major smart speakers is to be understood as the ability to control the panel and pilot its functions via voice commands.

Domotics integrability

In terms of home automation integrability, the solution does not present proproblems of any kind.

HOME ASSISTANT

"Nanoleaf Canvas"Integrates itselfnamea Home Assistant (starting from version 0.90) with a procedura not longer than five minutes.
The integration, carried out with a native and dedicated platform, generates a single one entity of type "LIght" called light.nanoleafwhich is rapplogical resentation of the panel at our personal home automation:

Nanoleaf Canvas - Integration Home Assistant

The very interesting thing about this integration is that all the patterns and effects lumino Yes are immediately available from the entity in the attribute "Effect“, Which allows us to integrate piousnamente "Nanoleaf Canvas" inside of of our automations, scenes and scripts.

We have dedicated to this integration a guide .

HOMEBRIDGE

No possibility of integration at HomeBridge, which is not necessary as the solution is already natively compatible with the home automation standard of Apple, HomeKit.

HOMEY

Thepersonal hardware HUB par excellence, Homey, has no proproblem in integrating Nanoleaf Canvas: a app allows it, in a few simple steps, full.


Also openHAB e Domoticz they are not inferior: they allow a good level of integration, practically on a par with Home Assistant.

Evaluation

Detailed evaluation:

Constructive quality
Functionality
Use: quality and experience
Compatibility
integration
Price
Media
Nanoleaf Canvas - BoA"Nanoleaf Canvas"Is not a simple solution for theluminotecnica, but much more.

It has to do with interior architecture, with style and refinement. It is a well-made home automation component, but it was well conceived before: his great scalability and modularity it makes it an object that never gets boring, that makes a division in itself in making the most anonymous of environments a place where it is more than pleasant to stay.

The features and scenarios are fun and virtually endless, thanks also excellent applished here acting from central to co-ordinatesnamento and that allows the panel to adopt new patterns and plays of light.

We assigned "Nanoleaf Canvas"Top marks in almost all departments, even at the price item to which we assigned an 3 / 5: although it costs a lot (because yes, it is very expensive), the price is frankly justified for quality and results. We are certain that where it cost half we would find it at every corner, but it is perhaps also prothis is the price for the few: it is exclusive and guarantees an effect at home wow to anyone who comes to visit us and, everydaynameto ourselves whenever we turn it on.

The great possibility of integration with ours closes a picture that is already positive in itself personal HUB- including color and animation scenarios - which allows us to create extraordinary automatisms in terms of automatic activation and deactivation in the face of the most disparate conditions.

"Nanoleaf Canvas“, A jewel for the profirst domotic crown.


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