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The Best Nanoleaf Alternatives in 2021

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You may have seen Nanoleafs on your favourite YouTuber’s wall or in swanky clubs and design agencies, but what you probably didn’t know is that there are a lot of great Nanoleafs alternatives out there too! This list of best Nanoleaf alternatives can help you choose the best wall light for your needs.

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Feel free to skip ahead  to a specific Nanoleaf alternative if you’re short on time:

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit 

Nano Leaf Rhythm Edition

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition
Pros Cons
It’s still a Nanoleaf product It comes with a hefty price tag
It has more panels than other products It only comes in a triangular shape
Its lights are reactive to the rhythm of the music It’s not touch-reactive

Hey, so it’s a bit of a cheat, to call the Rythm edition of Nanoleaf a Nanoleaf alternative but it really is a top-quality product a deserves a spot on this page. One of the great features of the Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit is that it can be paired with an Alexa device (if you have one already) for voice control.

Another big advantage is that it is still from the Nanoleaf family. Once you get extra money to spend, you can always buy the expansion pack to extend your wall panel design.

Also, it comes with 15 panels while the usual starter kits only come with 5, 7 or 9 panels. But, of course, it comes with a hefty price tag while the starter kits are only half the price.

More reasons to consider Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition:

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition
  • Create a stunning audiovisual lightshow in your home with the Nanoleaf Rhythm.
  • Connect the triangular colour-changing LED panels together and mount them with the included adhesive pads.
  • The Rhythm module recognizes music so the panels change colour in time with the rhythm, and you can also use the app or voice control to make your own shows.
  • Wattage: 0.7

Compared to the Nanoleaf Canvas, its PSU cable length is twice as long (16.5 ft/ 5 m). Per panel is also bigger in size, with its height and width measured at 8.25 in and 9.5 in respectively, while the Canvas panel only measures 5.9 x 5.9 in.

Moreover, there’s a bit of a problem with the wall adhesive that comes along with the panels, according to a few customer reviews. Although other consumers testified that the amount of 3M strips included are more than enough.

Basically, what it does is It recognizes the rhythm of your music and the LED panels will accordingly react, giving its users a stunning audiovisual light show.

Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition

ODISTAR Remote Control Hexagon Wall Light 

ODISTAR Remote Control Hexagon Wall Lights

ODISTAR Remote Control Hexagon Wall Lights
Pros Cons
It has a USB power supply It’s thicker than Nanoleaf
It’s compatible with other products
It’s touch-sensitive

The ODISTAR Remote Control Hexagon Wall Light has a lot of modes aside from the 13 monochrome modes. It has a colourful slow-change mode, fast-change mode, monochrome flash mode, brightness adjustment mode, and a timing function.

Switching from one mode to another is also made easy — with a simple touch on its remote.  It comes with a USB power supply, so users can easily connect the wall panel to a laptop, a PC, or even to a power bank.

There’s no complicated instruction as to its power supply, so long as you have a USB port available.  Also, it is touch-sensitive. To change each panel’s colour, you can just simply tap the centre.

More reasons to consider ODISTAR Remote Control Hexagon Wall Light:

ODISTAR Remote Control Hexagon Wall Light
  • 【Remote control】 Remote control of color quantum lights,remote control of 13 monochrome modes, and colorful slow-change mode, fast-change mode, monochrome flash mode, brightness adjustment mode, timing function, you can switch multiple modes with a little
  • 【 USB power】Unique USB power supply, can be connected to the power bank, computer, notebook, so you can use in more scenarios
  • 【Modular Touch-Sensitive Lighting】This is a modular touch-sensing wall light. Use hexagonal floppy to create any structure to suit your needs,13 fixed colors and 3 dynamic modes switchable ,then turn it on and off by touching it
  • 【Minimalist Design】The minimalist design and unique geometric design not only illuminate but also decorate your house.Free splicing combination, through connecting pieces, it is easy to combine with another product to create the most suitable internal structure for you.Widely used, can be placed in the living room, bedroom, study, restaurant, hotel, etc

Unlike the Nanoleaf, this product is compatible with other wall light products, so if you feel like attaching another wall light with a different brand name, it won’t be an issue.

This product, however, is thicker than the Nanoleaf. While the Nanoleaf is only 0.24-inches thick, the ODISTAR is 0.8 inches thick. So the wall panel design won’t be as sleek and as minimalist as the Nanoleaf.  Every ODISTAR hexagon panel is also only 2 inches long and 4 inches wide. T

here is no doubt that ODISTAR is a worthy Nanoleaf alternative and can be used as a colourful wall design in any part of the house — may it be in the bedroom, the living room, or in the office.

ODISTAR Remote Control Hexagon Wall Lights

SELFILA Hexagon Splicing RGB 

SELFILA Hexagon Wall Lights 

SELFILA Hexagon Splicing RGB Light
Pros Cons
It can be a lamp as well
It’s bigger and thicker than other products
It’s way cheaper It only comes with a USB cord
It has magnetic splicing for easy panel building

What makes the SELFILA Hexagon Splicing RGB Lights Hexagonal Wall Lights Modular Touch Sensitive Lights DIY Glow Homekit Multicolor Lamp Colour Honeycomb Lights Lights a great Nanoleaf alternative is that it can also be used as a lamp. Get that same wall light vibe but on your table or on your bedside dresser.

While the Nanoleaf can adapt to the rhythm of the music, the SELFILA RGB lights can be adjusted depending on the mood or ambience. For example, a cosy and quiet ambience for reading or a multi-colour effect for parties. It can be adjusted for different scenarios or environments like in a cosy night in with a takeaway or to add energy to a music studio.

Price reduction
SELFILA Hexagon Splicing RGB
  • 【Creative DIY Shapes】Inspired from building block bricks and jigsaw puzzle and honeycomb, the selfila hexagonal LED Lights fast modular component lights are entertaining and interesting. They allow you to create unique layouts and display your personalized smart lives. You can design the panels into shapes as you like.
  • 【Cool and Gorgeous Decoration】Add a wow-factor to a room. You can create cozy and quiet ambiance for reading, multi-color light for party and holiday, yellow to make your home warm and pink to render romantic atmosphere, etc. An amazing and impressing light decor for various scenes: home, party, bedroom, wall, hall, commercial building, restaurant, bar, cafe, pub, concert, workshop, hotel, corridor, studio, stairwell, etc.
  • 【Fancy Colors & Awesome Effects】This selfila smart rgb led lights for wall will give vivid color, bright light cycle and variable hue scheme.You can choose different colors and modes to suit your moods and the scenes. You will enjoy stunning and gorgeous light effects, experience unique pop and vibe.
  • 【Super Easy Installation】Fast modular components without APP, that can easily adapt to any scenario. Use magnetic edges to connect the lights together to form the structure that best fits your interior.

Price-wise, this product is also cheaper. This will include six 7 x 7 in. panels, with a thickness of 2 inches. So, it is also thicker than the Nanoleaf.  Meanwhile, what makes this product better is that it has magnetic splicing, so connecting each panel comes with complete ease. It also carries a USB power supply (but without the adapter).

There’s no installation needed or other apps to connect this product to. Simply touch the centre of the panel to change its light mode and long-press the same to turn it off.

SELFILA Hexagon Splicing RGB Light

LifeSmart Cololight Hexagon Light 

LifeSmart Cololight

LifeSmart Cololight Hexagon Light
Pros Cons
It can also be used as a lamp Not the most user-friendly
It can be operated via voice command
It’s smaller to compared to other products

The LifeSmart Cololight Hexagon Light is similar to the SELFILA, in a way that it can also be used as a lamp, aside from a wall light design.  It can also be paired with an Alexa or other Google Assistant device for voice control. But, it doesn’t necessarily need a hub for that.

LifeSmart Cololight Hexagon Light
  • APP & VOICE CONTROL: No hub is required. Download "Cololight" APP and Voice command Alexa, and Google Assistant to personalize your lighting. Dozens of Dynamic Effects with 16 Million Colors: Customized Color, Selected Color, Dynamic Effect; Brightness & Speed Adjustment, Timing Function, Eye-Protection. 2 switch modes to control your lights without any remote control. (1) Control your lights on the app. (2) Touch the button on the controller.
  • SMART TIMER NIGHT LIGHT: Set the timing on the app, automatically turn on or turn off your lights. When the light is automatically turned on, the light will display the effect of the last use. PS: Please save your lighting effects when the customization is complete. These lights can also be used as a nursery night light/children's bedside light to exercise their imagination.
  • PORTABLE USB POWERED LIGHT: Unique USB power supply design for convenient use and portable carry. You can connect your Cololight lights to the power bank, computer, notebook, or other more scenarios. EACH PANEL MEASURES 3.38 x 2.93 x 1.2 INCH. Cololight hexagonal light panels are made of high-quality ABS for uniform light and powerful light transmission, with longer service life and no peculiar smell. [NOT SUPPORT 5G WiFi]
  • BRAND CUSTOMER SERVICE: Please carefully read the User Manual before using. For any problems, please feel free to contact us, we will provide you satisfying solution. Please Note before your purchase: (1) 1pc light block is an added part and need works with a main power base, it can not work without power source. (2) If you need to mount the hexagon led lights on the wall, you can buy the 10pcs wall accessories kit.

The product comes with its own mobile app called “Cololight”. With the app, users can control its light colour and brightness via voice command. And just like the Nanoleaf, LifeSmart’s light display can also be synced with your misc through your phone’s mic via the app.

It’ll intelligently change colours based on the music being played.  There’s also a lot of Cololight packages to choose from, so have a look for the right package for the design you have in mind. It’s a bit thicker than the rest of the Nanoleaf alternatives, with a thickness of 1.2 inches, while its dimension is measured at 3.38 x2.93 in.

LifeSmart Cololight Hexagon Light

Yescom Smart LED Light Kit

Yescom Smart LED Light Kit 

Yescom Smart LED Light Kit
Pros Cons
It can alternatively be used as a lamp
Might be a bit small for other people’s preference
It has a voice command availability
Its app-dependency may not appeal to all ages

Similar to the two products mentioned, Yescom WiFi Smart LED Light Kit can alternatively be used as a lamp. It comes with 6 blocks but its base can carry as many as 10. Making it more fun to shape your lamp into a heart or a mini Christmas tree.

It can also be connected to Alexa and other Google Assitant devices for voice interaction. It can also react to the rhythm of your music but only in a dynamic wavelike movement.  Aside from having voice command availability, Yescom can also automatically light up when the door opens.

Yescom WiFi Smart LED Light Kit
  • [Modular Light for Different Shapes]: Hexagonal Smart Light, 6 blocks to splice together to form various shapes; More blocks for more variety of patterns, adds more interest to your life;1 base maximumly supports 10 blocks to set the ambience with different shapes for special date, such as Christmas tree, a heart for Valentine's day
  • [Music & Voice Interaction]: By connecting to Amazon Alexa & Google Assistance, color changing & dynamic wavelike light that can dance with music rhythm are available, also for activating the lamp by your voice, and auto lighting up when opening door, feels like living in the future
  • [16 million Color Selection]: Up to 16 million colors to display, 3 selection modes for different color effects, Selected Mode presents preset color for specific shape, Dynamic Mode for showing presetting dynamic color effect, Customized Mode for freely DIY; Perfect for daily use, provides dining, living and so many other scenes to make your life colorful
  • [Intelligent Control by Smartphone]: Detailed adjustment is available by using APP, conveniently and finely changing color, brightness & customizing light effect; touch sensitive back area for changing color, intelligent & convenient operation for gorgeous lighting

Moreover, its light effect, brightness, and changing of colour can be done through a mobile app.  For the individual panel size, there are no dimensions mentioned but its packaging is measured at 11.85 x 3.9 x 3.86 inches.

The products (along with its base and other equipment) comes in round and tall pencil case-like container, so you can only imagine how small each panel is.

Yescom Smart LED Light Kit

Koozam Smart Wall LED Light Panels 

Koozam Smart Wall LED Light Panels

Koozam Smart Wall LED Light Panels
Pros Cons
The lights are customizable to a point wherein it can even be dimmable
With its large size, it might not conveniently fit on all types of walls
It is sound-activated
It has many ways to control

While the Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition reacts to the beat of your music, the Koozam Smart Wall LED Light Panels are activated by sound. The colours will start changing and “dance” to the tune of your music.

There’s a lot of ways to control this wall panel design: through touch, voice (via Alexa and other Google Assistant devices) and through a mobile app. Aside from that, it also has its very own remote control. You can connect up to 1024 panel pieces as well.

Koozam Smart Wall LED Light Panels
  • 🌈 BOOSTS THE AMBIANCE IN ANY INDOOR SPACE: Bring some whimsical charm to any room at home or your business with these cool lamps. This sound-activated DIY lighting set switches between millions of different color combinations.
  • 🌈 ADJUST THE COLORS BASED ON YOUR MOOD: Hosting a big party with friends or family? You can create a more bold, upbeat color show using the panels. If you’re looking to unwind and relax, then you can turn the colors down to make them more soothing. The choice is yours.
  • 🌈 CREATE CUSTOM DESIGN ON THE WALL OR TABLE: One of the neatest features of these triangle tiles is that they’re customizable. Let your imagination run wild, coming up with different designs on a wall or table. You become the artist with these lights.
  • 🌈 EASY TO CONTROL USING VOICE OR THE APP: There are many ways to be in control of this wall decoration. Use an app on your smartphone or touch and voice control, which all work alongside Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

It’s thicker and also larger than the rest of the products mentioned, with a package dimension of 12.4 x 10 x 3.9 inches.  Each pack has a total of 9 panels.

Koozam Smart Wall LED Light Panels

QBABY Hexagonal Wall Light 

QBABY Hexagonal Wall Light 

QBABY Hexagonal Wall Light
Pros Cons
The design creativity is endless with its magnetic panel connection
The colour temperature is limited to warm white

The QBABY Hexagonal Wall Light is magnetic so each panel can be easily pieced together. It is also touch-sensitive, which is quite innovative considering the panels are interconnected through the magnet. Meanwhile, each panel can work independently from each other, which means users can control which panels to open and close.

For a single power adapter, users can connect a maximum of 65 “lamps” but each pack only contains 16 pieces. Which is already great considering how many panels are offered from other products.

The panels are also thin, so it gives a great minimalist design, just like what makes Nanoleaf attractive. It has a thickness of 0.8 mm and with a 100 x 115 mm dimension.  Pros:

QBABY Hexagonal Wall Light

Keith Hexagon Led Lights

Keith LED Wall Lights

Keith Hexagon Led Lights
Pros Cons
The panels can be connected through a magnet There’s limited customizability
The control is simple as tapping the panels to change colour and to turn off
There’s a limit of up to 20 blocks (or panels) per one power circuit

The Keith Hexagon Lights has a unique touch function wherein every tap will correspond to change of a certain colour. To be exact, the first touch is red, the second touch is green, the third touch is blue, the fourth is a colour jump, while the fifth is its off switch.

Similar to the QBABY product, the honeycomb wall light panels can be connected through a magnet. Also, each panel can be independently controlled without affecting the others.

Keith Hexagon Lights
  • UPGRADE RGB WICK - We have upgraded the hexagonal wick.Upgrade to 5 inch large size, making the light source more uniform and colorful, and each lamp can be individually illuminated, so that you can change the color of a single lamp to suit the atmosphere of different environments.I'm sure you'll like it when you have it.
  • RICH COLOR MODE - Power on is color gradient, first touch red, second touch green, third touch blue, fourth color jump, fifth off. Touch the color gradient again. This is the cycle. When fade is infinite color cycle fade, and when jump is 7 colors cycle jump.
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR SPACE: It can be freely combined with a different number of modules to create the pattern you want. It can be used as night light or wall art to add a bright style to your home.
  • PERFECT GIFT - Perfect and sweet gift for your lover, kids, families, friends, coworkers.With 12v safety voltage, you can use it with your family and friends to play games, create a romantic bedroom atmosphere, and more.

It’s also comparably thicker, with a 4.6 in thickness and with a dimension of 7.1 x 4.9 in. Per pack comes with 6 panels (with equivalent sticky pads for mounting) and one power adapter. Plus, the instruction manual, of course.

This product is so easy to use that it won’t be difficult to explain to non-tech-savvy users.

Keith Hexagon Led Lights

Last update on 2021-05-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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