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Nanoleaf Light Panels

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Welcome to Smarter Living

Congratulations on becoming an official owner of the Nanoleaf Light Panels. Remember, you can grow your setup with Expansion Packs to unleash your creativity to the fullest. Thank you for your support, you brighten our day like Nanoleaf brightens the world!

Product Overview
Product Setup

Slow down tiger! Before you mount your panels onto the wall, plug it in to a power source and try it out on a table or floor. Make sure your design fits into your space by measuring the width and height of your intended setup (stencils or panels on the table). For the best placement of your Nanoleaf Light Panels, please refer to Placement Recommendations. You can also use the tools below to help plan out your design!

What’s in the Box

4 Pack Starter Kit

9 Pack Starter Kit

15 Pack Expansion Kit

3 Expansion Kit

Designing Your Layout

Layout Assistant

Explore different panel layouts with the Layout Assistant here and preview them in your room using the AR feature. Download the Nanoleaf App and open the Layout Assistant to get started.

Flex Linkers

Extend the possibilities of your Nanoleaf Light Panels even further! Bend around corners, mount the Canvas to angled surfaces, maybe even create something a little radical. Each linker bends up to 180 degrees, available on the Nanoleaf Shop.

Stencils

Recreate your design on the wall by taping the stencils up. Check for obstructions, make sure you like the positioning, and mark the wall lightly with pencil or masking tape to assist when mounting the panels.

Design Inspiration

Get inspired by the Nanoleaf community, check out our Social Media channels to see what other Nanoleaf owners are creating or explore the Nanoleaf Inspirations.

Show Off Your Design!

Remember to share your designs with us on social media by tagging @nanoleaf and #nanoleaf. Follow us to stay updated on upcoming giveaways, special promotions, and product updates.

Mounting Your Panels

1

Preparing Your Surface

The Nanoleaf Light Panels should only be installed in an indoor environment on a flat surface that can support the weight of the panels. Clean the surface so that it is dry and clean from any dust, debris, or oil.

note:Installations using mounting tape on textured, porous, popcorn and ceiling surfaces is not recommended. The optional Nanoleaf Screw Mount Kit for Light Panels will be better for these surfaces.

2

Using the Mounting Tape

Use the included mounting tape to securely attach the panels. We recommend using 3 pieces of mounting tape for each panel.

3

Mounting Your First Panel

Designate a panel from your setup as the starting panel. Peel off the other side of the tape and press the panel firmly against the wall. Hold each corner for 30 seconds to ensure that your panel attaches firmly.

note:Make sure to leave ends of the tape sticking out. This will allow you to safely remove them later from the wall.

4

Connecting Your Controller

Connect your controller into an available linker slot of the first panel and plug in the other end to a power source. This will ensure that your setup is on and properly connected as you continue to link your panels together.

note:This positioning can be changed after your setup has been completed. An additional controller and power supply is required for every additional 30 panels.

5

Completing Your Setup

Continue to link each panel together and ensure that each panel lights up as you do so. Make sure the linkers are fully slotted into the linker slot, the panels should be aligned edge to edge.

6

Connecting Your Rhythm Module

The Rhythm Module is included with any purchase of the Nanoleaf Light Panels Starter Kit. It can also be bought separately to upgrade any larger setup. To connect the Rhythm, insert it into any available linker slot.

Using headphones but still want to see your panels react to music? Use a 3.5 mm audio cable and splitter to connect the Rhythm to an audio source. Audio cables and splitters do not come with any Nanoleaf products.

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Need to Dismount Your Panels?

With one hand on the Light Panels, use your other hand to pull the ends of tape along the wall. Do not pull perpendicularly or at any other angle, otherwise you may damange your wall. Continue removing the tape from each panel until they are all safely removed.

1

Preparing Your Surface

The Nanoleaf Shapes should only be installed indoors and on a flat surface that can support the weight of the panels. Clean your surface to be free of dust, moisture and oil (1.1). The included Mounting Tape is NOT recommended for textured, porous, popcorn and ceiling surfaces (ie. wallpaper or brick walls) (1.2).

2

Preparing Your First Panel

Designate a panel from your setup as the starting panel. Attach all needed linkers before you attach any panel to the wall.

3

Connecting the Controller & PSU

Connect your Controller and PSU into available linker slots of the first panel. Plug the other end of the PSU into a power source to ensure that your setup is on and properly connected as you continue to connect your panels together.

PSU Calculator

Make sure you have enough PSUs for your layout. Enter how many of each shape you have in your layout.

Please entry number

note: Each standard 42W PSU supports up to 21 hexagons (2W per panel). Each Controller supports up to 500 hexagons. The Controller and PSU can be connected to any panel.

4

Mounting Your Panels

With a piece of tape, attach one adhesive side to the Mounting Plate at the back of the panel. Make sure to place it between the two holes on the plate, DO NOT cover them (4.1). Repeat the same process so that there are 2 pieces of tape on each plate (4.2). To mount, position your panel on your surface and use your fist to apply strong pressure to the center while rubbing in a circular motion for 30s (4.3.)

note: Make sure to leave end of the tape sticking out. This will allow you to safely remove them later from the wall.

5

Completing Your Setup

Attach all needed linkers before you mount the next panel to the wall. Continue to link each panel together and ensure that each panel lights up. Make sure the linkers are fully snapped onto the linker slot, the panels should be aligned edge to edge.

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Need to Dismount Your Shapes?

Gently snap off the panel from the wall. The Mounting Plate will remain on the wall. With one hand on the Mounting Plate, use your other hand to pull the end of tape along the wall. Do not pull perpendicularly or at any other angle, otherwise you may damage your wall.

1

Preparing Your Surface

The Nanoleaf Shapes should only be installed indoors and on a flat surface that can support the weight of the panels. Clean your surface to be free of dust, moisture and oil (1.1). The included Mounting Tape is NOT recommended for textured, porous, popcorn and ceiling surfaces (ie. wallpaper or brick walls) (1.2).

2

Preparing Your First Panel

Designate a panel from your setup as the starting panel. Attach all needed linkers before you attach any panel to the wall.

3

Connecting the Controller & PSU

Connect your Controller and PSU into available linker slots of the first panel. Plug the other end of the PSU into a power source to ensure that your setup is on and properly connected as you continue to connect your panels together.

PSU Calculator

Make sure you have enough PSUs for your layout. Enter how many of each shape you have in your layout.

Please entry number

note: Each standard 42W PSU supports up to 21 hexagons (2W per panel). Each Controller supports up to 500 hexagons. The Controller and PSU can be connected to any panel.

4

Mounting Your Panels

With a piece of tape, attach one adhesive side to the Mounting Plate at the back of the panel. Make sure to place it between the two holes on the plate, DO NOT cover them (4.1). Repeat the same process so that there are 2 pieces of tape on each plate (4.2). To mount, position your panel on your surface and use your fist to apply strong pressure to the center while rubbing in a circular motion for 30s (4.3.)

note: Make sure to leave end of the tape sticking out. This will allow you to safely remove them later from the wall.

5

Completing Your Setup

Attach all needed linkers before you mount the next panel to the wall. Continue to link each panel together and ensure that each panel lights up. Make sure the linkers are fully snapped onto the linker slot, the panels should be aligned edge to edge.

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Need to Dismount Your Shapes?

Gently snap off the panel from the wall. The Mounting Plate will remain on the wall. With one hand on the Mounting Plate, use your other hand to pull the end of tape along the wall. Do not pull perpendicularly or at any other angle, otherwise you may damage your wall.

Add to Your Masterpiece!

Be even more creative and grow your setup with Expansion Packs. An additional power supply is required for every additional 25 light squares. One Control Square can support up to 500 light squares.

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Pairing Your Panels iOS

Standard Pairing Process for iOS

To ensure a smooth pairing process, please make sure you have the following things ready:

  • Requires iOS 10+

  • Can be found on your Welcome Card, Controller or PSU.

  • 5 GHz networks are not compatible with Nanoleaf products.

  • The controller is ready when the Status LED is solid white.

1

Download and Open the Nanoleaf App

You can find the official Nanoleaf Smarter Series App in the App Store. Make sure you have the latest version.

2

Pair Your Light Panels

  • 2.1

    Select the MORE tab.   · · ·

  • 2.2

    Select MY DEVICES and + to add a device.

  • 2.3

    Select Light Panels as your product and START PAIRING.

    NOTE: If you have more than one set of panels connected to your network, select the magnifying glass to identify the correct setup (it will flash green).

  • 2.4

    Once identified and selected, the camera will open.

  • 2.5

    Scan your pairing code to pair.

  • 2.6

    Your Nanoleaf Light Panels should now be connected and ready to go!

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Additional Pairing Method

  • 1. Select Don’t Have a Code or Can’t Scan?

    2. Enter your 8-digit pairing code (found on the Quick Start Guide, PSU or back of the Controller).

  • 1. After Step 2.4 in the Standard Pairing Process above, hold the top of your device over the buttons of your Controller to pair.

“How can one setup be controlled by multiple iOS users?”

This is accomplished with the Apple Home App and the Nanoleaf App.

Primary User

  • 1.1

    Open the Nanoleaf App.

  • 1.2

    Select the MORE tab.   · · ·

  • 1.3

    Select USERS.

  • 1.4

    Invite the secondary user with their email address.

Secondary User

  • 1.1

    A notification will appear for you to accept.

  • 1.2

    In the Home App, select the home icon in the top left.

  • 1.3

    Select HOME SETTINGS, a list of homes will appear.

  • 1.4

    Accept the home that has been shared with you. This will give you control of the Light Panels as well as any other HomeKit devices in the same home.

Pairing Your Panels Android

Standard Pairing Process for Android

To ensure a smooth pairing process, please make sure you have the following things ready:

  • Requires Android 5.0+

  • Can be found on your Welcome Card, Controller or PSU.

  • 5 GHz networks are not compatible with Nanoleaf products.

  • The controller is ready when the Status LED is solid white.

1

Download and Open the Nanoleaf App

You can find the official Nanoleaf Smarter Series App in the Google Play Store. Make sure you have the latest version.

2

Pair Your Light Panels

  • 2.1

    Ensure your location settings are turned on.

  • 2.2

    Select DEVICES, located in the side menu on the left.

  • 2.3

    Select + to add a device.

  • 2.4

    Select Light Panels as your product and choose one of the following options to pair:

  • 1. Scan the Welcome Card, Controller or PSU

  • 1. Ensure that NFC is enabled.

    2. Hold the top of your device over the buttons of your Controller to pair.

  • 1. If you have more than one set of panels connected to your network, select the magnifying glass to identify the correct setup (it will flash green).

    2. Once identified, TAP TO PAIR.

    3. Enter your 8-digit pairing code (found on the Quick Start Guide, PSU or Controller).

Controlling Your Panels

Controller

No Wi-Fi? No Problem! The Nanoleaf Light Panels work right out of the box. Find hundreds of pre-saved Scenes by using the Toggle Button on the controller. Refer to Common Solutions if you are experiencing any connection issues.

  • To cycle between colour Scenes, press to adjust the brightness, hold.

The Nanoleaf App

Turn your lighting on and off, control brightness, group lights by home and by room, create and use Scenes, and much more.

  • Choose an existing Scene or create your own (Static, Dynamic, Rhythm, Group, Layered). You can also use the Paint Tool to colour panels individually.

  • Find helpful information including tutorials, new device features, etc.

  • Find and download new Scenes created by the Nanoleaf community.

  • Automate your Scenes to turn on or off.

Nanoleaf Desktop App

With the Nanoleaf Desktop App, you can control your Light Panels from a web browser on your computer. Create and download new Scenes and set Schedules right from your computer. The Desktop App was designed to simplify the management of larger installations and offer control of many different layouts at once.

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Voice Control

You can easily control your Panels by voice in a few different ways. In the Nanoleaf App, make sure to name your panels something easy to say.

  • “Turn [Device Name] on/off.”

    “Set [Device Name] to 10% brightness.”

    “Set [Device Name] to [Scene Name]”

    “Brighten/dim the lights to [%].”

    “Set [Device Name] to [Colour].”

    “Set [Scene Name].”

    “Brighten/dim the lights.”

  • “Turn on [Device Name or Scene Name].” “Turn on/off the lights in [Room Name].” “Turn on/off all my lights.”

    “Turn off [Device Name].”

    “Brighten/dim [Device Name].”

    “Brighten/dim the lights in [Room Name].” “Brighten/dim all my lights.”

    “Set [Device Name] to [%].”

    “Set [Device Name] to [Colour].”

  • “Turn on [Device Name or Scene Name].” “Turn off [Device Name].”

    “Brighten/dim [Device Name].”

    “Set [Device Name] to [%] brightness.” “Set [Device Name] to [Colour].”

Nanoleaf Remote

The optional Nanoleaf Remote accessory is a sleek, dodecahedron-inspired Bluetooth HomeKit remote designed to enhance the smarter home experience and make controlling the Nanoleaf Light Panels and other HomeKit products even more convenient. Available on the Nanoleaf Shop.

  • Control the brightness of your Panels by rotating the remote clockwise and counterclockwise.

  • Save your favourite Scenes to any of the twelve sides. Face up to activate.

Nanoleaf Open API

A local network API designed to extend your experience and allow you to integrate the Panels with third party devices and services, as well as enable more granular control of the hardware.

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PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

Reset Options

1

Soft Reset

This will reset the Wi-Fi and all saved pairing configurations. Your saved scenes will remain.

  • 1.1

    Press and hold the Power and brighten buttons together on the Controller for 15 seconds.

  • 1.2

    Let go once the Status LED starts flashing.

  • 1.3

    Wait for the Power button LED to remain on and steady.

  • 1.4

    On the Nanoleaf App, delete the previous device and re-pair it again.

2

Hard Reset

This will reset your Light Panels to factory settings, deleting Wi-Fi settings, pairing information, and saved scenes. Your default scenes and settings will be restored.

NOTE: You can restore your Scenes after a Hard Reset if you are logged in to your Nanoleaf Account (see Restore Scenes procedure below).

  • 2.1

    Ensure your location settings are turned on.

  • 2.2

    Press and hold the Toggle and Power buttons together on the controller, and plug the controller back into power without releasing the buttons.

  • 2.3

    After about 10 seconds, the Status LED will begin to flash rapidly, release the buttons.

  • 2.4

    Wait about 2 minutes for a reboot.

  • 2.5

    Your Light Panels should be reset when it begins flowing with colour and the Status LED reflects a solid white.

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Need to Restore Your Scenes?

Nanoleaf Panels

Requires Firmware 3.1.0+

Nanoleaf App

Requires Software 3.4+ for iOS & Android

  • 1.

    Open the Nanoleaf App.

  • 2.

    Login to your Nanoleaf Account.

  • 3.

    In the Dashboard tab, select the Settings icon in the top right.

  • 4.

    scroll down to BACKUP AND RESTORE, under SYSTEM.

  • 5.

    Make sure DEVICE SYNC is disabled.

  • 6.

    Select RESTORE FROM BACKUP and RESTORE.

Common Solutions

“I moved or changed my Wi-Fi network.”

  • A

    Try Wi-Fi Settings Reset

    This will allow you to connect your Light Panels to a new Wi-FI network.

  • 1.

    Plug your Light Panels in to a power source.

  • 2.

    With the Power and the Brighten buttons on the Controller, press and alternate between them 5 times (10 presses total).

  • 3.

    The Status LED will become a solid white.

    "

“My Light Panels are paired but unreachable.”

  • A

    Try to Toggle your Wi-Fi

    On your phone, toggle the Wi-Fi off, then on again.

  • B

    Try to Power Cycle your Controller

    Unplug your controller from power, then plug it back in.

  • C

    Try to Power Cycle your Router

    On your phone, toggle the Wi-Fi off, then on again.

  • D

    Try a Soft Reset

“I am not able to pair my Light Panels.”

  • A

    Check your Router Settings

  • 1.

    5 GHz networks are nor compatible with Nanoleaf products. Are you connected to a 2.4 GHz network?

  • 2.

    Ensure multicast, IGMP, UPnP (if available) are enabled on your router settings.

  • B

    Try a Soft Reset

  • C

    Try a Hard Reset

“I don’t see my Light Panels in the App for setup.”

Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

Plug your PSU into power. The Power button on the Controller will light up after 1 minute.


If your Status LED is Solid White

Meaning: Your Light Panels are ready to connect to your network.

  • 1.

    Make sure your mobile device Wi-Fi is on.

  • 2.

    Move your mobile device closer to your panels.

  • 3.

    Toggle the Wi-Fi on your mobile device off, then on.

  • 4.

    Try a Hard Reset.


If your Status LED is Flashing (1 second intervals)

Meaning: Your Wi-Fi configuration has timed out.

  • 1.

    Try to Power Cycle your controller (unplug your controller from power, then plug it back in).

  • 2.

    Try a Soft Reset


If your Status LED is Flashing (4 second intervals)

Meaning: Your Wi-Fi is configured, but the panels cannot connect to the target network.

  • 1.

    Power Cycle your router (unplug your router from power, then plug it back in).

  • 2.

    If your panels are paired on the Nanoleaf App, delete the device and re-pair them with the Standard Pairing Process.

  • 3.

    Try a Soft Reset.


If your Status LED is Unlit

Meaning: Your Wi-Fi is configured and connected to your router.

  • 1.

    Make sure your mobile device is on the same network.

  • 2.

    Toggle the Wi-Fi on your mobile device off, then on.

Placement Tips

Your Wi-Fi is configured, but the panels cannot connect to the target network.

  • 1.

    Place your Light Panels in an open area where there are less obstructions, such as large pieces of furniture or walls.

  • 2.

    Avoid placing your Light Panels behind furniture or inside cabinets.

  • 3.

    Don‘t place your Light Panels in areas surrounded by metal surfaces on three or more sides. This can cause signal issues.

  • 4.

    Try to place your Light Panels at least 25 feet (8 meters) away from any microwave oven, 2.4 GHz cordless phone, Wi-Fi devices, or other source of interference.

  • 5.

    Place your Light Panels as close to your Wi-Fi home router as possible. For best performance, keep the distance below 65 feet (20 meters) and have no more than one wall in between.

Warnings & Cautions

Nanoleaf Light Panels are not designed for use in:

  • 1.

    Enclosed locations that limit the flow of air and/or trap excessive amounts of heat.

  • 2.

    Emergency exits or emergency lights.

  • 3.

    Conjunction with 3rd party sensors/timing devices that are not approved by Nanoleaf.

  • 4.

    Places where there is a risk of electric shock.

  • 5.

    Outdoor areas.

  • 6.

    Wet or damp conditions.

  • 7.

    Excessively hot environments (e.g. close to ovens, radiators, heaters, etc).

  • 8.

    Regions or countries other than that in which the product was intended for.

When using Nanoleaf Light Panels:

  • 1.

    Do not open the device, as this will void the warranty.

  • 2.

    Do not place any metallic or conductive objects near the exposed contacts on the Nanoleaf Light Panels controller, power supply, linkers, or back of the Nanoleaf Light Panels panels.

  • 3.

    Do not allow small children to operate this device unsupervised. This device contains small parts that may be a choking hazard to small children.

  • 4.

    Do not clean the device when it is on and or connected to power.

  • 5.

    Clean the panels with a soft dry cloth, do not use cleaning agents.

  • 6.

    Do not bend the panels with the linker still attached.

  • 7.

    Do not attach the panels together with anything other than its original panel linkers.

  • 8.

    Do not puncture the panels with any nails or screws during installation.

  • 9.

    Do not attach the panels to a ceiling without consulting a qualified contractor and using additional mounting hardware designed to prevent the panels from falling.

  • 10.

    Do not attach the panels to the floor where they may get stepped on.

  • 11.

    Do not place the panels in water, or expose the panels to water.

  • 12.

    Do not use mounting tape for the following surfaces: brick or mortar wall, wallpaper, uneven/bumpy or textured surfaces.

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