As a gaming and tech expert, Aliesha Pallant from Melbourne spends much of her time in front of screens, creating content for instagram, @liessshy and other social media channels. So she was more than happy to test out some sets of Nanoleaf Shapes lights to add colour and excitement to her work environment. Here, she gives us her rundown on the ease of set-up and customising a Nanoleaf lights system, plus offers up some tips and tricks to get the best out of them.  


How Do Nanoleaf Lights Work?


Nanoleaf Shapes are smart LED lights that can respond to touch and music.


Nanoleaf Shapes are smart LED lights that can transform any space with bright colours. I'm setting up the Nanoleaf Shapes Triangles Starter Kit and the Expansion Pack in my office because I’m wanting to create something new in my gaming and tech space. It’s where I do all of my work and play all of my games, so they're going to make a great addition to the room. 

I love RGB light, so I'm very excited to create a new piece of art with these panels. Also, I like to listen to music as I’m working – having the Nanoleaf panels respond to it is going to make this room so much fun to be in. It's going to make working fun! Plus, when I'm gaming, the smart lights are definitely going to bring a cool vibe to the room. 

What’s in the Box?

In the starter kit, you get nine triangular panels, linking tabs (which allow you to connect the panels together), mounting panels and tape, a controller, a power cable and, of course, instructions. 

In the expansion kit, you get 10 panels (which are smaller triangles than the ones in the starter kit), and you also get the linking tabs and mounting accessories, too. 


Creating Your Nanoleaf Masterpiece 

The Nanoleaf Shapes range comes with all you need for easy, no-drill installation.


The set-up was quite easy. In the box, there's tape and simple mounting plates, so it’s a no-drill installation. And the panels are very light and will stick to any kind of surface. 

There are also helpful sheets of paper included, shaped like the triangle panels.These are your stencils. As you're setting up your lights, you can use the stencils as a guide to test out your design before you actually stick your panel down – just in case you change your mind or make a mistake.

Hot Tip: If you’re a renter like me and aren’t keen to stick the panels to your walls, I have a solution. I went to my local hardware store and picked up a sheet of melamine. I attached the lights to the melamine panel, and propped it up in the room like a piece of art.

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Nanoleaf Works With Google Home and Other Smart Devices

The Nanoleaf range works with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.


The app is really simple to use. For anyone who’s decked out their home as a smart home or has any kind of smart assistant in their house, this would sync so well and makes everything automated, which is fantastic. It works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri

As well as being able to select different colour choices via the app, you can also download colour combinations other people have uploaded and save them to your own lights.

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The Verdict: Nanoleaf Shapes Lights

Our Real Reviewer @liessshy rates the Nanoleaf Shapes light panels 5 out of 5.


Overall, I absolutely love the Nanoleaf Shape panels. I think they’re a fantastic purchase for anybody, and rate the Nanoleaf Shapes Triangles Starter Kit and the Nanoleaf Shapes Triangles Expansion Pack a five out of five. They’re a great addition to your smart home. 


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