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The Nanoleaf Aurora Lighting System Is Flat, Smart, and App-Connected

01.08.16 | By
The Nanoleaf Aurora Lighting System Is Flat, Smart, and App-Connected
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The Nanoleaf Aurora is mood lighting for the minimalist set in an app-for-everything era, a modular wall fixture LED lighting system designed to be arranged into countless geometric configurations without the requirement of a fixture. Unveiled at the 2016 CES, the flat panel system predicts a near future when screwing in a light bulb will seem as antiquated as wired internet, homes might lose the need for switches altogether, and homeowners will configure lighting directly onto their walls like puzzle pieces.

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The fully customizable triangular units connect and operate in unison (up to 30, sharing one power supply), with the option to change colors from a rainbow palette via app like your very own James Turrell installation. Nanoleaf’s modular system is also HomeKit-enabled, meaning users will have the ability to command Siri to dim, turn off, or change the lights all by voice.

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“Those interested in biohacking and the quantified self movement will be right at home experimenting with the Aurora to fine-tune their natural circadian rhythm. Custom programs can be created through our iOS app via standard home automation protocols, and panels can be mounted on any flat surface with double-sided tape.”

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Although Nanoleaf hasn’t yet released pricing details, expect to see the Aurora available sometime in 2016 in starter packs of 10 units.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at gregoryhan.com.