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is Nanoleaf Canvas worth the money?

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Does it just light up? 

Seems like a pretty niche product. As far as worth, that's entirely up to you. Do you find 9 lit squares of color worth $200? 

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I've got the triangular Nanoleaf panels. It's expensive, but in my case I am happy with my purchase. The lighting quality is fantastic and the colors are very vibrant and highly customizable. It's a nice decoration for the living room, and on the brighter settings may even be used as main light source for a medium sized room. I totally understand if people think it's too expensive, but then again a guy at my work just bought a friggin pullover for 400 euros, so expensive is relative I guess.

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Similar to RGB Philips Hue, if you have money to throw away on something that'll be cool for 20 minutes, sure!




Or save $200.

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6 hours ago, Murasaki said:

Damn that looks neat but only if i feel like i shouldnt save money anymore.

1 old 12V 500mA+ router PSU

1 white (4000-5000K) LED strip arranged in a square with an X in the middle

Thin wood and glue, create a flat 18x18x7 cm wooden box where the LEDs will go, wire everything, make a hole for hanging

Cover with an A4 sheet (for the diffuse effect) and then card stock or another A4 sheet on top if the light is too dim, at least 3cm between both

(optional) paint the wood so it looks better


Total: less than $200 for sure and like 5 minutes if you're fast enough to put everything together. It sure needs more details but that should be the basics, there's also a way to connect your "boxes" together, I'm thinking of something simple as two sets of male and female connector per side, the box with the PSU acts as master and the rest are daisy chained as slaves but it might need a bigger power supply, 2 or 3A depending on the LEDs and amount of boxes.

same working principle


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On 10/19/2019 at 2:32 AM, Caroline said:

1 white (4000-5000K) LED strip arranged in a square with an X in the middle

You do understand that this is more like Lifx/Philips Hue than a simple strip right?

I mean, you have tactic panels for start, and programmable, so you can say when you touch one, or slide over some do this or that ... 

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