Nanoleaf Light Panel Setup Guide

Thank you for purchasing the Nanoleaf Light Panels! Watch this video for an overview of the Light Panels, Rhythm, and Screw Mount Kit contents.

Getting Started

How to Pair

Watch the video below for more detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Lay your panels out on a flat surface.
  2. Plug into a power outlet, then connect the controller to one of the panels.
  3. Wait for the panels to change from pure white to colors.
  4. Search for ‘Nanoleaf Smarter Series App’ on the App Store or Google Play.
  5. Download and run the app.
  6. Add a new device from the dashboard.
  7. Follow the prompts in the app.

Layout Assistance

Watch the video below for more detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Tape the Nanoleaf QR Code to the wall you want to preview.
  2. Open the app and run the Layout Assistant (hamburger menu on Android, ‘More’ menu on iOS)
  3. Create a design using the Layout Assistant, then preview it by pointing your phone at the QR Code.
  4. Recreate your design on the wall by taping the stencils up. Check for obstructions, make sure you like the position, and mark the wall lightly with pencil or masking tape to assist when you mount the panels.

How to Mount Your Panels with 3M Tape

Watch the videos below for more detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps for mounting panels:

  1. Read 3M’s usage instructions for Command™ Tape carefully.
  2. Clean the wall with rubbing alcohol and let dry.
  3. Affix mounting tape to the back of your panels, press each piece for 30 seconds to create a strong bond.
  4. Mount panels to the wall, pressing for 30 seconds to create a strong bond.

Here are the basic steps for dismounting panels:

  1. Pull the removal tab slowly away from the panels until you hear the adhesive ‘pop’.
  2. Repeat for all removal tabs in the section you’re removing.
  3. Pull the panels slowly away from each other (this will avoid breaking the linkers).

How to Mount Your Panels with Green 3M Urethane Tape

Watch the videos below for more detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps for mounting panels:

  1. Read 3M’s usage instructions for 3M Urethane Tape carefully.
  2. Clean the wall with rubbing alcohol and let dry.
  3. Cut each mounting pad in half.
  4. Affix the half mounting pads to the back of your panels as close to the edge as possible, press each piece for 30 seconds to create a strong bond.
  5. Mount panels to the wall, pressing for 30 seconds to create a strong bond.

Here are the basic steps for dismounting panels:

  1. Cut a 3′ length of dental floss and wrap around index fingers as if you’re flossing your teeth.
  2. Slide dental floss in behind panels and move towards the tape in a ‘see-saw’ motion.
  3. See-saw the dental floss back and forth until the adhesive pads are cut through.
  4. Carefully remove sections of panels away from the adjoining panels to avoid breaking the linkers.
  5. Carefully remove any leftover adhesive residue or tape from your wall with a putty knife.

Note that this adhesive is considered permanent. Exercise extreme caution when removing your panels.

Extend Your Light Panels

Nanoleaf Rhythm

Watch the video below for more detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Ensure your Light Panels firmware is updated to at least version 2.1.0 (check settings / firmware update in the app).
  2. Plug the Nanoleaf Rhythm into any free panel port.
  3. Wait for the indicator light to stop blinking (turned off).
  4. Press the center triangle to turn the Rhythm on.
  5. Press again to change the music scene.
  6. Customize and create your own music scenes in the app.

Nanoleaf Remote

Coming this spring! Control your Light Panels with this stylish tabletop remote. Sign up to get notified when it’s available.

Voice Control

You can control your Nanoleaf Light Panels and Nanoleaf Rhythm with Apple HomeKit / Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

Learn more:


Nanoleaf Smarter Series products (including the Light Panels and Rhythm) are compatible with IFTTT. With Nanoleaf + IFTTT, you can extend the functionality of your Nanoleaf lights into your smarter home. For free, on iOS and Android.

Learn more:

Nanoleaf Perks Program

Shop, share, and earn points—it’s easy! Sign up for an account on the Nanoleaf Shop and we’ll give you 100 bonus points, no strings attached. You’ll get a special purchase link to share with your friends, and you earn points for every friend who buys the Light Panels. For every five friends who buy a Light Panels Smarter Kit with your link, you can get a free Expansion Pack! Or discounts on anything else on our Shop.

To enrol, all you have to do is sign up for an account on the Nanoleaf Shop and click on ‘Rewards Program’ once logged in.

Social Contest


Your inner artist has been unleashed and you’re loving your new Light Panels. Share the love! All you have to do is Tweet or Instagram a picture of your beautiful creation with the hashtag #myNanoleaf and tag @nanoleaf. Every month this year, we’re going to give away free Expansion Packs for the most creative entries!


How many panels can one power supply or one Light Panels Smarter Kit support?

Each Light Panels Smarter Kit comes with 9 panels and 1 power supply. Each power supply can power up to 30 panels. Which means each power supply can power up to 1 Light Panels smarter kit and 7 additional 3-panel expansion packs.

Lifehack: Don’t settle for just one Light Panels Smarter Kit, the more panels the merrier!

How do I attach the panels to the wall?

We included high quality double-sided adhesive pads inside the Light Panels Smarter Kit for attaching the panels to any clean, flat surface. Be sure to watch the mounting videos above for tips and tricks on installing and removing panels.

We’d also like to mention that you will need to use your hands and creative judgement to attach the panels to the walls, in case that was not clear. The mounting tape will not, I repeat, will not mount the panels to the walls for you. It doesn’t have hands.

Though wouldn’t that be great?

What tools do I need to install the Light Panels?

No tools needed! Just your bare hands. 🙂

Can it produce regular white light if I wanted to use it as a regular light source?

Absolutely! You can control the color temperature of the white light from soft candlelight all the way up to brilliant daylight white. (2200K – 6000K)

In other words, the Light Panels have the right stuff to be the life of the party, but it’s also got the right light to work or study under too. Because let’s face it, we need to use this in our own homes, and we like to work hard and play hard. 😛

Can I use voice control to dim the lights?

Yes you can! For example, you can say things like “Hey Siri, dim my lights to 30 percent.” or “Alexa, dim my lights to 10 percent.” or “OK Google, turn on my lights.”

Take a brief moment to let that awesome fact sink in, then if you wish, you can also do a little dance. We certainly did.

Do I need a hub to operate this?

No hub required. The Light Panels are controlled through your WiFi connection.

Unfortunately the Light Panels will not be paired to your Nanoleaf Hub if you own the Ivy Smarter Kit. However, rest assured, all Nanoleaf Smarter Series products are controlled using the same Nanoleaf Smarter Series App. Which means that you can also add the Light Panels and your bulbs into the same lighting scenes that you create.

Woohoo! Ya welcome.

Does the Light Panels work in high voltage countries?

Yes, the Light Panels has high and low voltage versions to ensure global compatibility. Just make sure you select the right version for your region. North America, Japan and Taiwan uses low voltage, while most everywhere else uses high voltage.

Silly westerners, always trying to be different what with their driving on the right hand side of the road and using the imperial measurement system.

Can I use this outside?

No, the Light Panels is intended for indoor use only. Any outdoor use is not recommended, but if you choose to use it outdoors please do let us know how it turns out. 😉

Can I put this in my shower?

Short answer is No. Long and snarky answer, if you wish to break it you can use it in the shower, at the risk of also being electrocuted in the process. But since you’re in the shower already, cleanup after would be easy…

Will this work as floor tiles?

We don’t recommend using it as floor tiles because there’s the risk of spilling liquid onto it. However, if it is under a plexiglass, protected from liquid and extremely heavy weight, it would work just dandy.

How many devices can control the Light Panels?

For iOS, one device will be used to setup the Light Panels, then that user can send out access invites to other devices (as many as you want!).

For Android, it’s the wild west. As many users as you want, and they’re all admins. Cowboy up!

How do the panels connect together?

Using our the small linker pieces, the panels connect together easily like Lego pieces, and only need one Power Source to power them all. (1 Power source powers up to 30 panels)

Will it hurt my eyes to look directly at the light?

Absolutely not! In fact, the only thing that would result from directly staring at the light panels are a state of euphoria and perhaps a tingly sensation in your toes from falling in love. Your eyes will thank you for this delicious experience.

But from a technical standpoint, the LED panels look like OLED if you are into that kind of industry talk. For they rest of us… they be smooth like Barry White. Or Frank Sinatra, or Lauryn Hill. Or Jarrod James. Or Maipei. Or Charlie Chu. Choose the generational reference that best suits your situation.

Can I use my Windows Phone to control the Light Panels?

Negative, the Light Panels is only compatible with iOS and Android devices. Windows Phones? BlackBerry? No, sorry. Unless by some stroke of luck, one of those devices you bought happened to get shipped with Android. Time for a new phone*? =)

*Note: Nanoleaf will not be responsible for buying or paying for your new smartphone.

Once I install the Light Panels panels, is it easy to remove and rearrange the layout?

Yes, we purposely chose the included double-sided tape so that you can easily remove the panels without damaging paint. You can rearrange the panels as much as you’d like.

You will need to buy more mounting tape for rearranging the panels. We recommend Command Tape, which is available at most Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware stores. Or

Can I use my voice to change the colors of the panels?

iOS Users

Yes you can! You can use voice control to change the colors of the lights and the color temperature of your white light. For example “Hey Siri, change my lights to pink.”

If only real life worked more like the Light Panels right? “honey, change the colors of my bedsheets to blue.”

Did I just say that? I meant “honey, these flowers are for you.” No, wait, come back! … well, at least I still have Siri.

Hey Siri, do you love me?

Android Users

You’ll need an Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant app.

Safety Warnings

Don’t step on it. Don’t get it wet. Don’t throw the panels at people. Read more below: