Moonside’s latest modular smart lamp turns your wall into a living art installation

After two successful crowdfunding campaigns, Moonside is back with a third in their dynamic smart-lamp series – this time focusing on modularity. If you have not really heard of Moonside yet, think of them as a smart bulb with personality like a lava lamp. I went and bought myself a Moonside Neon Lighthouse earlier last year and it still sits faithfully next to my laptop with its deliciously mixed shade of colors that make it an instant mood lifter.

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The company’s products are at the intersection of lighting, art and smart IoT technology. The lamps that Moonside has made in the past are quite phenomenal to look at (their diffusion material is so well calibrated that you can not even see the individual LEDs behind. You just see light balls that cross each other and move around in the shape of the lamp). However, the Hong Kong-based startup’s third product is not a table lamp.

Moonside Neon Hex is more modeled after Nanoleaf (although these are thicker and have much more seamless colors and patterns), and Moonside Neon Hex sits on any wall and can be calibrated to shine in a single or multiple colors. Moonside’s own marketplace lets you download free preset color patterns (which are shapeshifting), and each light is even equipped with a sound sensor so your light installation can respond to music.

Moonside Neon Hex is the company’s first modular setup, designed to connect to each other to create a larger installation. The collection consists of individual Y-shaped members (though Moonside mentions that there may be extensions and newer shapes in the future) that you can merge into absolutely any possible orientation … even around corners!

You can order anything from a package of 3 to a package of 24, creating a wall-based installation that is as big or small, or as complex or simplified as you want. The devices are mounted on the wall non-destructively – they support both putty-based and double-sided tape mounting options, so you do not end up tearing the paint off (or worse, the drywall) while removing your Neon Hex installation.

Once you have assembled your Neon Hex, it only needs to be connected via the USB-C port on the Neon Hex (you just need to connect one and the entire installation is connected via one source) using the proprietary charging cable with the built-in remote control, and you is ready to go. The remote comes with a button that lets you turn Neon Hex on or off, switch between lighting modes and even control the brightness. My only major complaint is that the Neon Hex, like its previous products, does not come with a built-in battery, even though it does support being connected to a powerbank.

While the Moonside Neon Hex comes with a few built-in presets where it really, quite literally, shines is when you connect it to your smartphone using the Moonside app. With the app, you can remotely turn on / off your Neon Hex, control its brightness, choose from the 16 million shades it has to offer and even browse through Moonside’s large free marketplace with lighting patterns.

The marketplace is easily one of my favorite features of the light, as it effectively possesses the power to transform the whole space mood with its nuances, styles and methodical LED choreographies. The app (which Moonside mentions gets a massive 2.0 redesign) lets you even connect your light to your smart home, pair it with Alexa, Siri, Google and even IFTTT. You can grab a Moonside Neon Hex 3-pack at an early price of $ 66, and the product will begin shipping worldwide from May 2022.

Click here to buy now: 12 packs for $ 189 $ 396 ($ 207 discount). Hurry up, only 5 left!

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