The perfect smart lamp for 2023: Moonside Neon Crystal Cube is a sleek, modular lamp with a vibrant character

It’s like staring into a rectangular portal that leads to a prismatic psychedelic world. I wish I was exaggerating.

With a total of 172 individually addressable LEDs on both the front and the back, the Neon Crystal Cube lights up together to create some of the most beautiful gradients and patterns you’ll see. The device comes from the folks at Moonside, who designed the ‘lava lamp on steroids’ we featured earlier in 2021. I still use my own Moonside Neon Lighthouse every single day as an ambient light to fill my room with a gentle wash of intermingling colors. It’s the perfect way to make you feel relaxed and eventually fall asleep, although the one major problem I’ve had with the Neon Lighthouse is the fact that it’s extremely prone to accidentally falling over. The Neon Crystal Cube, however, fixes that with its stable, sleek, rectangular design… but that isn’t the only part. The Neon Crystal Cube’s also designed to create more complex light patterns, using both front and backlighting. It responds to music, has a whole host of customizable presets, and can be connected to multiple other Neon Crystal Cubes to create a modular panel of psychedelic pixels. Touted as a smart-lamp too, the Neon Crystal Cube integrates with your smart home ecosystem, boasting compatibility with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, and even with the emerging universal Matter protocol.

Designer: ZK Wong

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360-Degree Dynamic Lighting Angle – No dark spots all around.

The Neon Crystal Cube is the fourth in the series of smart LED lamps from Moonside. Its brick-shaped design could fool the casual onlooker, but switch it on and the thing comes to life, glowing in a rainbow of different, everchanging colors that are diffused by an internal film and then refracted thanks to the slab of crystal on the front. 32 LEDs on the back of the Neon Crystal Cube also create a halo effect on the wall right behind it, extending the light show to your wall for maximum appeal.

The Moonside Smart App – Control the color and brightness of every single led pixel on your light.

The lamp can be controlled via the remote attached to its power cable, or via an app that lets you choose colors, create your own custom patterns, or dip into the expansive catalog of presets from the Moonside team… or alternatively, you could connect the Neon Crystal Cube to your smart home network to do things like sync it with your bedtime routine, your alarm clock, or better still, your music app. A built-in microphone turns the Neon Crystal Cube into your personal visualizer that reacts and responds to the music you play, creating light effects to match the genre and intensity of the sound, whether it’s Beethoven or Boombox Cartel.

Modular Swappable Crystal Cover – Turn the smart lamp into a unique decorative lighting art piece.

The Neon Crystal Cube’s most underrated feature, however, is its modular nature that works both intrinsically as well as extrinsically. Intrinsically, the Neon Crystal Cube features swappable crystal covers that help refract light differently. You can grab flat, fluted, ribbed, or rippled crystal covers, and they all refract the LEDs differently, creating new light patterns. Extrinsically, however, the Neon Crystal Cube’s modular approach means you can connect multiple units together to respond as a single ‘organism’. Borrowing a feature from the Moonside Neon Hex (their modular wall lights), the Neon Crystal Cube lets you stack and connect multiple cubes together, sort of like creating your own LED brick wall. You can do this to either match your space requirements, or better still, coordinate lighting between two cubes to create the perfect backdrop for product photography.

The customizable LEDs in the Neon Crystal Cube are perfect for product photography (or even for creating viral TikToks) without an expensive light setup. Each Neon Crystal Cube starts at a pretty low $78, with two packs for $152. Your Neon Crystal Cube ships with the crystal cover of your choice (you can grab extra textured covers as an add-on) along with a power cable, smart controller, and a microfiber cleaning cloth. The app remains completely free and can be installed on Android and iOS devices.

160 Individually Addressable LEDs – Turns your light into a lively screen with endless animated lighting effects.

We’ve covered our fair share of smart-lamps in the past, more so given that CES was filled with them, but what really stands out with the Neon Crystal Cube (and all of Moonside’s products) is just how remarkable they look when lit up. Most smart bulbs don’t come with individually addressable LEDs, but that really seems to be the Neon Cube’s most impressive feature. The entire panel glows with gradients that look completely unreal, and now with a backlight and modularity built-in, you can pretty much design your own vivid smart lamp to brighten your space, even more so if you’re a gamer, YouTube/Twitch streamer, or vlogger.

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