Originally posted on https://masteringkitchens.com/helios-touch-lights/
How do you quickly change the mood in your kitchen when having a romantic dinner? And make an impression at the same time? Well, let me introduce you to these beautiful modular lights made and designed by Helios Touch.
These modular lights are absolutely amazing! Their ability to change and impact your mood or the mood of the entire space in just a touch (or soft swipe of hand) is really incredible. These are the Helios Touch Lights. Let me tell you ALL about them!
The first thing you see when you visit their website is what I believe to be the best description of what these hexagon wall are; “The world’s first modular touch wall lighting”.
These modular touch lights is not something you can read about. These lights are something you have to experience.
Currently, Helios Touch lights come in two different tones of color in two different light collections;
If you have a Prime account, then the easiest and fastest way to get your hands on these beautiful hexagonal magnetic tiles is through Amazon! Just go to Modular lighting Amazon.
Without going into all the technical and engineering details, the important thing for us as consumers to know, are these modular tile lights are extremely easy to set up, mount, and getting them to work.
They are not! So please don’t plan to use these modular lighting tiles outdoors or in a place where there will be moisture or any sign of humidity or water.
Of course you can. But just remember the question above about waterproof. I would not recommend placing these lights for instance close to the sink or even the fridge for that matter. Any exposure to moisture or water can damage these lights if that happens, that will change your ‘mood’ in a completely different way!
Most kitchens will have a good amount of natural light coming in, so you will want to plan this properly. Think about the following; how often past dusk are you or your family members in the kitchen area? Are your children doing homework after hours for example? Some kitchens have a desk or work area to go through the mail or work on the monthly bills. This might be a good place for them.
No, based on my research, I would definitely not recommend you mount these on your kitchen ceiling unless you have experience with and build a solid clamping system that will not only hold these hexagonal magnetic tiles in place, but also (and more importantly) prevent them from ever falling down on someone’s head that would not be good.
Helios Touch itself sells these cool gel mounting pads. Think of them as a cushion, where one side sticks to the wall and the other holds the hexagon tile in place.
As with anything else these days, yes, there are several alternatives to Helios Touch lights actually. I found many of them which I plan to buy, test, and compare to the Helios hexagon tile lights. Here are a few I’d like to test out and for you to check out;
These are just some of the many options out there for similar types of illumination for spaces at home.
These modular lights are so cool and easy to incorporate into any existing design, that I decided to write this section to give you ideas on where you can use them.
I hope you still don’t have one of those pull-down-string things to turn on the light in your closet! That was so 80’s right? No offense by the way if you still do. I’m just suggesting you may want to replace it with a couple of these magnetic wall lights.
Not much actually, but let’s dissect. I refer to each hexagon tile light as an element. You can also call them “tiles”, “modules”, or “components”, but I like to call them each, elements!
According to their Helios Touch website, each “element” requires approximately 0.7 Watts. For reference, the “wattage” here, is just the quantity of energy that’s required to generate the light in each element.
As far as Lumens go, each element produces 80 of them according to Helios Touch.
Remember that these lights are all LED’s. This is important, because LED’s will always cost less than incandescent lights and consume less power. Just an FYI.
For a long long time!
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