In 5 steps to perfect gaming
For a perfect gaming room, cool lighting is almost mandatory these days!
Whether it’s discreet backlighting of the desk or pure RGB power from PC to keyboard to wall, it’s clear that a setup looks worlds better with gaming lighting!
In this step-by-step guide, you’ll find out the best way to create lighting effects and what you need to keep in mind.
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1. the right lighting colour
The first step is to find the right light color, otherwise your entire gaming setup will look inconsistent and you will even achieve a negative effect with the lighting.
Fortunately, however, most LED strips have a wide color spectrum that can be customized to suit individual preferences. This way you are not bound to one color forever after the purchase.
Nevertheless, you should think in advance in which color your room should shine in the end, because for the perfect gaming lighting not only LED strips are bought, but also illuminated signs, wall lights, etc…. where the light color can not be adjusted.
If you want to make your color choice easy, choose just one color. Because then the colors can not “bite” each other. The most common colors are red, blue, green or pink!
With two colors it is already more difficult, however, with the help of a color circle, also this should prepare no problems. To achieve the highest possible contrast, simply select the two opposite colours.
But in the end, your personal taste is always the most important thing, because after all, you are the person who spends the most time in your gaming room.
2. backlight for table and monitor
Here’s a good example of a cool backlight, namely the gaming setup from @jixxer_awx on Instagram!
If you want to add gaming lighting to your setup, start by adding backlighting to your desk and monitors, if applicable.
For this purpose, they offer self-adhesive LED strips. These are cheap to buy on Amazon and offer a variety of modes and colors they can glow in, like this one:
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Once you get the LED strips, simply tape them to the back edge of your table and to the back of your monitor.
How this works is explained in this video and in addition you will learn the answer to common questions that may arise when attaching the LED strips.
3. lighting for PC & console
A prerequisite for lighting for the PC is a housing with a viewing window. But if your gaming PC should have a viewing window RGB is almost a must!
The lighting lets your hardware literally shine in the light and thus your PC is a real eye-catcher. Especially when you put it on the table next to the rest of your gaming equipment.
In many cases, LED lighting is already built in from the start and you only have to choose the color or in the best case, the lighting color can even be set individually.
PC by @jixxer_awx on Instagram
If you have a case with a viewing window but without lighting there are many possibilities to install it. For example, you can buy RGB fans or stick LED strips in your case. Or maybe your motherboard even has a mode where it lights up, just check the manual for that.
But now again my tip to the LED strips, do not buy a self-adhesive model for the housing, but which are magnetic. These are a bit more expensive to buy, but they can be reused and don’t leave any adhesive residue.
Sharkoon offers a great product for this!
And here are the red case fans, which I have installed in my PC. They are super quiet and the LEDs work flawlessly too. This model is also available in other colors besides red, just follow the link.
4. lighting for the wall
Since the backlighting for the desk and monitors is usually not enough and you then still have to turn on your big room light at night, which destroys the whole gaming atmosphere, it is recommended that you also buy a gaming light for the wall.
These special triangular lamps are currently very trendy. You’ve probably seen them on a Youtuber or two, or on Instagram.
Although they are relatively expensive, the investment is worth it: On the wall, there is no decoration that looks better for a gaming setup.
Are you an ultimate fan of RGB lighting be sure to check out gaming light up signs. They are the perfect addition to the wall to backlight your desk or monitor!
At first glance, this wall lamp doesn’t sound like cool lighting, but rather like gaming decoration, but the special thing about the wall lamp presented here is that it looks as if the hammer is stuck in the wall and leaves cracks. This effect is created by the LEDs that are in the hammer and the wall sticker that represents the cracks.
5. lighting for the gaming equipment
For even more RGB power, you can buy your gaming equipment with lighting. Nowadays, a variant with RGB is available for every accessory.
However, you have to be careful with most of the cheap offers that are advertised with for example “RGB Ultra Gaming Mouse etc…”, because these often have an inferior quality and the LEDs accordingly break after a short time.
That’s why I’m going to show you the best keyboards, mice and gaming chairs, which have a cool lighting and are made of high quality at the same time.
Keyboard with RGB
In the meantime, it is impossible to imagine a gaming keyboard without lighting!
But because you shouldn’t choose a keyboard just for the number of colors it can glow, I’ve listed the best keyboards with RGB in three price ranges.
Mouse with lighting
As is the case with gaming keyboards, don’t let yourself be lured by seemingly extremely cheap offers when it comes to mice with lighting. The best gaming mice with RGB I have presented to you again in the following.
Gaming chair with LED
While the selection of gaming chairs with LEDs is still very limited, if you’re looking for a model with gaming lighting, you should check out the following chair.
Each gambler room needs gaming lighting these days. Of course you can argue how much RGB power is really necessary.
As a result, I’ve also written this five-step guide that shows you how to proceed in various stages, so to speak, from little LED to full LED power.
But since lighting is only a small part of a good setup, be sure to check out my Gaming Room guide, where I explain with over 5000 words how to get the most out of your setup with the lowest budget.