👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅24-01-20
Closer Look
Firstly, having a closer look at the RGB light strips, there are two different lengths. The longer strips are 450mm in length and the shorter are 250mm.
Each strip is flexible, to a degree, and features a white tube along the top that diffuses the light to present a more uniform, enjoyable light output without the typical ‘hot spots’ you get from cheaper RGB LED strips. Along the bottom of the strips are rubber holders, which can be moved up and down the length, and are magnetised along the bottom.

The small rubber-coated lighting controller is capable of powering up to 196 LEDs across two channels, with a maximum of 138 on one channel. There’s a total of 84 LEDs included amongst the 4 lighting strips in the box, so the controller is more than capable of handling some additional strips, if you need them.

The button on the top, as far as we can make out, is to turn off the ‘Hardware Lighting’ which kicks into action when the controller no longer detects a link to the CORSAIR iCUE software, such as when the PC is turned off. Handy if you’re placing this in a bedroom, for example, and don’t want 84 LED’s illuminating the wall all night.

A Micro-USB connection is adopted for connecting to the host PC but to supplement the power needs of up to 196 LEDs, an AC adaptor is also required.

To mount the strips onto the back of your monitor or desk, CORSAIR have provided 18 sticky-backed magnetic pads. Peel off the backing and stick it wherever you fancy.

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