You can have all the latest gaming accessories and still feel like your space is lacking. You could even have the most important components of a gaming room and still feel that way. A comfy chair, HD screen, and ergonomic keyboard don’t complete a gaming room – it’s your lighting that really sets the right mood. With the right ambient gaming lights, you can create the ultimate gaming room setup for a thrilling and immersive experience.
What are ambient lights?
Ambient lights serve as the primary source of illumination in a room. They provide enough brightness for you to safely move around, not to mention warmth and depth that can make your room feel more welcoming. Ambient light can come from fixtures such as wall sconces, laser projectors, strips, and LEDs. As you consider the right ambient gaming lights for your space, think about your room’s purpose and the vibe you want to create.
Why is lighting important for gamers?
A fully immersive gaming experience doesn’t just happen on its own. Adding lights to your gaming setup can mentally transport you right into your action-packed virtual world. Check out these many things the right gaming fixtures can achieve – they can be game-changers, so to speak, for your big-screen quests.
- Elevate your surroundings. Gaming is a way to escape from the real world into one filled with fantasy, adventure, and exhilaration. This surreal feeling can turn your room into a magical sanctuary – even more so with the right lighting. Gaming room lights can enhance your focus and help you see your room from an entirely different perspective.
- Set the right mood. The glaring white or soft yellow of typical ceiling fixtures might not set the best mood for your night of battling zombies. During high-stakes gaming moments, you want to be calm yet focused. Setting the right mood with unique fixtures can help you feel relaxed during the most critical points of your game.
- Showcase personality. Your gaming room should be a space for you to chill out, have some fun, and forget the stress of everyday life. What better place for this all than a room that showcases your personality? Make your space your own with your favorite LED colors, effects, and styles – you’ll never want to leave.
- Avoid shadows and glares. Standard ceiling fixtures typically reach most, but not all, parts of your room. Your gaming PC or TV screen could get left in the shadows. Gaming lights can give you enough illumination that you can actually see your keyboard and mouse (or controller). They can also eliminate any unwanted glare from up above.
- Create a unique environment. Lighting is useful for so much more than easily navigating your home when the sun goes down. When you shine beams of color around your space, you create a unique environment perfect for letting your imagination run free. Effects from floating cloud projections to flashing LED strips can inspire you and help you feel comfortable. You’ll feel awed at what your room has become.
Our 10 best picks for ambient gaming lights
Ready to experience your epic quests and intense battles like never before? Try these fixtures and let the games begin.
1. Govee Glide wall light
The Govee Glide wall light can add color to your gaming sessions. This RGBIC fixture can shine in any color on the rainbow while you’re playing Mario Kart, Halo Infinite, or anything else. The Govee Glide also reacts to your game’s soundtrack and changes based on whichever of its music modes you’re using. To set up your fixture, click the bars together and place it where you want it.
2. Smart light bars
Imagine changing the vibe of your room from a soothing ocean-blue to an alarming, adrenaline-pumping red shade for motivation to defeat a boss. Well, with smart light bars, you can do just that and so much more right from your gaming chair. These models give your room an extra touch of excitement by syncing to your game and reacting to its music.
Many smart RGB LED lights work with Google Home and Alexa, so you can use your smartphone to switch up the ambiance in seconds. You can even use voice control to keep your hands on your keyboard or controller as you fight your enemies. Either way, your light will be the life of the gaming party.
3. LED strips
Every part of your gaming room deserves a glow-up. You can add a splash of color all around with flexible LED strips. Many strip lights are peel-and-stick, so you can place them around your desk, chair, monitor – wherever your heart desires. Once adhered, you can shine a harmonious, fun, and dramatic display of colors all around your gaming room. You’ll race cars and fly planes under an array of colorful effects.
An especially modern example of a gaming-friendly LED strip is the BlissGlow. Its advanced RGB features mean it can shine in up to a dozen colors at once. You can control these colors from your phone with the BlissLights mobile app. You can also toggle music-matching mode to keep your LED strip in tune with your game. There’s never been an easier way to bring your game night home.
BlissGlow Multicolor LED Strip Light
Refresh your space with a modern glow.
4. LED corner lamp
When it comes to RGB lighting, your options go far beyond a standard table lamp. If you’re limited on desk or wall space, an LED corner lamp may be just what you need. These fixtures’ sleek design means they work well in small spaces, and they pack a punch when illuminating rooms of any size. With either remote control or your smartphone, the entire color spectrum is at your fingertips.
Just like your game has many modes, LED corner lamps often include many effects such as dimmers, timers, and changing colors. Some LED corner lamps also come with built-in mics, giving you the option to sync them with your gaming sound system. The colors will be as active as your avatar on screen.
5. Philips Hue Play Light Bar
The Philips Hue Play Light Bar is a small fixture that illuminates the battlefield with a color of your choice. You can use more than one bar if your PC setup includes multiple monitors. Three hue lights can connect to one power supply, giving you a handful of colors with one setup. You can also control your gaming bars anytime, anywhere with your smartphone, or right from your gaming desk with voice control.
6. KontrolFreek Gaming Lights
The KontrolFreek Gaming Lights LED strip is USB-powered for easy setup and use. You can apply these adhesive LED RGB strips behind your desk, under your monitor, on your ceiling, or along your walls. With the backlight coming from these trips, you can more easily build your fantasy world without any harsh glare.
7. Light panels
Looking for something avant-garde and eccentric to get you in the zone for hours of non-stop game time? These panels can give you endless freedom to create the lighting arrangement of your dreams. You can mount these statement-piece panels to the wall to create a stunning mosaic of your own design. Some lights include a “match mode” that displays the colors of your gaming screen on your hexagons for a fully immersive experience. When your game gets intense, some mosaics can react to the music and change right before your eyes.
8. Wanxing Neon Game Sign
Nothing says “I’m a gamer” quite like a neon light in the shape of a game controller. Try hanging the Wanxing Neon Game Sign on your wall over your gaming setup for exactly that effect. This USB-powered fixture, though large, is hollow so it can be moved around easily. It can also double as a night light to help you wind down after an evening of battling, quests, and leveling up.
9. Galaxy projectors
Imagine battling aliens in space all while under sparkling stars and weightless clouds. With galaxy projectors, you can achieve exactly that effect. Your gaming can take place in an environment of your wildest galactic dreams – colorful nebulas, twinkling stars, drifting skies.
The SkyLite 2.0, for example, illuminates your room with red, blue, and green clouds and effects you can control right from your phone. It instantly transforms your gaming room into a space fit for the ultimate explorer.
Sky Lite 2.0: Galaxy Projector (App Control)
Shine a galaxy of moving stars and a vibrant multicolor cloud.
10. Smart mood light
Some of the best video games make your character’s motion in your fantasy realm appear liquid-smooth. What if your gaming room’s color effects could be similarly seamless? Enter smart mood lights, which provide colorful gradients that keep the vibe in a room ever-exciting.
A great example is the BlissRadia, which includes several built-in gradients and effects for immersing your gaming room in an array of shifting hues. Use the rainbow gradient for racing around Rainbow Road or the Greensward effect for a journey through virtual forests. With the BlissRadia, your favorite game can take you even further.
BlissRadia Smart LED Mood Light
From desktop to bedside, light the way to concentration, stimulation, or relaxation.
Ascend to the next level with BlissLightsVideo games can be more than a hobby – for you, they might be a lifestyle. That means you need aesthetically pleasing, advanced accessories such as ambient gaming lighting. With the right fixtures, your gaming experience can go from ordinary to out-of-this-world. And with the laser projections and LED gradients of BlissLights, you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in all the action. Browse the BlissLights collection now to discover the magic that lies ahead.
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