Best smart lights for gaming 2024: Add colorful lighting to your game room

Smart lighting isn't just limited to turning your bulbs on and off from your phone or changing their colors. With the right smart bulbs, lighting panels, or strip lights, you can even soup up your gaming rig with lights that follow the rhythm and beats of your games, turning your entire room into a living visualizer. 

But which RGB smart lights are actually worth getting? I'm so happy you asked. Here are the best smart lights for gaming that you can get right now.

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I installed Nanoleaf Lines above my monitor and I love the ambient colors they create. (Image credit: Rebecca Spear / Windows Central)

If you're interested, the right smart lights can make for some of the best PC gaming accessories. Matching the color and intensity of your lights to your games and peripherals can make a surprisingly noticeable difference for your gaming experience. Bouncing colored lights off the wall behind your monitor can add to the ambiance of your game and even ease the strain on your eyes by keeping the amount of light relatively even between your foreground and background. 

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Most of these smart lights support gaming standards like Razer Chroma, which allows them to change color along with your game without needing any extra setup on your end. Philips Hue's White and Color Ambiance bulbs are the most popular smart bulbs, and work great with Chroma. Once you have one Hue product, why not keep going with more and more lights from the lineup? The best part: while Hue lights used to require a hub to control, they can now operate independently over Wi-Fi.

Nanoleaf is another great smart home brand whose lights don't require a hub. Their light panels and lines in particular are modular allowing you to create whatever layout you want before installing them on your wall. If you're after something unique, the Nanoleaf Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons are black when off but can display all of the vibrant colors of the rainbow. They look amazing whether on or off. 

Rebecca Spear
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Self-professed gaming geek, Rebecca Spear, is one of Windows Central's editors and reviewers with a focus on gaming handhelds, PC gaming, and laptops. When she isn't checking out the latest games on Xbox Game Pass, PC, ROG Ally, or Steam Deck; she can be found digital drawing with a Wacom tablet. She's written thousands of articles with everything from editorials, reviews, previews, features, previews, and hardware reviews over the last few years. If you need information about anything gaming-related, her articles can help you out. She also loves testing game accessories and any new tech on the market. You can follow her @rrspear on X (formerly Twitter).

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