The Xbox Series X looks gorgeous with LEDs, but we don't recommend it
LEDs and gaming go together like peanut butter and jelly, but you probably shouldn't add lights to your Xbox Series X.
What you need to know
- An Xbox Series X owner showed off the console with LED lights inside.
- The lights let the owner show custom-colored lights through the console.
- For several reasons, we don't recommend trying it for yourself.
The Xbox Series X is a gorgeous piece of gaming hardware. Its unique design is optimized for maximizing airflow, including its top which is covered in holes for ventilation. One person on Reddit has taken advantage of those holes to show off color LEDs inside the console. While the setup looks beautiful, we don't' recommend it for several reasons.
First off, to add the lights, you have to open up the console. This in itself isn't usually a great idea. People will debate about voiding warranties, but aside from that, it's not a good idea to go poking around a console unless you know what you're doing.
Second, the setup in a video has quite a few LEDs inside. The LEDs are coiled in a way that can cause excess heat that can damage the light strip. In addition to potentially causing damage to the light strip, it's a bad idea to add more heat to your console.
Finally, the LED strips in this modded console are just above the fan of the device. If you tried this yourself and made a mistake, you could affect the fan in a negative way.
While we don't recommend doing this yourself, it is fun to look at the finished product. When the Xbox Series X was unveiled, some people wondered if the console would have lighting of some kind. The announcement video for the console and some marketing images had a green hue at the top of the console, but the console doesn't have any lights inside.
If you want a safer way to customize your console, you can grab a skin.
These skins let you personalize your Xbox Series X. You can get skins with different colors, textures, and logos. You can even create your own custom Xbox Series X skin.
The full next-generation experience.
Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship, as its most powerful console with over 12TF GPU performance and a custom SSD. It boasts up to 4K resolution and 120 FPS, full backward compatibility across four generations, and ray-tracing support.
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Experience next-gen gaming for less.
Microsoft serves the next-generation for less with its budget-friendly Xbox Series S. The console packs the same high-performance CPU and SSD technology as Xbox Series X, while scaling back the GPU and removing the disc drive.
Xbox Series X/S
- Xbox Series X: Everything we know
- Best games coming to Xbox Series X/S
- List of Xbox Series X specs
- What is the Xbox Series X release date?
- How much does Xbox Series X cost?
- Why you can't preorder Xbox Series X yet
- Best Xbox Series X Headsets
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