RGB lighting is a big part of any serious gaming setup, but it’s easy to forget the walls surrounding it. Well, that’s where the gaming lights for walls enter the picture. These lights come in many different forms and offer a ton of ways to decorate your whole gaming room with RGB.
From the ever-popular Nanoleaf products to some less-common (but still great) options, there are a ton of game room lights to choose from. Here are 14 different choices that will take your gaming setup to the next level.
Nanoleaf is a leading manufacturer of smart lights, with a range of wall-mounted panels perfect as gaming room lights. The Nanoleaf Rhythm Lights Smarter Kit is the company’s classic triangular light that you’ve probably seen in many setups.
Some of the standout features of the Nanoleaf Rhythm include screen mirroring and automatic layout detection. There’s also a music reactive mode that allows the lights to react as your game’s soundtrack picks up, livening up your gaming experience.
You can control the Nanoleaf panels with smart devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Nanoleaf’s own desktop and mobile app. If you use Razer peripherals, you may also appreciate the Nanoleaf panels’ Razer Synapse compatibility.
The Nanoleaf Rhythm gaming wall lights come in packages of nine or seven panels. A single Nanoleaf controller unit can handle up to 30 panels, though, so nothing’s stopping you from adding much more than that. Overall, these are one of our favorite lights for a gaming room.
Feeling more like squares instead? Check the Nanoleaf Canvas Smarter Kit out. These square Nanoleaf panels have all the standard features you expect from a Nanoleaf product, including a music-reactive mode, Razer Synapse integration, and smart home controls.
But the Canvas panels have one element that sets them apart from the Rhythm, though. These are touch-sensitive. The Canvas’ lighting scenes react to touch, and you can also touch them to control other Apple HomeKit devices you have.
The Nanoleaf Canvas also supports a lot more panels. A single power supply can handle 25 panels, and a controller unit can accommodate 500. So, if you have a huge gaming room to light up, these are the wall lights for you.
The Govee Glide Hexa Lights are modular hexagon-shaped smart lights with multiple internal LEDs per panel. This makes them great for smooth lighting effects and displaying multiple colors per panel.
You can choose from 40 included scenes that include patterns for all occasions, even the holidays. You can also create your own design with the Govee Home app and share it with a community of over 8 million other registered app users.
Beyond the animated color scenes, these Govee Glide Hexa Lights have a music reactive mode that can match your games. These lights are controlled via the Govee Home app and feature the expected Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration.
The Govee app also lets you connect to an extensive database of custom light effects and DIY videos. These can help you customize these lights to match the overall game room lighting you’ve got going on. All in all, definitely a set of lights worthy of your time.
These Cololight LED lights boast a unique circular stage light-style design. This sets them apart from all the angular panels you usually see and makes them perfect for setups with circular elements.
The stylish black housing contains 37 LEDs, so you’re getting smooth lighting that fits the shape. There are over 60 lighting effects to choose from, alongside the standard music sync feature. You can control these lights with the Cololight app, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. The Plus version also supports Apple Homekit.
If you’re a streamer, you’ll also likely enjoy these lights’ Stream Deck integration. They won’t work for every setup, but if you want circular lights, these should be the ones to go for.
If you’re not afraid of a bit of DIY, these could be the gaming lights for you. BTF-Lighting’s WS28212B ECO flexible LED panels support the FastLED library and the Rainbowduino board. This makes them great for an Arduino or Raspberry Pi custom lighting setup.
Possible effects for your custom gaming room lights include rolling subtitle, picture display, video display, fireworks, and chase modes. Multiple panels can be linked together with a simple three-pin JST connector. These are cheap and easy to find on Amazon.
These aren’t as plug-and-play as our other picks, but going the custom route can be incredibly rewarding. Best of all, BTF-Lighting has a website and YouTube page with tutorials and information to help you light up your gaming setup.
There’s more to game room lights than the standard geometric panels. Govee’s Smart LED Strip Lights can bend and reach around walls and shelves where flat panels can’t. This makes these light strips great if you already have a lot of other panels or decorations in place.
The Govee light strips are easy to mount and feature various effects that can enhance your gaming experience. Effects include 64 different lighting scenes and two music sync modes thanks to a built-in mic. As usual, you can control everything with the Govee Home app, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.
The Govee Smart LED Strip Lights come in a 50-foot package that includes two 25-foot rolls of LED strips. That should be more than enough to cover your entire gaming room, making these good value overall.
Govee’s Immersion TV LED Backlights are a unique way to splash some ambient light behind your TV or gaming monitor. The big selling point of these lights is their ability to mimic the colors on your screen via a camera. It scans your screen and detects colors before sending that info over to the LEDs.
The screen mirroring is an excellent feature that helps bring your gaming room together coherently. On top of that, it makes your games a lot more immersive, which is always a plus.
Beyond the screen mirroring, you get 12 scene modes, two video modes, and four music modes. You can create custom modes with the Govee Home app and control the lights through it, too. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support is present, as usual.
The Govee Immersion TV LED Backlights come in a few different packages for screens between 55 and 85 inches. If you want the next level in RGB immersion, these LED lights might be the product for you.
If you’re already rocking other Razer peripherals, then the company’s Chroma Light Strip Set are the gaming room lights you want. The three-strip kit (one 39-inch light strip and two 19-inch strips) can display any one of 84 different lighting effects, accessible via the included controller box.
If you want even more than that, then you can load up Razer’s Synapse software or the Chroma RGB app to create custom lighting patterns. Do note that while you can control these through software, these aren’t smart lights and won’t work with Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
The three strips in the Chroma Light Strip Set boast 120 LEDs in total, and Razer’s thought of future expansion here. Each of the two headers on the controller supports 120 LEDs (for a total of 240 LEDs), so you can add another set of strips without buying an extra controller.
And, as long as you use compatible LEDs, everything’s controllable through the Razer software or control box.
Govee’s RGBIC Smart Wall Sconces are perfect if you want grazing, ambient light for your gaming room walls. These feature music sync and 30 different scene modes but can also be controlled individually to give your gaming room its own signature look.
You also get access to a timer feature and the ability to dim the lights via the Govee Home app or the included control box. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support is included, with voice control also present.
Installation is quite simple, and they can be mounted either facing up or down towards the floor. Overall, the Govee RGBIC Smart Wall Sconces are a great option for a subtle lighting effect.
If you have an entire gaming room at your disposal, the Blisslights Ark Lite Aurora Projector may be the perfect way to liven it up. This LED light projects an impressive array of stars along with a very 3D-like aurora effect.
The Blisslights projector is a bit of a one-trick pony, admittedly. But you can at least use the provided buttons for cycling between brightness and rotation settings to find the perfect look.
Projecting these lights and patterns onto a wall and ceiling can make gaming sessions more immersive and even offer a calming effect. Overall, the Blisslights projector provides a simple yet flexible option for someone looking to avoid a tech-focused aesthetic.
Encalife’s Star Light Galaxy Projector offers a different take on the space aesthetic by shining a nebula of LED stars onto your walls and ceiling. It’s an effective planetarium-style effect, and perfect for gaming or just to relax.
The Encalife projector has multiple brightness settings so that you can dial it in just right. You can control projector settings such as brightness and on/off timers with the Smartlife app, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.
If you’re into space sims or sci-fi action games, this Encalife projector is a perfect match. It’ll transport your gaming room into space without needing a complex lighting setup.
The Lumoonosity WASD sign is a true gamer light available in either pink or blue. It has that old-school neon look without any of the old-school drawbacks. It’s plastic and uses LEDs, so it’s light and easy to mount despite being about 16 by 11 inches.
Sure, there isn’t much to it, but there’s no denying that this light is perfect for your gaming room and won’t ever go out of style.
Like the WASD sign, the Lumoonosity LIVE Neon Sign uses LEDs to replicate the old-fashioned neon look. You get the neon aesthetic, but thankfully without the power draw and safety concerns.
The LIVE sign is about 12 inches in diameter and light enough to mount with either screws or mounting tape. This makes it versatile and easy to mount wherever you need.
The Vagarylight Lightning Bolt is a compact, low-power light that emits a nice, warm glow. The Varagylight can be powered with a standard USB power source or AAA batteries, making it easy to add to any setup.
As you can see in the image, the Vagarylight’s shape works well with limited space and a warmer color scheme. And hey, it’ll probably add a bit of spark to your setup too.