We’ve seen external lighting kits for your monitor and desk for a while now. There have only been a few kits that actually offer software control and addressable RGB control. Well Corsair is entering the game with their brand new iCUE LS100 Smart Lighting Strips which offer software control via Corsair’s iCUE software, have an ambient lighting mode which reacts to what is going on on your screen, and uses a different design that what we’ve seen when it comes to lighting strips. Are these the ultimate RGB strips for your setup? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to Corsair for providing us with the LS100 Smart Lighting Kit to review.
Corsair sent us their LS100 Starter Kit, 450mm Expansion Kit, and 250mm Expansion Kit. Each kit comes in a similar box that shows the lighting kit in action and lets you know which kit you’ve received. On the back of each box is information on the LS100’s in a handful of different languages.
Starting with the LS100 Starter Kit, it comes with 2 long strips, 2 short strips, a RGB controller, USB cable, power adapter, RGB expansion cables, mounting hardware, a user’s guide and warranty guide.
The 450mm Expansion Kit comes with 2 long strips, RGB expansion cables, mounting hardware, a warranty guide, and user’s guide.
Finally the 250mm Expansion Kit comes with 2 short strips, RGB expansion cables, mounting hardware, a warranty guide, and user’s guide.