Setup & Usage
Getting the iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers setup is quite easy. Plug power, the included USB cable, and the RGB cable into the main control tower. Connect the power and plug in the USB to an open USB port on your computer. Then space out the second tower and connect the RGB cable to it and you are good to go. Corsair sent us over their LT100 Expansion Kit (59.99), which includes another tower so we installed that too. Once installed and plugged into power the towers should light up, illuminating the area around where you placed them. Here is what our three tower setup looks like, obviously the lights look much better in the dark.
The towers do put off a good amount of light, especially that their base. On thing that is concerning is that you have these three towers taking up space on your desk.
Of course being a Corsair product the iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers work with Corsair’s iCUE software. When you plug them in to your computer the should automatically be recognized by iCUE. From there you can setup the order the towers are in and set different lighting effects. There are quite a lot to choose from. You’ll notice the bubbles on each tower in the iCUE software, these all are individually controllable so you can get really creative.
Here are some solid colors…
One really cool feature is “Video Lighting” which will display the same colors that are on your screen throughout the towers. In the software you can set which towers cover which specific part of the screen.
And here is it in action watching a video on YouTube…
Now these towers will make a difference in your setup, here is our setup with and without them.
But are they better than RGB strips on the back of your monitor? I’ve had the NZXT HUE 2 Ambient Kit on the back of my monitor for over a year now. And here is what they look like compared to the iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers. The first picture is of the towers and the second is of the NZXT HUE2 Ambient Kit.
As you can see the NZXT HUE 2 Ambient Kit does have better illumination coverage and does it at a cost of only $49.99.