Ambient and Other Lighting Modes
Ambient mode works by displaying the same colors of what you are seeing on your display on the RGB strips. I really good way to illustrate this is in the photo below. We have our background which is more blue and dark on the left side and on the right we have a Chrome window snapped to the right, which is brighter and more white. You can see the lights are much brighter and white on the right while they are more blue and darker on the left.
Of course the perfect application for this is gaming. I went ahead and fired up The Division 2 and played for a while to see how accurate the HUE 2 system really was. In the first photo below we are in an area with a lot of blue and the RGB’s are very blue. In the second we are inside a building where we have some darker red areas on the left and a brighter area on the left. This once again is reflected on the RGB’s on the monitor.
Besides the Ambient mode other smart modes include CPU Temperature, GPU Temperature, and FPS. You can set a custom lighting mode or even have the RGBs react to audio on your system. You also get NZXT’s pre-set effects, my two favorite are probably Rainbow Flow and Super Rainbow.
Here is what a single color looks like.
And the Rainbow Flow and Super Rainbow.
Finally we took a few before and after photos of what our setup looked like before we installed the HUE 2 Ambient RGB Lighting Kit and after. The before shots are on the left and the after are on the right.