Gaming lights to level up your setup

01 november, 2022

Whether you want to build the ultimate battle station, make your games leap off the screen, or create an extra-entertaining space where your family and friends can watch you slay your enemies, gaming lights create a video game experience that’s next-level for everyone! Check out our smart gaming room light tips and picks that’ll really make you feel part of the action. 

Gaming room lights including Philips Hue PC gradient lightstips on a three-screen PC gaming setup

Gaming lights for your PC

Gaming room lights are designed to give you a truly immersive experience when you’re gaming by reacting to all the content on your screen. Play gradient lightstrips were made with this in mind, and they’re the perfect companion to your PC monitors. The Play gradient lightstrip for PC is designed for single- or triple-monitor setups and attaches easily to the back of your monitor setup with the included mounts. 

A gamer using PC gradient lightstrips on a single screen gaming room light setup

Get synced

Once you’ve got your lightstrips in position you’ll need to sync them to your computer so that they’ll dim, brighten, and flash along with all the on-screen content. You can do this in one of two ways. Use the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box with the Hue app or a PC with the Hue Sync desktop app.

More light, more impact!

In addition to lightstrips, you can add any Philips Hue color-capable lamps to your gaming room light setup by adding them to your Entertainment area in the Hue app. Play light bars are a versatile addition to your gaming room — lay them down or stand them up alongside your monitor. Add a Signe table lamp at the side of your PC gaming setup for an added gradient of colorful light. 

Gaming room lights including Philips Hue PC gradient lightstips, Philips Hue Play light bars, and Signe gradient floor lamp

Gaming room lights for spectators

Spent ages trying to defeat that end-of-level boss? Time flies when you’re engrossed in the game. But don’t forget the spectators! Even though your guests have a front row seat to your gaming prowess, they might want to snack, chat, and relax. 

As well as syncing your lights with your PC you can also dot a few color-capable gaming room lights around your space to create an extra-captivating atmosphere for those who aren’t playing. Place a couple of Go accent lights or Iris table lamps next to your sofa and set them to a warm glow so your spectators can see what they’re doing while taking a time out.

 Gaming lights for your TV

The Play gradient lightstrip for TVs comes in three sizes and includes mounting clips, making it easy to attach it to the back of the screen. Once your lightstrip is in place, use the Play HDMI sync box with the Hue app to sync the lightstrip to your TV and gaming console.  

For an added blend of colorful, reactive light, place a Play gradient light tube above or below your TV and then rotate the tube for the perfect wash of light. For an even more dramatic effect, fill even more of your space with color as you play by placing Signe floor lamps in each corner of your room. 

Office by day, gaming room by night

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a space that’s solely dedicated to gaming — for example, your gaming space may double as a bedroom or home office. Luckily, your smart lights can create the perfect atmosphere whether you're gaming or not. 

If your gaming room is also an office, try setting your gaming room lights to the Concentrate light recipe while you work. It features a cool white light setting to help you focus. Is your gaming space also a bedroom? Try a Go to sleep automation, which slowly turns the lights to a warm glow and signals that it’s time for sleep — no more late-night gaming sessions! 

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and color ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness