In this post, we will show you how to enable and use Dynamic Lighting on a Windows 11 PC. Dynamic Lighting is a new feature that enables users to set up and configure their RGB peripherals directly from Windows Settings. It eliminates the need for multiple software from brands that make those peripherals.
Gaming peripherals such as keyboards, mice, headsets, and other PC components come pre-equipped with RGB lighting. It enables users to create dynamic lighting effects that personalize and enhance the look and feel of their gaming setup. Until now, users had to rely on third-party apps to manage the RGB lighting effects of various peripherals, which also meant burdening their PCs with unwanted pieces of software. With the release of the Dynamic Lighting feature, users can now natively control their compatible devices without needing all such apps.
It is fairly easy to enable and use Dynamic Lighting with a compatible LampArray device and a supported version of Windows 11. And in case you don’t want to use the feature, you may turn it off anytime. The following sections will show you how to enable or disable Dynamic Lighting on a Windows 11 PC.
How to Enable Dynamic Lighting in Windows 11
Follow these steps to enable Dynamic Lighting on your Windows 11 PC:
- Click on the Start button icon in the taskbar area and select Settings.
- Go to Personalization > Dynamic Lighting.
- Turn on the toggle next to the Use Dynamic Lighting on my devices option.
Using Dynamic Lighting in Windows 11
To use Dynamic Lighting in Windows 11, connect your compatible RGB peripheral(s) using the USB ports on your system. Then go to Settings > Personalization > Dynamic Lighting.
This section allows you to manage global RGB lighting settings for all your compatible devices. To change individual device settings, select the device from the list of compatible devices shown on top.
Make sure Use Dynamic Lighting on my devices is enabled.
You can use the Compatible apps in the foreground always control lighting option to choose if third-party RGB control apps should have the ability to override the lighting controls set by Dynamic Lighting.
If you want to install vendor apps for advanced lighting controls, you can use the Background light control option to choose the order in which various background lighting controllers take precedence over one another.
Use the Brightness slider to control the brightness of the RGB lighting.
Use the Effects dropdown to change the color theme for the RGB lighting.
You can choose between the following options:
- Solid Color: Constantly displays the chosen color.
- Breathing: Only one color is used to turn on and off the lights.
- Rainbow: Cycles through the visible light spectrum.
- Wave: Uses two colors to create a wave effect.
- Wheel: Shows a spiral animation in two colors.
- Gradient: Displays two chosen colors.
Based on the selection, additional options will appear that allow you to further customize the lighting settings. For example, if you choose the ‘Rainbow’ effect, you will be able to change the Effect speed and the Direction in which the effect should play. For rest of the effects, you will be able to select the main and the secondary colors using the Color Selector or the Cutom colors option.
The Match my Windows accent color toggle allows you to instantly sync your Windows Accent color with your peripherals.
Disable Dynamic Lighting in Windows 11
If you are not a fan of RGB lighting, you can turn off Dynamic Lighting in Windows 11 by following the steps given below:
- Open the Windows Settings page and click on the Personalization option in the left panel.
- Click on Dynamic Lighting in the right panel.
- Turn off the toggle next to the Use Dynamic Lighting on my devices option.
That’s all about the Dynamic Lighting setting in Windows 11. I hope you find this useful.
What is Windows 11 Dynamic Lighting?
Dynamic Lighting is a new feature of the Windows 11 operating system that allow users to control their RGB devices using a single interface. The feature allows them to sync RGB effects across devices from various brands and extend their Windows accent color to the connected backlit peripherals.
Why is Dynamic Lighting not showing in Windows 11?
If you can’t see Dynamic Lighting in your Windows Settings page, your system has not yet received the feature update. Go to the ‘Windows Update’ section and click on the ‘Check for updates’ button. Your system will search for and download the update. Install the update and reboot your PC. You should now see the Dynamic Lighting settings.