Windows 11 is set to introduce a highly anticipated feature that will provide users with centralized control over peripherals with RGB lighting. The announcement was made at Microsoft’s Build conference and detailed in a blog post by Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer for Windows and Devices.
Known as Dynamic Lighting, the feature aims to simplify the setup and customization of devices with RGB lights. With Windows 11, users will be able to effortlessly manage their RGB lighting setup through a single hub in the Settings panel. This centralized control alleviates the need to install multiple apps from different manufacturers, streamlining the management of lighting controls for various peripherals.
Dynamic Lighting is scheduled to undergo testing later this month, making it available for preview in upcoming Windows 11 builds. While the feature may not be significant to non-gamers or those who are not fond of RGB lighting, it presents a convenient solution for users with RGB mice, gaming keyboards, headsets, and other lighting-enabled components from different vendors.
This addition to Windows 11 eliminates the need for multiple third-party apps, reducing system bloat and potential performance issues caused by such applications. Having all the lighting controls conveniently located in a single settings panel improves convenience and ease of use compared to managing disparate RGB-related apps.
As the feature enters testing soon, it is expected to be included in the major 23H2 update later this year. The Dynamic Lighting hub has the potential to inject excitement into the Windows 11 update, offering a much-appreciated convenience for gamers and enthusiasts who embrace RGB lighting in their setups.