by Ari Dor
I can’t believe how much RGB (Red, Green, Blue) lighting has made it into the PC world, the meme world, and the decoration world.
This is one of the many custom PCs that is 100% outfitted with RGB memory, fans, peripherals (e.g. mouse, keyboard), and headphones. More color, more power, more money. Purely lipstick on a pig: the RGB lighting makes it look slightly better, but it is completely and utterly useless. The reason I can even have a view and opinion on this is my personal encounters with hardcore RGB lighting in PCs, light bulbs, and bedframes.
My friend Peter recently built his own custom PC with mostly RGB cooling products that I have seen firsthand. For light bulbs, there is a remote control light bulb that I installed in my lamp, because (1) why not, (2) my dad said I could if I found batteries for the remote, and (3) I wanted to have more experience with RGB so that my opinion on it could have more validity. Now, the one you’ve been waiting for: the bedframe. I installed an LED strip along the bottom and back of my bed. What I got out of it was a couple of “holy sh*t’s and a few “oh my gods” from my family.
Fast forward to now, I don’t regret it as much as I thought I would. After playing around a bit and falling asleep a few nights with ambient light, my whole perspective changed. Haha, I’m just kidding. Not very much changed. I’m into RGB lighting, but only as long as it doesn’t go overboard. For the PC example, RGB fans make the computer look good, but the addition of RGB headphones makes it go into the great deep depths of terrible RGB decoration.