There is no doubt that a PC game with RGB light can be excellent, and in addition to over-lighting parts we feature LED strips, and even more when using LED strings to monitor. In any case, after all as a light source they produce more use, and although everyone knows that the LED consumes very little, having a PC for hours every day every day can ultimately lead to a higher value in the electrical manual.
With this foundation in mind, we will conduct power tests to see how much RGB lights on a PC cost.
Method and test
There are many things with RGB light we can have on a PC. We also use the Corsair ecosystem that allows us to illuminate, turn off and change the lighting of all components with the press of a button, being the hardware used in the test – for RGB lighting,
- 3 Corsair LL120 fans (front of the box).
- Corsair H100i Platinum (LED pump) + 2 Corsair ML120 Pro fans.
- 1 Corsair HD140 RGB fan (back of box).
- 4 Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB modules (with Capellix LED).
- 4 strips of Corsair Lighting Node Pro.
- Corsair's 4 LED light bars are the CUE LS100 Smart Lighting track.
- Corsair K70 RapidFire RGB MK.2 keyboard.
As you will see, the RGB optimized light we have on the machines used in this experiment is GREAT, and we have put everything in our power to be able to represent in a straightforward way the best possible use. RGB lighting for gaming PC.
Examination, we prepared it Two profiles at ICUE: one with everything missing, and the other with everything in static white. To measure usage we have used the current wall meter at Fergy the Socket
Assessment of the use of RGB light
Accelerated use is never completely possible, but it varies between the two products. So, for use when lighting RGB, usage ranges from 366.5 to 362.1 Watts. On average, approx light consumption with RGB It has been 364 watts. For its part, when the light is turned off, the distance is between 350 and 353 watts, which determines the average use of 351.5 watts.
So, the difference in use between turning on or off RGB is about 12.5 watts Nothing suspicious, but how much does that cost us?
Consideration the price is between 14,14 kWh euros electricity, this is what can cost us in terms of hours a day we have a PC:
- A PC 4 hours a day: 0.05 kWh, would cost us 0.007 euros a day or 0.21 euros a month.
- PC for 8 hours a day: 0,1 kWh, it would cost us 0,014 euros a day or 0,42 euros a month.
- A PC at 24 × 7: 0.3 kWh, would cost us 0.042 euros a day or 1.26 euros a month.
You now know what it costs – almost – RGB light on a PC. It is actually not an expensive endeavor, especially when in our example we have included a group that is full of RGB lighting and is usually very small. In any case, you now have a visual rating that you can monitor to know if RGB on a PC is worth it or not. taking into account your electricity costs.