Thermaltake Lumi Color 256C Magnetic LED Strip Control Pack Review
Building with the Lumi Color 256C
Today, we’ll be using two desktop cases to showcase the capabilities of the Lumi Color 256C a Cooler Master Elite 310 with a side panel window and an NZXT Phantom with the standard no window side panel. For both cases, we found that the effect was maximized by placing the LED strips on the side panel. The beam formation of each LED isn’t very wide and we wanted to get the most light on the internal components as much as possible.
Our next case is the NZXT Phantom, a much larger full-tower case. We have more space that needs illuminating, but we also have more places to position the magnetic LED strips. Though the Phantom case does not have any windows, it does have many fan grills for light to pass through and we got an underappreciated, but satisfying spooky glow from inside the case.
Ultimately, we got our best result putting all LED strips on the side panel. We even tried using some tin foil as a reflector to see if it improved the internal lighting which it didn’t.