Everything you need to know about Windows 11’s Dynamic Lightning, from features to getting started

Devesh Beri

Windows 11 brings a new feature for users who love to customize their computing experience – Dynamic Lighting. This feature controls RGB (Red, Green, Blue) lighting on compatible devices from Windows Settings. Whether you have LED-lit keyboards, mice, or other RGB-enabled gadgets, here’s what you need to know about Windows 11’s Dynamic Lighting.


  1. Unified Control: Users can customize RGB lighting individually or collectively in Windows Settings.
  2. Firmware and Driver Options: Devices can support Dynamic Lighting through native firmware or VHF drivers, offering flexibility for implementation.
  3. Personalization and Sync: Extend Windows accent colors onto devices and synchronize RGB effects across brands for a cohesive look.
  4. Industry Collaborations: Microsoft has partnered with hardware manufacturers like Acer, ASUS ROG, and software developers for a broader range of supported devices.
  5. Fine Control: Adjust LED brightness, effects, and colors for a customized lighting setup.

HID LampArray Devices support

HID LampArray devices are devices that support dynamic RGB (Red, Green, Blue) lighting.

  • HID LampArray devices, including keyboards, mice, game controllers, and more, are compatible with Dynamic Lighting. They can be implemented via native firmware or Virtual HID Framework (VHF) drivers.
  • Developers can find sample projects like Arduino and Macropad to create LampArray devices. Documentation for VHF drivers is also available.

Getting Started

  • Go to Start > Settings > Personalization > Dynamic Lighting to access Dynamic Lighting settings.
  • Compatible devices connected to your system will appear as cards at the top of this page, allowing you to tweak individual settings for each device.

Global Dynamic Lighting Settings

  • Background light control: Prioritize apps by dragging them to the top of the list to give them priority in controlling the lighting. These settings are associated with specific devices and USB ports.
  • Brightness: Adjust the LED brightness on your devices using this setting. Resetting it will return the brightness to default values.
  • Effects: Customize the lighting effects on your devices by selecting colors and effects from the dropdown menu. Resetting will revert the effects to the devices’ default configurations.

Windows 11’s Dynamic Lighting feature allows for synchronized and personalized RGB lighting across compatible devices. It’s perfect for gamers and anyone looking to customize their computing environment. Supported by various hardware manufacturers and software developers, Dynamic Lighting makes it easier to control and personalize your RGB devices.