iCUE Lighting Node PRO RGB Lighting Controller

$64.99 USD

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SKU CL-9011109-WW
iCUE Lighting Node PRO RGB Lighting Controller

$64.99 USD

The CORSAIR iCUE Lighting Node PRO RGB Lighting Controller brings stunning software-controlled RGB lighting to any PC, with four included RGB LED light strips boasting a total of 40 LEDs of RGB illumination.


Compatible with CORSAIR iCUE

CORSAIR ACCESSORIES

LIGHTING NODE PRO

LIGHT UP YOUR SYSTEM

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LIGHTS, iCUE, ACTION

Create, customize, and synchronize stunning RGB lighting effects when you connect CORSAIR RGB fans and lighting strips for an amazing system-wide light-show, all with a single controller that fits in the palm of your hand. Powered by CORSAIR iCUE software, the CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO helps turn your case into a smart case.

FOUR CORSAIR RGB LED LIGHT STRIPS INCLUDED

Each strip boasts ten individually addressable RGB LEDs to light up your system, with built-in magnets for easy installation.

LIGHT UP YOUR PC, AND YOUR FANS

Two RGB lighting channels provide independent software control of up to 12 CORSAIR individually addressable RGB LED strips or 12 CORSAIR RGB fans.

INTELLIGENT CONTROL, UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES

Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software allows you to customize and instantly sync RGB lighting across all your CORSAIR RGB products, including fans, keyboard, LED light strips and more.

Switch through various profiles.

  • Spiral Rainbow

  • Color Pulse

  • Color Shift

  • Rain

  • Rainbow Wave

  • Visor

EASY TO INSTALL

Lighting Node PRO connects to your PC using a simple USB 2.0 port, making setup and installation easy.

CORSAIR Hydro X Series products are compatible with the following coolants:

Coolant Brand Coolant Model Recommendation
CORSAIR XL5 Performance Coolant Preferred
Aquacomputer Double Protect Ultra Compatible
Coolaboratory Liquid Coolant Pro Compatible
EK Cryofuel Compatible
Jingway Iceland X Compatible
Koolance LIQ-702 Compatible
Liquid.Cool CFX Opaque Compatible
Mayhems IDC Compatible
Mayhems Pastel Compatible
Mayhems X1 Compatible
Mayhems XT-1 Nuke Compatible
Mayhems XT-1 Compatible
Nanoxia Cooling Fluid Pro Compatible
Nanoxia Cooling Fluid Pro Opaque Compatible
Primochill TRUE. Compatible
Thermaltake C1000 Compatible
XSPC EC6 Compatible
XSPC ECX Compatible
Alphacool Eiswasser Not compatible
Alphacool Eiswasser Pastel Not compatible
Alphacool Cape Kelvin Catcher (CKC) Not compatible
Aquatuning AT-Protect Not compatible
EK Cryofuel Solid Not compatible
Jingway Galaxy Not compatible
Mayhems SFX Aurora Not compatible
Phobya ZuperZero Xtreme Not compatible
Primochill VUE Not compatible
Swiftech HydrX Not compatible
Thermaltake C1000 Opaque Not compatible
Thermaltake Coolant 1000 Not compatible
UFO Technologies Cryo-Chillz Not compatible

Using Link with a Corsair AXi Digital Power Supply

The Corsair AXi Series PSUs have a lot of premium features. They use a digital signal processor for better performance, they're fully modular, and have a zero RPM fan mode at low loads. But one of the coolest things about the AXi power supplies, is their compatibility with the new Corsair Link software. Today, we take a look at the Corsair Link 2 software, or just "Link" for short, and more specifically how it gives you the ability to monitor AC input, DC output, the temperature and the fan speed of an AXi power supply.

The first thing I want to do is open up the "Graph" tab and set what I want to monitor in the "Config Panel" of this tab...

Using Link with a Corsair AXi Digital Power Supply

Above, you can see that I've checked boxes asking to have my two graphics cards' temperatures and fans graphed, as well as my CPU's temperature, the temperature of my AX860i power supply, as well as the AX860i's fan speed. I'm also monitoring the temperature of the coolant in the Hydro Series H100 that is cooling the CPU and the RPMs of the two fans cooling the H100's radiator.

Using Link with a Corsair AXi Digital Power Supply

While the system is idle, we can see that temperatures are relatively low. The AX860i is just barely over room temperature and therefore, the fan is not spinning.



Over on the "Power" tab, we see that the AX860i is only producing 107.3W as I sit here watching the Link software. It's pulling 117.8W from the wall, so our efficiency is 91%.

On this tab, we can also monitor our voltages, including the voltage of our AC mains, as well as current for each of our +12V outputs.

There are also check boxes that allow you to turn OCP on for the 8-pin +12V outputs (labeled "PCIe") on the power supply. OCP stands for "over current protection" and will shut down the power supply if too much current is delivered on any of these outputs.

Finally, we see the AX860i's temperature and the fan RPM on this tab. This is the same information we saw on the "Graph" tab, but in a different format. The fan is still not spinning because the temperatures are still low, but if we wanted to increase the airflow within our chassis just a bit, we can manually turn the fan speed up.

We start on the "System" tab...



On this tab, we can see everything that Corsair Link 2 monitors, but if we click on the "AX860i Fan" icon on the left, a configuration panel opens up on the right. By default, we can see the fan mode is set to "quiet" which means the fan isn't going to spin at low loads. Changing this is easy...

Using Link with a Corsair AXi Digital Power Supply

The lowest setting is 40%, which equates to about 784 RPM. I can keep it like this and still not hear the fan. And the fan will still ramp up even faster automatically if needed. Let's turn it up even more to find out where I can start hearing the fan...



At 76%, the fan is spinning 1508 RPM. I can definitely hear that now. Well, that's enough of that. Let's put the PSU fan back into "quiet" mode, fire up Prime95 and Furmark and see what kind of power we produce and let the fan spin up all on its own...

Using Link with a Corsair AXi Digital Power Supply

Almost immediately, the temperatures of the CPU and graphics cards increase. Under this load, we start to see the power supply fan ramp up as well.

Using Link with a Corsair AXi Digital Power Supply

After some time under load, we see our temperatures level out, an increase in the graphics cards' fan's RPMs and the PSU's fan leveling off just over 500 RPM.

Using Link with a Corsair AXi Digital Power Supply

When we switch back over to the "Power" tab, we can see that our load has increased to 473.4W. We're now pulling 502.9W from the wall and our efficiency is increased to 94%. We can see that the amperage delivered on all of our +12V connectors has increased, the AX860i's temperature has increased very slightly, from 26.5 to 28.8°C, and the fan is now spinning at 556 RPM.



Of course, when you're gaming you're probably not going to be able to watch your load, temperatures and fan speeds while you're playing. For this reason, Corsair Link allows you to log whatever information you'd like to keep track of in a CSV file. Simply check the boxes of the components you want to monitor, browse to where you want to save the file and give the file a name and click "start logging".

 

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