How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11

Let’s learn how to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11. Dynamic Lighting provides Windows users and developers with native control of lighting devices by implementing the open HID LampArray standard.

Windows 11 always introduce exciting features in each update. Dynamic Lighting is one of the new updates of Windows 11. It aims to create cohesion across a fragmented ecosystem. This feature will provide a rich end-user experience that will constantly delight users on Windows.

Dynamic Lighting is a new feature On Windows. Dynamic lighting support in Windows allows both app developers and end users to control and match lighting effects across peripherals and other connected devices. 

The new feature Dynamic Lighting, is beneficial for users. It gives a good seeing effect to viewers. It includes a built-in set of primary effects.

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What are the Advantages of Dynamic Lighting?

How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11

Dynamic Lighting is a new feature in Windows 11. Applying dynamic Lighting on your screen controls brightness and effect, entertaining users. More advantages are given below.

1. Enhanced Visual Appeal
2. It helps to entertain users
3. It makes users more productive

How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11

If Dynamic Lighting is connected to your PC, it will take control of device lighting and set a static effect that matches your Windows accent colour. You can easily access if the new feature, Dynananic Lighting, is working on your PC. First, you take settings from the Start Menu.

How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.1
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.1

After that, select Personalization from Settings; you can see the Dynamic Lighting option. If you can’t see the option, you should update your PC.

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How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.2
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.2

There are 5 options for managing dynamic lighting. These options allow you to add the effects in dynamic lighting.

Managing Dynamic lightingUsed to
Use Dynamic Lighting on my devicesIt enables dynamic lighting
Compatible apps in the foreground always control lightingIt allows Compatible apps in the foreground to always control lighting
Background light controlIt controls the background light
BrightnessIts control helps to change the brightness
EffectsIt is used to change the effects
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Table.1
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.3
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.3

Use Dynamic Lighting on my devices

After selecting dynamic lighting, you could see an enabled option for dynamic lighting. By default, Dynamic Lighting on my device is allowed.

How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.4
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.4

Compatible Apps in the Foreground Always Control Lighting

When this feature is toggled off, a background app can control devices even when a foreground app that wants control is active.

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How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.5

Background Light Control

It helps to control the background light. Installed apps can be prioritised if they have themselves as ambient background controllers.

How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.6
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.6

Brightness

Brightness is an essential tool in dynamic lighting. It helps to change the brightness and adjust the lights. You can easily access this feature from Dynamic Lighting.

How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.7
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.7

Effects

Effects are essential options in dynamic lighting. You can see a variety of effects in the screenshots below. If you click the down arrow of solid colour, you can get an assortment of effects such as Breathing, Rainbow, Wave, Wheel, Gradient, etc.

Different EffectsUsed to
Solid ColorIt includes the Main Colours
BreathingIt contains effect speed and Main Colours
RainbowIt has an effect on speed and Direction
WaveIt has effect speed, Direction, Main colour and Second colour.
WheelIt includes Effect speed, Direction, Main colour and Second colour.
GradientIt includes Direction, Main colour and Second colour
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Table.2
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.8
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.8

If you click the next arrow on the right side, you can get another “Match my Windows accent colour” window. You can turn it on or turn it off. There are many colours to add effects; you can also use custom colours to get more colour. The new feature connected to your PC takes all lighting and matches Windows accent colours.

How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 - Fig.9
How to Enable and Use Dynamic Lighting on Windows 11 – Fig.9

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Sumitha was introduced to the world of computers when she was very young. She loves to help users with their Windows 11 and related queries. She is here to share quick news, tips and tricks with Windows security.

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