Silverstone has embraced the spirit of DIY and has a number of customizable solutions. It just makes sense for them to have their own line of RGB LED lighting solutions as well. With their LSB01 RGB LED control box and RB LSB02 RGB LED lights, users can fully declare a large enclosure with top down RGB LED lighting.
Unlike the LED lightstrips that you can buy at eBay stores or hardware, Silverstone RGB LED solutions are more "shelf-friendly". It's actually present in a colorful graphics box with a complete list of specifications on the back.
The LSB01 control box is what you call a starter kit because it includes two RGB LED lights out of the box and a cable to connect it. LS02 is an expansion kit for LSB01, which provides the same pair of RGB LED lightstrips that are included with the LSB01 starter kit, minus the control box and power cord control box.
While the documentation for LSB01 comes in a typical booklet, LS02 is a little more creative, using the documentation sheet as a compartment container for box contents. The LSB01 accessory on the other hand has a plastic birth place for protection.
- SST-LS02 RGB LED Strip x2
- Y-cable extender x2
- RGB 4-pin signal cable x1
- 4-pin peripheral cable x1
- Velcro adhesive tape
- SST-LS02 RGB LED Strip x2
- Y-cable extender x2
Silverstone LSB01 RGB LED Control Box
The Silverstone LSB01 control box is a fully enclosed unit that can be mounted internally but would not look out of place externally. It measures 46 x 85mm and is only 19mm thick. It can actually be mounted behind the motherboard tray on some motherboards and still have room to close the right side panel. This is of course dependent on the chassis model.
It is fitted through an embedded magnet that is easily attached to most steel chassis. For those who have aluminum or non-magnetic cases, Silverstone provides the adhesive Velcro ribbon as an alternative. The enclosure is made of light plastic so that no problem remains vertically.
This control box supports up to 8 RGB LED devices simultaneously.
This control box supports up to 8 RGB LED devices simultaneously. It has the option of using the built-in controller (toggled via IC option) or the in-line motherboard header available on the new model. LSB01 is now officially compliant with ASUS Aura Sync, RGB AIM ASRock AAL, RGB Gigabyte, Mystic Mystic Light MSI and Motherboard LED Racing Biostar headboards.
To use the built-in IC LED controller, attach the 2 pin reset sticker to the 2-pin and the 2 pin power cable connector to the control box. The reset header acts as a preset color toggle button.
To use the RGB header LED motherboard that gives you more control over the built-in IC, just plug the middle 4-pin cable. The motherboard cable provides the existing power so that a 2-pin power cord connector is not required.
Unlike many LED RGB lightstrips, the LS02 comes with a white diffuser so the LEDs are evenly distributed and do not look really 'pointed'. Although this dim light is generated slightly compared to bare LED units, the light is much more fun and even.
This strip has a built-in magnet similar to the LSB01 control box so it's easy to stick to a steel enclosure. The back also has an adhesive for aluminum or non-magnetic surfaces.
Each 300mm strip has an 18-piece RGB 5050 LED that uses 1.44W. Users can even daisy chain up to five strips at the same time when directly powered. This connector has a male and female tip, with a pin header compatible with a 4-pin RGB LED motherboard header on the male side.
In combination with the 8-channel LSB01 control box, the LS02 provides a fully comprehensive RGB LED solution that is sufficient to power large cases like the Core Thermaltake series or the Caselabs Magnet series. There are at least two LS02 strips that are recommended for full effect on tower spaces and full towers' main hall.
If using a motherboard with a pair of available RGB LED headers, the LSB01 control box is not required. Users can only buy LS02 and are very ready to use directly from the box. For most ordinary setup, this is enough. The LSB01 control box is highly recommended for those who are modding or need to extract a much larger system.
Since Silverstone LSB01 can be used internally and externally, coupled with the fact that the LS02 strip has adhesive support and magnetic mounting capabilities, users can also use it to reboot the large TV / monitor or even a desk. LSB01 can control up to 8 strips directly and even every LS02 alone can be brought daisy up to five times so users can even use this strip for mood lighting of the room. The possibilities are almost unlimited and only according to user preferences.
For convenience and ease of use, the kit kit controller SDL01 LSB01 RGB LED and LS02 RGB LED lightstrip kit easily get the Modders-Inc 'Must Have' award.
Product Name: LS02 RGB LED Lightstrips
Price at time of review: $ 26.99 USD