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How Do You Light Up a Game Room?

Nov 16,2023 | Muzata LED Channel

E-sports has attracted more and more fans, it is not only a relaxing leisure activity, but has also gradually become a popular socializing ways in the new era. And the vast majority of 1990s and 2000s love playing games, such as PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, League of Legends, Assassin's Creed, Alden's Circle, GTA5, Red Dead Redemption, and other 3A games. They not only pursue game quality and immersive experience, but also pay attention to the space experience of playing game.

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So, the demand for game rooms arised, and this is an emerging concept in the past several years. Look at this fancy cyberpunk style! No wonder so many people dream of owning their own game room. Assuming you are fortunate enough to have a game room, how do you light up a game room? You need to know the types of game room, and what functional zones a game room should have before you start. 

The layout of game rooms can be divided into independent and dual-use types based on the spatial situation. Now, let‘s take a look at how to design your game room and light it up. 

When we talk about lighting design, we must consider common lighting, accent lighting, ambient lighting and functional lighting. Certainly, this holds true for game rooms as well. You should choose different LED light strips or LED channels to meet the specific functions of the space and your personal needs.

Independent Game Room

This design is suitable for spacious areas, and there can be dedicated rooms for setting up our game rooms. Generally, this type of game room needs to be segmented into three major functional areas: gaming area, rest area, and display area.

Gaming Area

Gaming area is the core part of the game room, mainly used to meet the owner's needs for gaming and entertainment. It is usually equipped with computer monitors and other devices.

You can also configure additional displays and PS5 game consoles here, or some racing game enthusiasts can also configure steering wheel simulator combinations and other devices. But this requires a very abundant gaming space.

The game table can be customized or the popular automatic lifting table. On the other hand, it also needs to be equipped with ergonomic chairs, which can be adjusted and adapted according to different postures. 

wall led lighting for gaming area


How to Light It Up?

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Accent Lighting: To create a dynamic and immersive atmosphere, it can enhance the overall visual appeal and aesthetics of the room, contributing to a more engaging and enjoyable gaming experience. One of the most popular methods is to use wall-mounted lights to provide key lighting for the desktop area. 

Display Area

The display area is a secondary function of esports rooms,and the display area usually uses hole boards and partition shelves to store basic equipment used in games, such as game controllers, headphones, and other exhibits and miscellaneous items.

Alternatively, specialized customized display cabinets can be used for storage, and the display cabinet doors here typically use transparent and visible glass doors. The display cabinet usually houses some handmade items, or models that you enjoy collecting. Some sneaker enthusiasts can display their collected sneakers inside.

display cabinet with collections in game room

How to Light It Up?

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Functional lighting: It helps create a focal point within the game room, drawing attention to the display cabinets and the items they showcase. It also provides ample illumination for users to locate and retrieve specific gaming accessories or collectibles without any inconvenience or difficulty. You can choose a suitable LED channel for your preferred functional LED lights.

Rest Area

The rest area is optional in esports rooms. If the area is sufficient, a rest area can be configured, and tatami or small sofas can be set up in this area to meet the resting function. On the other hand, it can also be used to meet the temporary sleeping demand for your guests.cozy rest area in game room

How to Light It Up?

Common lighting: Such as using down lights, light strips, or linear lights to achieve the effect of floodlighting. Because rest space needs to meet the original functions of resting, and don't ask for too many styles.

Dual-purpose Game Room

A dual-purpose game room is suitable for limited space and cannot be specifically designed as an game-playing space, and it as all other rooms, must meet the spatial functions required for daily living. In this case, the functions of this type of game room can be combined with other spaces. For example, it can be combined with the master bedroom, study, or balcony.

dual-purpose gaming zone

How to Light It Up?

Mainly Focus on Common Lighting: Consider there are other functions in dual-purpose game room, it is necessary to set up common lighting. Recessed LED downlights, LED light strips and smart LED bulbs can basically meet your needs.

How to Design Your Game Room?

To facilitate later planning and design, as well as equipment configuration, it is necessary to first determine which functional zones the esports room should have and focus on what you want your games room to be.

Few Things to Consider:

  1. Theme and Aesthetics: Determine the theme or aesthetic you want for your game room. Whether it's a futuristic tech-inspired space, a retro arcade vibe, or a sleek and modern design, the overall look and feel will guide many of your design choices.

  2. Gaming Experience: Think about the gaming experience you want to offer. Are you aiming for a high-tech, immersive environment with cutting-edge gaming setups, or a cozy and nostalgic space for retro gaming? Consider the types of games and gaming activities you want to accommodate.

  3. Functional Zones: Define the functional zones within the game room. This could include dedicated areas for console gaming, PC gaming, tabletop games, socializing and relaxation, display and storage of gaming collectibles, and any other specific activities you want to cater to.

  4. Comfort and Ergonomics: Consider the comfort and ergonomics of the space. This includes seating options, gaming chairs, lighting for extended gaming sessions, and any other elements that contribute to the physical well-being of gamers and visitors.

  5. Technology Integration: Determine how technology will be integrated into the space. This could involve considerations such as audio-visual systems, smart lighting, connectivity for gaming peripherals, and any other tech-related features that enhance the gaming experience.

  6. Entertainment and Social Elements: Explore how the room can facilitate social interactions and entertainment beyond gaming. This might involve integrating media centers, board games, or other forms of entertainment to create a versatile and engaging environment.

  7. Future Expansion and Flexibility: Consider how the room can accommodate future expansions or changes in gaming trends. Design the space with flexibility in mind, allowing for easy reconfiguration or updates as gaming preferences evolve.

Play Has No Limits!

Don't hesitate anymore! Build your dream game room, and it's never too late to be happy. Seize the chance to create the ultimate gaming haven with LED lighting – because happiness knows no bounds, and neither does the joy of gaming!


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