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About VirtuaLED

April Fools' Joke

This article was published as an April Fools' Joke of 2024, it does not cover a real product.

Windows device driver and control software for virtual RGB LEDs.


It is a well known fact that gamers like customizable RGB lights since they have been scientifically proven to boost FPS by up to 15 frames and help with your shooter aim skills by 4 to 12 percent. Your gaming buddies might even label you gloomy or narrow-minded if you aren't part of the shiny rainbow desktop gang so it boosts social standing as well.

But what to do if there's no rainbow-capable hardware in your budget or you simply do not want to replace perfectly good, yet dated and non-RGB gaming hardware? Accept the shaming of society? Simply lie to your friends and hope they will never leave their basement and visit in person? Maybe the next pandemic is around the corner and you can use it as an excuse to hide your gaming rig from your buddies to avoid heckling? Stand your grounds and claim RGB is "gay" as an excuse for your dark PC interior? We both know you couldn't handle the backlash and social pressure coming from it, you'd rather prefer a technical solution.


Worry not though; this is where VirtuaLED is here to help! VirtuaLED is a software package consisting of a kernel driver and a GUI application for Microsoft Windows that provides the user with a configurable amount of virtual RGB LEDs. No need to purchase new RGB-enabled RAM modules, new flickering CPU fans or other desktop tower internals; the software got you covered! The virtual LEDs it creates can then be configured with any of the popular RGB control tools out there, including:

  • Corsair iCUE
  • Kingston Fury Ctrl
  • Signal RGB
  • Open RGB
  • RGB Fusion 2.0
  • JackNet RGB Sync
  • MSI Mystic Light
  • Razer Chroma RGB
  • ASRock Polychrome Sync
  • Logitech G Hub
  • EVGA Precision X1

and more as the project matures! Any combination of color, on duration and temperature is supported. Now you can outshine your gaming buddies! VirtuaLED is freeware so no need to worry about additional spending.


The global availability of VirtuaLED is planned for the 1st of April 2025.