What Are USB LED Lights and What Are Their Uses?

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We all have our favorite tech accessories which help us organize our lives better. If you are looking for something new and really useful, consider buying USB LED lights, since they are cheap and can fit in almost anywhere.

Depending on the consumer need, these gadgets can vary greatly in terms of appearance. In this guide we cover the various types of USB LED lights and examine their important uses.

What Are USB LED Lights?

A USB LED light is a portable LED lamp that can fit into multi-port USB hubs, computers and laptops, smartphones, smart plugs, car USB docks, or any host USB device to which client peripherals can be attached.

It is recommended to not connect these LED lights to the device ports of non-host USB devices such as printers, smart TVs, and home theater systems. This is due to the fact that they generate ultraviolet and infrared heat, which these devices can’t handle that well.

The main objective of USB LED lights is to illuminate a dark area. Accordingly, they can help when used with a wide variety of objects and surroundings.

1. Reading Lights

If you have to work on your computer and there are others sleeping nearby, or you just don’t like to keep the lights on, USB reading lights offer a good alternative. They can fit snugly into a laptop USB port,¬†and you can use two or more of them with a smart plug.

Usb Led Lights Reading Lights

An important consideration to keep in mind for these reading lights is whether they have a “gooseneck” design. It’s a flexible form factor that allows you to twist and tilt the lamps for comfortable viewing. Ebyphan is currently offering an eight-pack of these reading lights for only $6.99. You can also use them as mood lights or to have a dim atmosphere at your home.

2. Laptop Keyboard Illumination

Usb Led Lights Laptop Illuminator

Who doesn’t love a well-lit keyboard? While the above LED lights by Ebyphan are easy to carry, some of us need a proper laptop lamp which allows auto dimming and hue adjustment. This model by EEEKit can easily clamp into your laptop or PC monitor and illuminate the entire keyboard area. You can move the slider around the screenbar to fit any monitor size and select any color temperature such as warm white, natural white or white.

3. Phone Charging Cables

Do you need a change from your regular phone charging cables? How about one that glows in the dark? This USB LED charging cable by Hoveyo is a cool accessory for any occasion and compatible with 99 percent of all smartphones. See the product link for a list of all compatible handsets.

Usb Led Lights Phone Charging Cable By Hoveyo

Apart from the glam quotient, the LED charging cable’s magnetized tips serves as a dust blocker. It fits into any device profile including USB-C and microUSB. It is also available for different cable sizes up to six feet.

4. Under Cabinet Lighting

Usb Led Lights Under Cabinet Lights

If you cannot see behind your dark cabinets and cupboards, you should go for under-cabinet lighting which fits into any USB outlet with a smart plug. This motion sensor LED light can serve as a work light in cabinets, and you can also put it in a passageway with connections to a smart plug.

5. Interior Car Lighting

LED strip lights inside an automobile can create the right atmosphere to elevate your mood. Uniwit’s multi-color lights fit into any car with DC 5V USB ports. You can have eight different interior colors with red, green, white, blue, orange, yellow, cyan, purple, as well as brightness.

Usb Led Lights Car Interior Lighting

A sound sensitive function allows color changing according to the music rhythm which is controlled with a remote control. If you’re bringing guests into your car, these USB LED interior lights will leave behind a great impression and cost only $11.99.


USB LED lights are a versatile invention that come in a small package but have so many different applications. They are easy to use and the perfect accessories for any occasion and can fit any environment. How do you feel about these gadgets? Let us know in the comments.

Sayak Boral
Sayak Boral

Sayak Boral is a technology writer with over eleven years of experience working in different industries including semiconductors, IoT, enterprise IT, telecommunications OSS/BSS, and network security. He has been writing for MakeTechEasier on a wide range of technical topics including Windows, Android, Internet, Hardware Guides, Browsers, Software Tools, and Product Reviews.

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