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Old 06-30-2020, 11:44 PM
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Post [Guide] How to use LT100 Lighting Towers wirelessly

I recently got a set of LT100 Lighting Towers. I wanted to use them more like decorative lamps however, which meant they needed to be some distance from my PC. The devices have a few built-in lighting presets, but these presets lack the customization that I would like. I then decided to see if I could make them wireless, and do it cheaply as well. I am aware of existing commercial wireless USB repeaters but didn't want to spend $50+ so I figured out how to do it myself. All in all, this project cost me less than $20.

Here is a terrible MS Paint drawing explaining how it works:

Supplies Needed:
  • Raspberry Pi (I used a Zero W because it's cheap and has WiFi, but any WiFi enabled Pi will do)
  • microSD Card (8GB or larger)
  • USB-OTG cable
  • microUSB Cable
  • USB power adapter


1. Follow this tutorial to get your Pi up and running in headless mode.

2. Install the VirtualHere server onto the Pi by typing the following commands into the SSH terminal you opened in Step 1:
sudo chmod +x ./vhusbdarm
sudo mv vhusbdarm /usr/sbin
3. Make VirtualHere server run on boot so your Pi continues to work after power loss by creating a file at this location /etc/systemd/system/virtualhere.service containing this code:
(you can do this by typing sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/virtualhere.service, pasting the contents below, pressing CTRL-O to save and CTRL-X to exit.)
Description=VirtualHere USB Sharing
ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c 'logger VirtualHere settling...;sleep 1s;logger VirtualHere settled'
4. Type these into the terminal to start the VirtualHere service
systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable virtualhere
systemctl start virtualhere
5. Plug the microUSB cable from the power adapter into the power socket on your Pi.

6. Connect the LS100 to the Pi 's USB port using the OTG adapter.

7. Install the VirtualHere Client for Windows

8. In the VirtualHere Client, find your Pi and expand the list. You should see a CORSAIR iCUE Smart Lighting Tower. Right-click on the LT100, and check the Auto-Use Device box.

9. Your LT100 should now show up in iCUE.

I hope this guide was helpful, and if you have any questions feel free to post a reply to this thread.
This same method should work in theory for any other iCUE-controlled device you wish to make wireless.

Last edited by Fanman03; 07-01-2020 at 03:05 AM. Reason: Fixed typo
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:05 AM
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Very cool stuff there!
Please click "Edit System Specs" and fill out your system info.

This comment is provided "as-is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the sanity or mental fitness of the author. The author is not a Corsair employee, does not represent Corsair, and no comment should be construed as an official statement from Corsair.

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Old 07-01-2020, 01:28 AM
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very very impressive! clever you are!.. one to watch :)
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Man you don't mess around! Awesome stuff!
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Great work. Will hopefully have a go when i can get mine
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:36 PM
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Wow, this is actually pretty smart, interest solution you came up with for wireless control.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:11 PM
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WOW, I am totally doing this becoz my PC is about 3M away from my desk and I do not want more cables!
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