Razer Ambilight

Razer Ambilight is a lightweight software to either map your screen to your Razer peripherals or extend your screen to create an “Ambilight” effect.

The tool works for most Razer peripherals that support Chroma like the Razer Ornata Chroma or the Razer Naga Chroma.


  • Maps your screen to your Razer mouse, keyboard and mousepad to create an „ambient effect“
  • „true“ Ambilight mode which expands your screen onto your Razer peripherals
  • You can change the saturation
  • You can change the update rate to reduce the cpu load
    Settings can be found by right-clicking the program icon in your notification area on your task bar.



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A Windows Smart Screen message may appear during installation. This tells you that my program is not signed by a certification authority recognized by Microsoft. Because these certifications cost a lot of money, which I cannot afford as a student, my program is therefore not signed.

Razer Synapse must be running for the software to work properly.


You can get more info on this tool on Github:

42 thoughts on “Razer Ambilight

    1. The software still works fine for me. Make sure you have Razer Synapse running. Otherwise the app won’t run. If you still encounter problems try to reinstall Razer Synapse. If this still does not help feel free to send me your log located in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\RazerAmbilight\Logs

    1. Hi,

      Do you have Razer synapse 3 installed and does the app show up in the connect tab?

      Otherwise try to restart Razer synapse (Right click on synapse icon in tray and select close Synapse. Then again right click and select Razer synapse to restart it).

      That worked for others. I don’t know what exactly is the source of the problem, but most of the time it has something to do with the fact that Razer Synapse doesn’t want to work properly with the software.

      I hope this will be helpful.

  1. Hello, is this compatible with the Razer Goliathus Chroma Extended? my keyboard and mouse work correctly but the mousepad just stays blue no matter what is on screen. Also, how can I make this as responsive as the video above?

    1. Unfortunately the application is not yet compatible with the Razer Goliathus Chroma Extended. This is due to the fact that the library I use to communicate with your Razer devices unfortunately does not seem to be actively developed any more. As soon as I have enough time, I will see if there is another possibility, but that will take some time.

      What exactly do you mean by “as responsive as the video above”? If you mean color intensity, you have to click on the up right arrow in the taskbar, then right click on Razerambilight and press “change saturation”. Then you can make the colors more intense.

  2. Hey,

    I installed your Ambilight module, but it doesn’t show in Synapse. I restarted the computer and Synapse.
    I wanted to try it with my Yeelight LED lightstrip 1S which has Chroma support. LEDs work, they are connected to Synapse and they react to different effects, but I honestly I just want to use it as ambilight when I do something on my computer, watch a movie or YouTube.

    Do you have any ideas what else could I try?
    Thank you and thanks for a cool litle module. I hope I’ll get it to work. 🙂

    1. After second restart, it gives error: Call to native Chroma SDK function QueryDevice failed with error: Unknown Unknown. (1167), you’ll probably have an idea. 🙂

      Thank you.

  3. at this moment I wanted to apply it to a monitor and it crashed.
    Every time I try to open it, it closes again without working or allowing me to do anything.
    I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it keeps crashing.
    What I can do ?

  4. No longer works. Ambilight has stopped working and won’t sync with razer synapse. It also crashes and won’t stay running. Thanks.

    1. Fixed. I installed Synapse, and once it was installed (don’t uninstall), I ran the installation again with chroma connect, chroma studio, and chroma visualizer. After it was installed Synapse, I ran Ambilight and it worked. Repeat the process until you get the result you want.

      1. Hi Colin, I just had exactly the same issue, the software has been working for years and suddenly stopped. did you find that you could not right click on the Ambilight icon and it would suddenly close ?

        I will try your steps now and hopefully it will work, thank you for posting your solution.

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