With the BR Lite Lian Li presents chic case fans in 120mm format, which come with noble aluminium frame and RGB LED illumination. According to Lian Li, the latter feature in particular should be compatible with many mainboard manufacturers, so that the fans can simply be connected to the corresponding RGB headers. Lian Li names ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, ASRock PolyChrome Sync and MSI Mystic Light Sync. Thus the fans can be controlled directly via the respective RGB software of the mainboard. What you should know about the Lian Li BR Lite, you will learn in this review.
|120 x 120 x 27 mm (W x H x D)
|Aluminium / plastic / steel
|approx. 50 cm
|900 – 1,500 rpm
|max. 28.2 dB(A)
|max. 82.1 m³/h
|max. 1.23 mm H2O
|10.8 – 13.2 V
|Scope of delivery
1x stroke for six 4-pin fans
1x Y-cable with three 5050 connectors for RGB control
1x 4-pin cable for connecting the hub to the mainboard
12x fan screws adhesive tape
|Price (Set of 3)
Workmanship and Technology
The Lian Li BR Lite fans can be purchased in a convenient 3 pack and come with either black or silver-coloured aluminium frame therefore. It should be noted, however, that this is rather an aluminium cover and the actual frame is still made of plastic. Nevertheless, the workmanship quality is very good, we could not find any areas with sharp or unclean edges.
The fans in 120mm format work in a speed range from 900 to 1,500 rpm and you would think that the volume is quite high at this minimum speed. However, Lian Li opposes this with hydraulic fluid bearings and rubberized corners for decoupling and noise reduction. However, the latter must first be installed manually, which is a step that Lian Li could have taken over directly. Unfortunately, we noticed a very annoying “rattling” with one of the three fans, which can be quite annoying especially with systems that are close to the user on the desk. Since this is only the case for one in three, we assume that this is not the rule. In such a case you can also contact the RMA department of the dealer. Otherwise, the fans are quite quiet at the specified speeds, but not the measure of all things.
RGB LED Illumination
The RGB LEDs of the BR Lite fans are not within the frame, but within the scar. A total of twelve LEDs have been accommodated here, which is why the lighting is particularly intense and uniform. In comparison to the normal Lian Li BR fans the lighting possibilities of the BR Lite are a little bit reduced. They always shine in one colour and allow colour changes, a pulsating effect and, of course, static lighting. As already mentioned in the introduction, they can be connected to the most common motherboards and controlled via their software. If this is not possible or desired, manual control is of course also possible. Very practical as we find.
The three fans are connected via 4-pin PWM connectors and the lighting via 5050 RGB connectors. A PWM hub is included in the scope of delivery, whereby only one mainboard header has to be occupied. The RGB connectors are also designed in such a way that they can be plugged together and also only a 5050 connection of the motherboard is required. This saves space on the motherboard and, above all, ensures tidy cabling.
Conclusion of the Lian Li BR Lite Review
The conclusion for the Lian Li BR Lite fans is quite positive. We especially like the workmanship and the stylish aluminium frames of the fans. This creates a much higher quality impression. In terms of performance, the fans are also in good shape and will definitely not disappoint. The lighting offers sufficient possibilities for most Casemodders and convinces particularly by the high compatibility to many Mainboard manufacturers. For a price of approx. 39,90€ a good set of 3 high-quality fans, which have achieved good results in all respects.