be quiet! Light Wings Fan (120mm/140mm) Review




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Exterior Packaging

While I could go into individual detail over the packaging of all the three models we have, the truth is that it’s not really necessary. By and large, they’re exactly the same with the only change being the product name denoted at the bottom (such as 120mm PWM/120mm PWM High Speed).

So, on the whole, the front of the packaging gives you a nice clear image of the fan in question. My only mild complaint is that given that these are ARGB, and be quiet!’s first real effort for a fan product, just showing half an orange ring isn’t perhaps the most eye-catching image they could’ve mustered.

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As these are fans, there clearly isn’t a lot of real estate on the packaging to slap a whole bunch of pictures and technical specifications. As such, the rear is fairly bland with the specific models’ technical information as well as a brief product description (the layout is identical on all 3 samples we have). – As you can see below though, there is still a fair amount of space that could’ve been used and hasn’t. Not for the first time, while be quiet! gets the front right, the back leaves more than a little to be desired.

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It should be noted though that the interior packaging is certainly of good quality with the fans nicely sandwiched within. It’s a small point, but it always speaks of a quality product when they’re nicely boxed both inside and out.

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The Fans

At a glance, there isn’t anything on the surface to denote the ‘High Speed’ variant from the standard. In fact, even at an hour’s scrutiny, I doubt you’d find anything to let you know the difference other than the information printed on the exhaust side of the fan. Put simply, all three models look exactly the same with the only key difference (at the risk of being Captain Obvious) that the 140mm fan is larger.

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In terms of the fans though, this definitely appears to be something very new from be quiet!. It would’ve perhaps have been easy for them to simply modify something like the excellent Silent Wings 3, but they didn’t, and on the whole, even without the ARGB on yet, I think they look excellent!

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As with most be quiet! products, while there is branding present, it is quite understated and, overall, fits in well with the ethos of the product. That being said though, the clear immediate highlight you take from looking at this is towards that ARGB ring, and don’t worry, we are going to show you it in action!

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