EVGA's G2L LED power supplies want to brighten up your day


— 5:11 PM on September 20, 2016

Component and peripheral manufacturer EVGA announced a pair of power supply units the company hopes will brighten your day. Because they have LEDs! Meet the EVGA G2L units.

If you glanced at the spec sheet, you'd be excused for thinking the 750W and 820W G2L PSUs are pretty similar to those in EVGA's existing G2 lineup. Both the G2 and G2L are fully modular, single rail, NVIDIA SLI & AMD Crossfire-ready units packed with double ball-bearing fans and Japanese-made solid-state capacitors. Much like their predecessors, G2L units are 80 Plus Gold-certified and come with a 10 year warranty.

The big difference is the L at the end of the G2L model—L for "lights," presumably. Each of the 11 ports on the unit includes a bright white LED that lights up when the port is delivering power.

If you don't always take your case out from under your desk to work on it, the lighting might be a nice benefit. As fans in the EVGA forums were quick to point out, though, we're in an age of RGB LEDs, where everything from our mice and keyboards to our fans and motherboards have programmable RGB lights. It seems strange to offer up white as the only option when they'll clash with so many enthusiast builders' carefully lit cases.

Aside from the lighting, there are a few minor differences. The G2L lacks the Over Temperature Protection of the G2, and is missing a few of the safety certifications as well. While the G2 has a 140mm fan to keep air moving, the G2L's is slightly smaller at 135mm. The G2L also includes one less PCIe power cable and one more SATA power cable. If you're working with a particularly tight build, it's also slightly smaller—165mm long as opposed to the 180mm of the G2.

The G2L series of power supply units is available right now. If you're looking to pick these up, Newegg is offering the G2L 850W for $149.99 and the 750W version for $129.99.

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