Picture of the glowing party light bars on the Sony SRS XB31 speaker.

How to Turn Off Lights on a Sony Speaker

Many Sony speakers come equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, blink, pulsate and scan in various colors to the beat of whatever you stream to the speaker.  But sometimes, you may not want a party atmosphere, like when you want to play the speaker while drifting off to sleep or during the day in a bright area, where you can’t see the lights anyhow. So we show here how to turn off these lamps on a typical Sony speaker for just these situations.

To turn off the lights, you need to find the LIGHT-BATT button.  We find this control on the back of most speakers, inside the ports compartment, as we see in the next picture.

Picture of the -LIGHT BATT- button on a Sony speaker. How to Turn Off Lights on Sony Speaker.
A common Sony speaker -LIGHT BATT- button.

How to Turn Lights OFF on Sony Speaker, Step by Step

These lamps, which typically illuminate the top, bottom, and sides of the speaker are programmed to blink and pulsate by default.  They flash any time the speaker is ON, either when fresh out of the box, or after a factory reset. Set them to OFF as follows.

    1. Open the port compartment cap at the rear of the speaker with a coin or dull butter knife.
    2. Turn these lights off by pressing and holding for three seconds the LIGHT-BATT button inside that port.  Running the unit without the party lights may save a bit of battery power, especially when you don’t want to waste any on running these lamps. E.g. Like when playing the speaker in daylight or in a bright room where the lights would be harder to see anyway. In the next picture, we show what a typical Sony speaker looks like with its lights OFF.
Right front view of a Sony speaker with its party lights OFF, although the speaker itself is still running.
A Sony speaker, right front view with its party lights OFF, although the speaker itself is running.

Then when you want to turn them back on again, simply repeat what you did above.  I.e. Press and hold in the LIGHT-BATT button for three seconds. At that point, the party lamps will resume their usual show.

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Other Posts About the Typical Sony Speaker

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    2. Sony Speaker Factory Reset Instructions
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    4. Pairing the Sony Speaker SRS-XB12
    5. How to Pair Sony Speaker to iPhone

References for How to Turn Off Lights on a Sony Speaker

    1. Official Sony Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-07-05: First published.