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

How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB31

This speaker comes equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, blink, scan, and pulsate in all sorts of colors to the beat of whatever you play on the speaker.  However 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 the Sony SRS XB31 lights 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 the speaker, inside the ports compartment, as we see in the next picture.

The -LIGHT BATT- button on the speaker. How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB31.
Sony SRS XB31 speaker -LIGHT BATT- button.

How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB31, Step by Step

These lamps, which light the clear plastic bar on the front and sides of the unit are set to display their light show by default.  They work either when fresh out of the box, or after a master reset.

    1. Open the port compartment cap at the rear of the unit with a penny or dull butter knife.
    2. You can turn these lights off by pressing for three seconds the LIGHT-BATT button inside that compartment.  Doing so may save a bit of battery energy, especially when you don’t really need 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 less visible anyway. In the next picture, we show what the XB31 looks like with its lights OFF.
The right front view of the Sony SRS xB31 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB31 speaker right front view.

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 flashing.

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References for How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB31

    1. Official Sony SRS XB31 Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2021-09-27: First published.