Picture of the left front of the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.

How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB40

This speaker comes equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, flash, change color, and pulsate to the beat of whatever you play on the speaker.  But now and then, you may not wish to have a party atmosphere in your room, 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 XB40 lights for just these situations.

Picture of the party lights glowing red on the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.
Party lights glowing red on the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.

To turn off the party lights, you need to find the Extra Bass-LIGHT button.  We find this control on the top of the speaker.

Picture of the Extra Bass button glowing white on the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.
The Extra Bass button glowing white on the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.

It’s the large first button on the left, as we see in the last picture.

Picture of the right front of the Sony SRS XB40 speaker, party lamps dark.
The right front of the Sony SRS XB40 speaker, party lights dark.

The lights shut off immediately upon pressing the LIGHT button.





How to Turn Sony SRS XB40 Party Lights OFF Using Speaker Buttons, Step by Step

These lamps, which light the outer border on the front of the unit, are set to display their party patterns by default.

They work either when fresh out of the box, or after a factory reset. You can turn them off as follows…

    1. Turn the party LEDs off by pressing and holding the Extra Bass-LIGHT button, for approximately 2 seconds, until the lights go out.  Doing so may save a bit of battery power, especially when you don’t really need to waste any on running these lamps.

Then when you want to turn them back ON, simply do again what you did above.  I.e. Press and hold the  Extra Bass-LIGHT  button. Then the party lamps will return to their usual pulsing and fading color changes.

How to Turn OFF Sony SRS XB40 Party Lights Using the Music Center App, Step by Step

1. Pair XB40 with Mobile Device that Has the Sony Music Center App

Power up the speaker and pair it with your mobile device.

Screenshot of the Sony SRS XB40 speaker showing as Connected on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS XB40 speaker showing as Connected on iPadOS.

2. Open the Sony Music Center App

Tap the app’s icon on your home screen.

The Home page for the XB40 then appears.

Screenshot of the Sony Music Center app, showing the SRS XB40 speaker Home page on iPadOS.
The Sony Music Center app, showing the SRS XB40 speaker Home page on iPadOS.

3. Scroll Down to the Settings Option

Next, swipe up until you see the Settings item at the bottom of the screen.

Screenshot of The Settings item on the Home page for the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.
The Settings item on the Home page for the Sony SRS XB40 speaker.

4. Tap the Settings Option

Then touch that item.  This brings up the Settings page for the 30.

Screenshot of the Illumination item on the Sony SRS XB40 Settings page.
Illumination item on the Sony SRS XB40 Settings page.

Next, find the Illumination option as we see in the last picture.

5. Tap the Illumination Item

Doing so brings up the Illumination page for our test speaker.

Screenshot of the Lighting Mode item on the Illumination Settings page.
The Lighting Mode item on the Illumination Settings page.

Note that the Lighting Mode option is set to DELIGHTFUL, which is the name of one of numerous light show patterns the 30 is capable of displaying.





6. Tap the Lighting Mode Item

Tapping that link brings up the Lighting Mode screen for the XB40, as we see next.

Screenshot of the LIGHT OFF option on the Lighting Mode page.
The LIGHT OFF option on the Lighting Mode page.

Next, find the LIGHT OFF option, near the top of the list of lighting patterns.

7. Tap the LIGHT OFF Option

Doing this moves the brown check mark from the DELIGHTFUL option to the LIGHT OFF option, as we see in the next shot.

Screenshot of the Done item on the Lighting Mode page for our test speaker.
The Done item on the Lighting Mode page for our test speaker.

8. Tap the Done Link

Find the Done item near the top right corner of the screen.

Doing this sends the command to turn the party lights OFF to the speaker, and the lights should immediately go dark.

Then the app takes you back to the Illumination page.

Screenshot of the Lighting Mode option set to LIGHT OFF for the test speaker on the Illumination page.
The Lighting Mode option set to LIGHT OFF for the test speaker on the Illumination page.

Note that the Lighting Mode option value is now set to LIGHT OFF.

9. Done with How to Turn OFF Lights on Sony SRS XB40 Using the Music Center App

You now know how to turn off the party lights on this speaker using either the Light button on the speaker itself, or doing it in the Sony Music Center app.

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References for How to Turn Off Lights on Sony SRS XB40 Bluetooth Speaker

    1. Official Sony SRS XB40 Support Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-12-02: First published.
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