Picture of the glowing party light bar on the Sony SRS XB32 speaker.

How to Turn Off Lights on Sony XB32

This speaker comes equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, blink, pulsate and scan in many colors to the beat of whatever you stream to 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 XB32 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.

Picture of the -LIGHT BATT- button on the speaker. How to Turn Off Lights on Sony XB32.
The Sony XB32 -LIGHT BATT- button.

How to Turn Off Lights on Sony XB32, Step by Step

These lamps, which light the top, bottom, and sides of the unit  are programmed to display their light show by default.

They flash any time the speaker is ON, either when fresh out of the box, or after a factory reset.

    1. Open the port compartment cap at the rear of the speaker with a coin or dull butter knife.
    2. You can turn these lights off by pressing and holding for three seconds the LIGHT-BATT button inside that port.  Doing so may save a bit of battery power, 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 harder to see anyway. In the next picture, we show what the XB32 looks like with its lights OFF.
Right front view of Sony XB32 with its party lights OFF.
The Sony XB32, right front view with its party lights OFF.

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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Revision History

    • 2023-03-25: First published.