This speaker comes equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, blink, 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 XG500 lights for just these circumstances.
Now to turn off the party lights, you need to find the LIGHT button. We find this control on the back of the speaker, inside the ports compartment, as we see in the next picture.
Furthermore, there are four buttons and a knob inside the ports door. The LIGHT button is the third button from the left, just to the right of the BATTERY button.
The lights shut off immediately upon pressing this, the LIGHT button.
How to Turn OFF Lights on Sony XG500, Using Speaker Buttons
These lamps, which light the left and right passive radiators of the unit, are set to display their party patterns by default.
Plus, they work either when fresh out of the box, or after a factory reset. You can turn them off as follows…
- Turn the party LEDs off by pressing and releasing the LIGHT button. Doing so may save a bit of battery power, especially when you don’t really need to waste any on running these lamps. The lights immediately go dark after the button press.
Then when you want to turn them back ON, simply repeat what you did above. I.e. Press and release the LIGHT button. Then the party lamps will go back to their usual pulsing and fading color changes.
How to Turn OFF Lights on Sony XG500, Using the Music Center App
1. Pair XG500 with Mobile Device That Has Sony Music Center App
Firstly, power up the speaker and pair it with your mobile device.
2. Open the Sony Music Center App
The Home page for the XG500 comes up.
3. Scroll Down to the Settings Option
Thirdly, swipe up until you see the Settings item at the bottom of the screen.
4. Tap the Settings Option
Then touch that item. This brings up the Settings page for the 500.
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.
Note that the Lighting Mode option is set to DELIGHTFUL, which is the name of one of numerous light show patterns the 500 is capable of displaying.
6. Tap the Lighting Mode Item
Tapping that link brings up the Lighting Mode screen for the XG500, as we see next.
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.
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.
Note now that the Lighting Mode option value is now set to LIGHT OFF.
9. Done with How to Turn OFF Lights on Sony XG500 Using the Music Center App
Finally, you now know how to turn off the party lights on this speaker using the LIGHT button on the speaker itself. Or you can do it in the Sony Music Center app.
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- 2023-03-30: First published.