Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, status lamp glowing red.

JBL Clip 3 Lights Explained

We explain the pattern that the lights on the JBL Clip 3 make during operation.  We describe what each pattern means and how to respond when you see a certain one.

JBL Clip 3 Lights Explained: Details of Each Light Pattern

Blinking White Light

The status lamp slowly flashes white when the speaker is in standby mode, waiting for a connection request.

It rapidly flashes white when in Bluetooth discovery mode, soliciting a connection.

Solid White Light

It glows solid white when the JBL Clip 3 is currently hosting a connection with a Bluetooth source device.

Picture of the Status lamp glowing white on the JBL Clip 3.
The Status lamp glowing white on the JBL Clip 3.




Solid Red Light

Finally, the status lamp glows red when the JBL Clip 3 is charging. This lamp lights solid red regardless of whether the JBL Clip 3 is ON or OFF.

Picture of the Status lamp glowing red.
The Status lamp glowing red.

If the speaker is OFF during charging, then the red lamp goes dark when charging finishes.  

Picture of the dark Status light.
The dark Status lamp.

But if  running, then the status lamp returns to the pattern it had prior to charging start.

Solid Pink Light

The status lamp glows a solid whitish pink when the speaker is in All Lights On mode.

Blinking Red Light

The status light flashes red when the speaker is running on battery power, and the battery is almost dead.  The blinking red lamp reminds you to recharge the speaker as soon as practical.

Other JBL Clip 3 Posts

    1. JBL Clip 3 Charge Time
    2. The Buttons Defined
    3. How to Turn Off 
    4. The Battery Indicator Explained
    5. Firmware Update Routine

References for JBL Clip 3 Lights Explained

    1. Official JBL Clip 3 Product Page at JBL.com