Picture of the glowing party lights on the right end of the Sony SRS XG500 boombox speaker.

How to Turn Off Lights on Sony Bluetooth Speaker

Some Sony Bluetooth speakers come equipped with a set of party LED lights that, by default, blink, pulsate and scan in various colors to the beat of whatever you stream to the speaker.  But 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 these lights OFF on a typical Sony Bluetooth speaker for just these situations.

To turn the lights OFF, you need to find the LIGHT or  LIGHT-BATT button.  We find this control on the back of most Sony Bluetooth speaker models, inside the ports compartment, as we see in the next picture.

Picture of the -LIGHT BATT- button on a Sony Bluetooth speaker. How to Turn Off Lights on Sony Bluetooth Speaker.
A common Sony Bluetooth speaker -LIGHT BATT- button.

How to Turn OFF Lights on a Sony Bluetooth Speaker, Step by Step

These lamps, which typically illuminate the top, bottom, and sides of the speaker are programmed to blink and pulsate by default.  They flash any time the speaker is ON, either when fresh out of the box, or after a factory reset. Set them to OFF as follows. Note that this button is outside the port compartment on models like the XP series.

    1. Open the port compartment cap at the rear of the speaker with a coin or dull butter knife.
    2. Turn these off lights by pressing and holding for three seconds the LIGHT-BATT button inside that port.  Running the unit without the party lights may save a bit of battery power, especially when you don’t want 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 a typical Sony Bluetooth speaker looks like with its lights OFF.
Right front view of a Sony Bluetooth speaker with its party lights OFF, although the speaker itself is still running.
A Sony Bluetooth speaker, right front view with its party lights OFF, although the speaker itself is running.

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.

Other Posts About the Typical Sony Bluetooth Speaker

    1. Reset Sony Bluetooth Speaker
    2. How to Put Sony Bluetooth Speaker In Pairing Mode
    3. How to Pair Sony Bluetooth Speaker

References for How to Turn Off Lights on a Sony Bluetooth Speaker

    1. Official Sony Bluetooth Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2023-03-03: First published.