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bl243
2008-04-11, 15:32
Just got a Squeezebox Duet. Installation was painless and it was up and running in less than 5 minutes - without having to even look at the documentation.

One thing that is annoying me though is that the LED on the receiver is painfully bright. It draws the eye away from everything else in the room. Is it possible to dim it? Or even better disable it altogether?

Cheers,
Ben

Hamlet
2008-04-11, 15:42
Whatever you do, don't go into the light.

chrisla
2008-04-11, 16:32
I always wonder what bedrooms modern product designers live in. I
personally have to ritually go around and toss t-shirts over the
various gadgets that I don't see fit to put tape over their LEDs in
order to make it dark enough to sleep.

Does the charger for my phone REALLY need a hideously bright blue LED?

-Chris


On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 3:32 PM, bl243
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> Just got a Squeezebox Duet. Installation was painless and it was up and
> running in less than 5 minutes - without having to even look at the
> documentation.
>
> One thing that is annoying me though is that the LED on the receiver is
> painfully bright. It draws the eye away from everything else in the
> room. Is it possible to dim it? Or even better disable it
> altogether?
>
> Cheers,
> Ben
>
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MuckleEck
2008-04-11, 18:13
Does the charger for my phone REALLY need a hideously bright blue LED?

Of course it does, now that these lovely blue LEDs are available to the designers they put them in absolutely everything they can the other colours (red, green, and yellow) are so passe!!!

pfarrell
2008-04-11, 18:28
bl243 wrote:
> One thing that is annoying me though is that the LED on the receiver is
> painfully bright. It draws the eye away from everything else in the
> room. Is it possible to dim it? Or even better disable it
> altogether?

I have mine is living space, so it doesn't bother me all that much.

But in general, I completely agree. Everything is electronic and
everything has one or more insanely bright LED that does nothing but say
"I'm alive" when I can tell if a TV is working by looking at it, a radio
by listening. There is no point, yet everything has them.

Light pollution!

And what is with the 'blue' LEDs on everything. I know, its "new" and
other colors are so last century. Have you noticed that its really hard
to focus on a blue LED? Something about the color not working with human
eyes. Red and green can be sharp, while a blue one next to red or green
is fuzzy.

Even the dimmer that I use for the lamp next to my bed has a bright LED.
Sigh.


--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

skynet
2008-04-12, 01:04
I put it in the bedroom, and I dislike the light too.

Put some paper before the light or make some DIY.

I have paste some black rubberized fabric on those lights, including the TV,STB,AMP,Subwoofer...

peter
2008-04-12, 01:09
skynet wrote:
> I put it in the bedroom, and I dislike the light too.
>
> Put some paper before the light or make some DIY.
>
> I have paste some black rubberized fabric on those lights, including
> the TV,STB,AMP,Subwoofer...
>

It would surprise me very much if this weren't software controllable.
Perhaps SD can make a setting to switch it off entirely.
Perhaps you should file an enhancement request.

Regards,
Peter

gharris999
2008-04-12, 07:20
Do what generations of auto mechanics have been known to do when faced with undiagnosable problems and a glowing idiot light on the dash: a judicious application of vinyl electrical tape.

Zaragon
2008-04-12, 15:48
Do what generations of auto mechanics have been known to do when faced with undiagnosable problems and a glowing idiot light on the dash: a judicious application of vinyl electrical tape.

Ahh I thought they just removed the fuse from the warning light. Doesn't work on a receiver though.

If you turn it off it goes to a super bright black though (JimC's description which I love).

amey01
2008-04-14, 18:18
A dab of black nail polish works wonders.

cliveb
2008-04-15, 00:45
If you want to keep your Receiver looking nice (ie. avoid things like vinyl tape) and still want the LED colours for information, but would just like it dimmer, try this:

Open up the Receiver and remove the plastic "light-pipe" that transmits from the LED to the button. (It just slides backwards once you've released the little "pips" that locate it). The LED colours can still be seen through the button, but at a somewhat reduced light level.

servies
2008-04-15, 00:58
bl243 wrote:[color=blue]

And what is with the 'blue' LEDs on everything. I know, its "new" and
other colors are so last century. Have you noticed that its really hard
to focus on a blue LED? Something about the color not working with human
eyes. Red and green can be sharp, while a blue one next to red or green
is fuzzy.
And I thought I was the only one with that problem, For me it's not only blue leds but it's the same with blue neon signs... I just have a very hard time focussing on those things...

Pale Blue Ego
2008-04-15, 06:47
Museum putty (or blu-tac) is the cheapest and handiest of all audio accessories. I use it to secure speakers to stands and breakable pottery to shelves, but it has come in handiest for taming these blinding LEDs. Just put a tiny ball of putty over the offending LED. You can totally eliminate all the light, or use a smaller piece to allow a bit of light through.

nacmacfeegle
2008-04-15, 09:15
Maybe try inserting a slivver of coloured acetate between the light pipe and the LED. I don't have an SBR so can't check if this is possible....
I had cause to change the colour of one of my SB3s recently and used some coloured acetate, the effect was quite pleasing.

jrichardson
2008-04-15, 14:29
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?TricolorLED

Please don't void your warranty by modifying the Receiver case. Instead use this handy Plug-In to change the values of the LED.

Millwood
2008-04-15, 14:57
Installed on 7.1 - hacked the version check.

Doesn't seem to work - will change the led but modifying the presets doesn't stick.