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  #2477630 6-May-2020 10:16
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MikeAqua:

 

Can anyone tell me how bright the LEDs on the Unifi ceiling mount APs are? 

 

Or if the LEDs can be turned off?

 

 

 

 

They can be turned off very easily




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  #2477727 6-May-2020 12:24
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MikeAqua:

 

Can anyone tell me how bright the LEDs on the Unifi ceiling mount APs are? 

 

Or if the LEDs can be turned off?

 

 

They can be turned off very easily

 

 

More specifically, can I turn them off and still have the AP work?





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  #2477731 6-May-2020 12:28
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Hi, yes, you can per site or per AP turn the LEDs off, they will still come on at boot, or if they have a problem to report, if they are all ok after about a minute they will go out if that is what you select.

 

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  #2477738 6-May-2020 12:33
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cyril7:

 

Hi, yes, you can per site or per AP turn the LEDs off, they will still come on at boot, or if they have a problem to report, if they are all ok after about a minute they will go out if that is what you select.

 

Cyril

 

 

Thanks, much appreciated.





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  #2477824 6-May-2020 13:44
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Brightness varies a lot between the APs I have - all AC Pro ones. But off is possible. The white is vastly brighter than the blue, Not sure what they do on boot because I have none in the same room as the computer when I am configuring them but the blue is very subtle bordering on invisible on some of them.





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  #2477903 6-May-2020 15:12
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richms:

 

Brightness varies a lot between the APs I have - all AC Pro ones. But off is possible. The white is vastly brighter than the blue, Not sure what they do on boot because I have none in the same room as the computer when I am configuring them but the blue is very subtle bordering on invisible on some of them.

 

 

I'm thinking about light from LEDs keeping people awake.  Blue LEDs can be very intrusive in a dark room. 

 

Every 🤬 building an electrical device these days seem to load them up with blue.  Must be cool or trendy.  Never mind that they might be used in a bedroom/car at night.





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  #2477909 6-May-2020 15:17
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The LEDs can make a very handy nightlight if the AP is placed in an area where you might need to be able to see at night, but yes they are bright  and can be turned off.

 

Would be handy if you could dim the LED brightness through the controller, but the hardware is the limiting factor here.


 
 
 
 


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  #2477914 6-May-2020 15:18
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When I worked on the SNUP program we had several requests from schools where switches could be seen through cabinet glass doors in classrooms. It was not common that such locations happened, but occasionally they did. There was an instance where a child on the "spectrum" was triggered by a swarm of flashing leds on the switch, so we removed it and replaced it with a model with a indicator switch on it.

 

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  #2478031 6-May-2020 16:59
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MikeAqua:

 

I'm thinking about light from LEDs keeping people awake.  Blue LEDs can be very intrusive in a dark room. 

 

 

The Grandstream ones I've got provide a schedule for the LEDs (so there is a benefit of these!); I have them turn off at 7pm (I think) for this exact reason; only one is in a bedroom, and that's a spare room so only for occasional guests, but still easier to have it set to do this. 

 

I wish all the other devices in that room (the ONT and router) had the same feature, as I have to cover them up!


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  #2478034 6-May-2020 17:02
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A black paint marker solves things with exposed LEDs, but with things like these where is is a light guide they dont really help. And ONTs are the worst for it because more light comes out the vents than the holes on the front. Black tape cant tame those because you cant cover the vents up.





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  #2478105 6-May-2020 18:14
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richms:

And ONTs are the worst for it because more light comes out the vents than the holes on the front. Black tape cant tame those because you cant cover the vents up.



I'm happy to ramp up production of my self-produced POLC* to commercial levels, if there's an appropriate level of interest.

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  #2478107 6-May-2020 18:18
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I'm happy to ramp up production of my self-produced POLC* to commercial levels, if there's an appropriate level of interest.

* Professional ONT Light Cover



Thats even worse, now I want to know whats in the exciting looking box! Is it a puppy? A baby pangolin?

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  #2478113 6-May-2020 18:31
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The gen3 ont has a lights off switch, except for the power led that does not flicker.

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  #2478116 6-May-2020 18:35
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What was that, ShinyChrome, an order for 10,000 POLCs? Sure thing, I'll have my children, I mean workers, onto it stat.



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  #2478557 7-May-2020 12:46
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richms:

 

A black paint marker solves things with exposed LEDs, but with things like these where is is a light guide they dont really help. And ONTs are the worst for it because more light comes out the vents than the holes on the front. Black tape cant tame those because you cant cover the vents up.

 

 

Fortunately our ONT is in the office, under a desk.  On the rare occasions someone (not me!) sleeps in there, a sheet of MDF against the outer edge of the desk entombs the ONT.





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