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I use these little dimming stickers for lights I can’t stand. They work great!
LightDims Original Strength - Light Dimming LED Covers/Light Dimming Sheets for Routers, Electronics and Appliances and More. Dims 50-80% of Light, in Retail Packaging. [link]
There are special stickers called LightDims you can apply to dampen them. I use two on my Earthquaker Devices Plumes. [link]
Alternatively, you could mod the pedal to dim the light with a resistor.
Electrical tape is fine, just know that it'll leave a residue after leaving it on for a few years. You'll be able to clean it off with isopropyl alcohol if need be.
If you still want to be able to see the light but at reduced brightness, you can try these. They block a good percentage of the light. I used them on my debug display on my motherboard, and they dim it to a level that is not bothersome, but I can still read the number if I need to. You can stack them to increase the dimming effect too. They also sell complete blackout stickers, but at that point it's probably a better value to just use electrical tape.
This is better: LightDims Original Strength - Light Dimming LED Covers/Light Dimming Sheets for Routers, Electronics and Appliances and More. Dims 50-80% of Light, in Retail Packaging. [link]
They probably could have designed the keyboard's LEDs to draw less current. The brighter LEDs are, the more current they're drawing and in turn can burn out faster than normal as a result. Bad design decision if you ask me.
You could always apply some tape to dim them or replace them all entirely if it bothers you enough. I can't stand bright LEDs as I find them distracting as hell though I'm rather light sensitive so that probably doesn't help. Something like these LightDims might work...
Check out these bad boys: [link]
They’re little stickers that you place over the LEDs. They don’t block the light completely like electrical tape would, just dim it by a lot. I’ve used them on stuff in the bedroom and living room.
I would try to move the shiny thing (ir blaster?) off the center channel. I would definitely put something over that giant led on the sub. [link] You could use something like these. They also make ones that totally block the light.
I use these stickers on top of leds:
You have 2 versions: one that stops 50% of the light so you still see it, one that blocks 100% of the light.
I have used the 50% one on my bamboo style wireless charging pad.
I use LightDims which work very well.
Nicer than a sharpie and they have several levels of brightness reduction including black out.
They're basically small stickers in different shapes that you stick over the LED. Also includes a sheet that you can cut out a custom shape.
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I lived through the super bright blue LED craze of the 2000s to remember how useful where these.
It would of course be preferable for Microsoft to provide a more technical solution, but these simple light-dimming stickers work very well!
This will definitely fix your issue! I use them a lot, and if it’s not dim enough, 2 will do the trick.
You can probably find window tint film at your hardware store too.
here’s a link this pack provides all different shapes and sizes.
Oh. Maybe you could try using something like this? [link]
This thing might help dim that annoying light, they work pretty well.
Something far easier, less destructive and still let's you see the LEDs.
They come in gray, white and black. No household is complete without them...
Lightdims. Have both the dimming and blackout versions, and use them all over the place.
They're called light dims - see status of gear AND not get blinded ;)
I bought a pack of these, just for that purpose. Some companies can't help themselves with the blue LEDs.
Great looking system, hope you're enjoying it.
Or just get some light dimming stickers or electrical tape.
Try light dimms. I bought it years ago because one of the indicators on a charger was essentially a flashlight at night. Now I can sleep.
Or these, but black electrical tape is cheaper, true.
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Of course, you might want to get the "White" variety...
LightDims can be had in different colors, shapes, and transparencies to dim or hide most any LED.
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That’s why I always keep these around! LightDims Original Strength - Light Dimming LED Covers/Light Dimming Sheets for Routers, Electronics and Appliances and More. Dims 50-80% of Light, in Retail Packaging. [link]