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Strange White Flash every minute at night

borderbridge
Community Member

Hi there,

I am an new owner of a Nest Protect Smokealarm. 

The Nest Protect is Flahing white (not the LED ring but outside of it in one Point) about every minute or so. 

This is very distracting at night when we try to fall asleep. (its not visible at Daylight).

Why is that? 

Is there any way to stop this?

This is no problem in most rooms. But in our Bedroom it is!!!

It drives my wife nuts at night... 

Sorry English is not my native language.

Greetings

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janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

Checking in — were you able to check the articles shared by MplsCustomer? If so, how did it go? Let me know if there’s anything else.
 

Thanks for the help, MplsCustomer.

 

Regards,

JT

justsam
Community Member

Is your Nest Protect battery or wired AC power?  By law all smoke detectors must have a status light to let you know they are powered.  The wired AC version of Protect has a very small pinpoint green LED that is always ON if power is on.  I do not own a battery version but I suspect it has a small pinpoint LED that flashes to let you know it is powered and operational.  This has NOTHING to do with any of the circular colored lights on the Nest Protect and is independent of them.  It can not be disabled or dimmed.  

janthadeus
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey borderbridge,

 

Checking back in — how's it going? Still need our help?

 

Thanks for the help here, justsam.

 

Regards,

JT

It is battery powered. Then it is probably that.

One would think that in 2022/3 a smoke alarm that is smart could notify me through the app, especially a smoke alarm that in the commercial mocks the blinking of not smart smokealarms

Thanks for the info.

Ebedia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello folks,

@borderbridge thanks for getting back to us. I'm dropping by to ensure that everything is covered here. I hope that the information sheds some light on the issue. If you have other questions and concerns, feel free to let me know.

 

I appreciate the help, JT, justsam and MplsCustomer.

Best,
Emerson

Ebedia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi borderbridge,

I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.
   
Thanks,
Emerson

Ebedia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey borderbridge,

Just one quick final check in here since activity has slowed down. We'll be locking the thread in the next 24 hours, but if you still need help, I would be happy to keep it open. If there's more we can do, just let me know.

Regards, 
Emerson