What do the LED behaviors on my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired mean?

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The LED behaviors on your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired vary, depending on whether you have set it up.

LED behaviors during setup

  • Solid amber. The doorbell is not receiving enough power.
    • Your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired must be connected to a doorbell transformer with a voltage level of 16-24V AC. If your doorbell transformer is below the necessary voltage level, consult an electrician to replace your transformer and chime with one that is 16-24V AC and 10VA.
      For help checking your doorbell transformer’s voltage level, visit How do I measure the voltage of my doorbell transformer?.
    • If your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired isn’t working as expected, even though the voltage level of your doorbell transformer is 16-24V AC, you might need to activate bypass mode on your Power Kit. For more information, visit How do I activate bypass mode on my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired?.
  • Alternating amber and white. The operating temperature or voltage is too low. Wait up to 13 minutes for the doorbell to warm up or the internal battery to charge. For more information about the operating temperature of Arlo devices, visit Are Arlo cameras weatherproof?.
  • Off. The doorbell is not receiving power.
    • Check if the power at the breaker is on.
    • Check if the wiring to the doorbell is secure.
  • Flashing white. The doorbell was pressed and is discovering a Wi-Fi network, SmartHub, or Base Station. If your doorbell fails to discover a Wi-Fi network, visit My Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired wasn’t found during setup; what do I do?.
  • Flashing amber. A Wi-Fi error has occurred, or your doorbell failed to scan the QR code on the Arlo Secure App when connecting to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. Make sure that both your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired and your mobile device are connected to the same 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. For help connecting to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network, visit How do I connect to a 2.4 GHz WiFi network?.
  • Solid white. The doorbell is powered on and ready for setup.

LED behaviors after setup

After you set up your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired, you can configure whether the LED flashes when certain events happen. Access your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired’s device settings to turn the LED on or off.

  • Slow breathing white. The doorbell detected motion.
  • Solid white. The doorbell is connected to a call.
  • Fading white. The call from the doorbell ended.