I have this same problem but I think I have found an elegant workaround. Cut some black electrical tape and place it over the light. The tape is soft and blends well with the color scheme of the computer. It can also be removed easily without damaging the laptop. This would work until Dell allows us to manually configure the charging light.
Love my 2015 XPS13 but this LED charging light is also driving me crazy. Hope that Dell will take into consideration this discussion into the 2017 design.
@Dell: Any news on how we can turn this <profane> light off?
I couple more suggestions on how to improve the design of this laptop:
1. Re-design the adapter pin. If you cant do something similar to Apple's magnet pin, at least add a bend into it so it doesn't stick out the way it does.
2. Bottom cover screws. They tend to get loose.
3. Not sure about other users, but I have never used the 5xLED battery indicator. Seems like a waste of resources.
This is an issue for me too. I am contemplating opening up my laptop to physically disable the battery charging LED in the front panel.
I highly would like Dell to take a look at this issue and make an option to disable this battery charging light. If other people are facing this same issue, please log in and make a comment.
... chiming in to rant about these aggressive LEDding, both front and adapter.
I also did not use one single time the batt status row.
I would not spend a dime on mag-adapter, but an angled one would be preferred.
Even my router allows lights to be switched off. Purgy
Agreed. I just got the XPS 15 and the light at the end of the charging cable is blinding while trying to sleep and it's charging on the nightstand. Why couldn't they just put it on the brick like everyone else?
Hi, this is an issue for me as well, Dell please fix this!
After the disappearing audio (reason to bin this thing if the rest of the hardware hadn't been so good), the super bright LED that can't be switched off is only annoyance.