I did try turning lights off, and then using remote, no luck. I know in past there has been issues with florescent tubes and the remote sensor. Swapped new batteries, no luck. I know some folks have changed out capacitors but issues where different. Think i will be calling Jet on Monday. It may end up being cheaper to return remote and eat the charges from Rockler and go down to Woodcraft and get the smaller Rikon that's on sale.