Hope you got some resolution to your question already, but if you didn't, the lights on my keyboard pulsate occasionally, too. The keyboard goes dark when not in use, but when the computer is on. However, when I touch the keyboard or lean on it for even a second, the lights pulsate and then they either turn on, if I'm using the keyboard, or then go dark again. I'm not a gamer either. My sons recommended it because of the lit keys.