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32x Isolated LED Phidget

ID: LED1000_0
Recommended for new designs: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) is estimated to be available for ten years or more.

Control the current, voltage and brightness of 32 LEDs from a VINT port with this externally powered module.


Quantity Available: 287

Qty Price
5 $47.50
10 $45.00
25 $40.00
50 $35.00
100 $32.50
250 $30.00
500 $27.50
1000 $25.00

The LED1000 is a 32-output dimmable LED controller. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub and requires an external power supply.


  • Connect 32 LEDs
  • Control forward voltage for the entire controller to best suit your LEDs
  • Control individual LED brightness by setting current limits and duty cycle

Technical Details:

  • Requires external power supply
  • Isolation - Protect your VINT Hub or computer from power surges and improve system stability by eliminating potential ground loops


This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs currently available:

Product Board
Image Part Number Price Number of VINT Ports Controlled By
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 USB (Mini-USB)
HUB5000_0 $60.00 6 Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
SBC3003_0 $120.00 6

Phidget Cables

Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m
CBL4104_0 $1.75 300 mm
CBL4105_0 $2.00 900 mm
CBL4106_0 $2.50 1.5 m

Power Supplies

This Phidget requires a power supply between 8 and 30V DC. We recommend that you use a 12V 2A DC power supply, as this should provide enough power for all 32 LEDs at the maximum current limit. Select the power supply from the list below that matches your region's wall socket type.

Product Electrical Properties Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Power Supply Current Output Voltage Wall Plug Style
3022_0 $10.00 2 A 12 V Australian
3023_1 $10.00 2 A 12 V European
3024_1 $10.00 2 A 12 V North American
3025_0 $10.00 2 A 12 V British
3084_0 $1.50 500 mA 12 V European
3085_0 $1.50 500 mA 12 V North American
3086_0 $10.00 1 A 24 V North American
PSU4013_0 $20.00 2.5 A 24 V
PSU4014_0 $40.00 5 A 24 V
PSU4015_0 $20.00 1 A 24 V
PSU4016_0 $40.00 15 A 24 V
PSU4017_0 $75.00 15 A 24 V
PSU4018_0 $20.00 5 A 12 V


The LED1000 can handle any LED with a forward voltage of 5.6V or less, and a forward current of 40mA or less. Here's a list of LEDs we have available:

Product Light Properties
Image Part Number Price Emitting Color Dominant Wavelength Luminous Intensity Beam Angle
3600_0 $3.00 Red 625 nm 3.5 cd 25°
3602_0 $3.00 Blue 467 nm 7 cd 25°
3603_0 $3.00 Yellow 590 nm 3.5 cd 25°
3605_0 $3.00 Red 625 nm 7 cd 90°
3607_0 $3.00 Blue 467 nm 2.5 cd 90°
3608_0 $3.00 Yellow 590 nm 7 cd 90°
3609_0 $3.00 White 9 cd 90°
3610_1 $3.00
3611_0 $3.00 Red 635 nm 390 mcd 40°
3612_0 $3.00 Yellow/Green 570 nm 80 mcd 40°
3613_0 $3.00 Blue 465 nm 450 mcd 40°

LED Cables

For an easy way to connect LEDs to this Phidget, you can use these 4-pin LED cables. Just cut the cable in half and solder the LEDs to the loose ends. Solder the red wire to the positive end of the LED (usually the longer one) and the black wire to the negative end. Since you get two connectors per cable, you'll only need eight of these cables in order to connect all 32 LED outputs.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length Cable Gauge
CBL4213_0 $2.00 600 mm 26 AWG

Part 1: Setup

Welcome to the LED1000 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

LED1000 Functional.jpeg
  1. Connect the LED1000 to the VINT Hub using the Phidget cable.
  2. Connect some LEDs to the LED Phidget's ports.
  3. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with a USB cable.

Now that you have everything together, let's start using the LED1000!

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the LED1000, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.

The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.


To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel

Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG


To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the Ph.jpg icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.

For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:

Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the LED1000.

First Look

After plugging the LED1000 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

LED1000 Panel.jpg

The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.

The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Part 2: Using Your Phidget


The LED1000 is a dimmable LED controller. With this Phidget you can control the voltage, current limit, and duty cycle of up to 32 LEDs.

Explore Your Phidget Channels Using The Control Panel

You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.

1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the following channels:

LED1000 Panel.jpg

2. Double click on a channel to open an example program. Each channel belongs to the DigitalOutput channel class:

LED Driver: Controls the duty cycle, current limit, and voltage of an LED

In your Control Panel, double click on "LED Driver":


Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program?

Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.

1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget

See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.

Running Multiple LEDs from a Single Channel

You can have multiple LEDs hooked up to a single channel on the LED1000, (for example, a short string of LEDs) to reduce the amount of wiring, although you won't be able to control the lights individually. When using multiple LEDs on a single channel, you may need to increase the voltage limit for that channel. If the LEDs are too dim at the maximum voltage, you should spread them out to other channels.

High-Current Safety Considerations

If you're using high-current LEDs, you should spread your load evenly across the board to avoid having one of the controller chips overheat. There are two controller chips, each controlling the channels on one half of the board.

Controller Channels
1 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
2 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

LED Connector Pinout Diagram
1031 0 Connector Drawing.jpg

The connector used on the LED1000 is a Molex 70543-0003.

The mating connector used on our LED cables is the Molex 50-57-9404.

Product Specifications

Board Properties
Controlled By VINT
Number of LED Outputs 32
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption Min 5 mA
Supply Voltage Min 8 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 30 V DC
Current Consumption Max 2 A
LED Current Limit Max (per channel) 40 mA
Forward Voltage Max 5.6 V DC
Forward Voltage Min 3.2 V DC
LED Driver Update Rate 90 Hz
Selectable Output Voltage Levels 3.2, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6 VDC
Physical Properties
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C
Power Jack 5.5x2.1mm, Center Positive
Customs Information
Canadian HS Export Code 8471.80.00
American HTS Import Code 8471.80.40.00
Country of Origin CN (China)


Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
June 20170104Product Release

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
LED Driver DigitalOutput 0 - 31


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Here are all of our specialized LED boards:

Product Board Properties Electrical Properties
Image Part Number Price Controlled By Number of LED Outputs LED Current Limit Max Selectable Output Voltage Levels
1032_0B $78.00 USB (Mini-USB) 64 80 mA 1.7, 2.75, 3.9, 5.0 VDC
LED1000_0 $50.00 VINT 32 (per channel) 40 mA 3.2, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6 VDC

The following Phidgets all have digital outputs, which can be used to control LEDs, but lack some of the extra features of our LED interfaces.

Product Digital Outputs
Image Part Number Price Number of Digital Outputs Digital Output Current Max Digital Output Voltage Max
1010_0 $80.00 8 16 mA 5 V DC
1011_0 $50.00 2 16 mA 5 V DC
1018_2B $80.00 8 16 mA 5 V DC
1019_1B $110.00 8 16 mA 5 V DC
1203_2B $70.00 8 16 mA 5 V DC
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 (Shared) 3.3 V DC
HUB5000_0 $60.00 6 (Shared) 3.3 V DC
OUT1100_0 $15.00 4 16 mA 5 V DC