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class LED – LED object

The LED object controls an individual LED (Light Emitting Diode).


class pyb.LED(id)

Create an LED object associated with the given LED:

  • id is the LED number, 1-4.



Get or set the LED intensity. Intensity ranges between 0 (off) and 255 (full on). If no argument is given, return the LED intensity. If an argument is given, set the LED intensity and return None.

Note: Only LED(3) and LED(4) can have a smoothly varying intensity, and they use timer PWM to implement it. LED(3) uses Timer(2) and LED(4) uses Timer(3). These timers are only configured for PWM if the intensity of the relevant LED is set to a value between 1 and 254. Otherwise the timers are free for general purpose use.

Turn the LED off.


Turn the LED on, to maximum intensity.


Toggle the LED between on (maximum intensity) and off. If the LED is at non-zero intensity then it is considered “on” and toggle will turn it off.