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Subject[PATCH v6 1/2] dt-bindings: leds: document the "power-supply" property
Most of the LEDs are powered by a voltage/current regulator. Describing it
in the device-tree makes it possible for the LED core to enable/disable it
when needed.

Signed-off-by: Jean-Jacques Hiblot <>
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt | 14 ++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt
index 9fa6f9795d50..28c0cbb7c6ab 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt
@@ -77,6 +77,19 @@ Optional properties for child nodes:
- panic-indicator : This property specifies that the LED should be used,
if at all possible, as a panic indicator.

+- power-supply : A voltage/current regulator used to to power the LED. When a
+ LED is turned off, the LED core disable its regulator. The
+ same regulator can power many LED (or other) devices. It is
+ turned off only when all of its users disabled it.
+- power-off-delays-ms: This property specifies the delay between the time a LED
+ is turned off and the time the regulator is turned off.
+ It can be used to limit the overhead of the regulator
+ handling if the LED is toggling fast.
+ ex: if power-off-delays-ms is set to 500 ms, the
+ regulator will not be turned off until the LED is turned
+ off for more than 500ms.
- trigger-sources : List of devices which should be used as a source triggering
this LED activity. Some LEDs can be related to a specific
device and should somehow indicate its state. E.g. USB 2.0
@@ -124,6 +137,7 @@ led-controller@0 {
linux,default-trigger = "heartbeat";
gpios = <&gpio0 0 GPIO_ACTIVE_HIGH>;
+ power-supply = <&led_regulator>;

led1 {
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