Stealth Cam! How to disable the Raspberry Pi camera LED

Have you noticed that every time you use your Raspberry Pi camera to take a photo or video, that it lights up that annoying red LED on the front? Well, it doesnt have to be that way - it can be disabled.

To do this, we're going to simply edit the config file this can be done from a Windows machine (if you have a SD reader). But we're going to edit the file directly from our Raspberry Pi, we only need to add one line.

First up, we need to edit the config file.

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Add the following line to the end of the file, then save it.


Next up, reboot your Raspberry Pi.

sudo reboot

Voila! The red LED on the Raspberry Pi camera, or NOIR camera has been disabled!