General Photonics Toolkit

In the general photonics toolkit you can find all the specific photonics components needed for the 33 Phablabs 4.0 workshops. Select the components you need and we'll send you a quote for it. Most components come in sets of five pieces.

You can find all details of photonics workshops on the PHABLABS 4.0 website.

Optic fibres

An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made of glass or plastic, the diameter of which can vary. Optical fibers are often used as a means to guide or transmit light between the two ends of the fiber.

Flexible plastic optical fiber with side glow

  • 3mm solid core
  • side glow
  • Transparant PVC
  • Length: 5m
  • €15

Workshop: Photonics Piano

Rigid plastic optical fiber

  • 2mm unjacked
  • POF
  • Length: 5m
  • €2,5

Workshop: Photonics Cuddly Toy

Plastic lenses

A lens is a transmissive optical component that focusses or disperses a light beam by means of refraction. It is made of a transparent plastic or glass material. It is used for imaging applications, light beam shaping or light collection.

Plastic lens f=170mm

  • f = 170mm
  • D = 34,5mm
  • Plastic
  • Set of 5 pieces
  • €6


A light-emitting diode is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a p-n junction diode that emits light when activated. High power LEDs are all about efficiency and lowering forward voltage (Vf) to achieve a higher lumen/watt.

White high power LED

  • 12V
  • Per set of 5
  • €8

Workshop: Gobo projector & Batman style portable torch

R,G & B high power LED

  • 1W high power LED
  • Red (630-640 nm), Green (515-525 nm), Blue (455-465 nm)
  • I = max 350 mA en 3,0V<Vf<3,6V
  • Set of 15 LEDs (5 of each colour)
  • €21

Workshop: Arduino controlled RGB LED lamp & Smartphone controlled RGB lamp

Lens for high power LEDs

  • 15° lens made of acrylic glass (PMMA) with plastic holder
  • Outer diameter = 22mm
  • Heigth = 13mm
  • Set of 15 pieces
  • €13,5

Workshop: Arduino controlled RGB LED lamp & Smartphone controlled RGB lamp


  • LED-diameter = 5mm
  • Vr = 5V
  • If = 20mA
  • Set of 5 pieces
  • €3

Workshop: Photonics Cuddly Toy

LED module

  • RGB LEDs on a circuit board
  • 9V battery is needed
  • Set of 5 pieces
  • €12,5

Workshop: Colours and fluorescence

LED strip

LED strip is a flexible circuit board populated by surface mounted light-emitting diodes (SMD LEDs) and other components on an adhesive backing. It can be used as accent lighting, backlighting, ...
3-pin connectors for LED-strips. Comes in a pair: male-female

LED strip

  • 60LEDs/m
  • Black PCB
  • 5V - IP67
  • Length = 5m
  • €30

3-pin connectoren

  • pair: male-female
  • Sets of 5 pairs
  • €0,75

Workshop: Photonics for safer cycling, Animated drawing using light board,
Light board, Animated drawing using light board


Infrared LEDs are used for remote controls. They are 940nm wavelength, which nearly all devices listen to. They are 20 degree beamwidth and are ideal for any kind of remote control application.

IR emitter

  • infrared light (940nm)
  • 20°
  • Set of 5 IR emitters
  • €2

IR receivers

  • Sensor tuned to 38 KHz
  • Power = 3-5V
  • Set of 5 IR receivers
  • €8,5

Workshop: IRglove


A laser diode is an electrically pumped semiconductor laser in which the active laser medium is formed by a p-n junction of a semiconductor diode similar to that found in a light-emit-ting diode. The laser light is directional lighting source.


  • Red (650 nm), 3°, spot diameter <1,2mm
  • 0,7<Po<0,9 mW (eye-safe)
  • If = 30mA, Vf = 3,0V
  • Set of 5 laserdiodes
  • €12,5

Workshop: Laser labyrinth, Kaleidoscope, Polarimeter

Laser module

  • Red (650 nm), 3°, spot diameter <1,2mm
  • 0,7<Po<0,9 mW (eye-safe)
  • If = 30mA, Vf = 3,0V
  • Set of 5 laser modules
  • €20

Workshop: Refractometer, Playing with lenses


A mirror reflects light in such way that the reflected light preserves most of the detailed physical characteristics of the original light. An aluminium mirror doesn’t break that easy as a mirror made from glass.

Aluminium mirror

  • Aluminium mirror with rounded courners
  • Thickness = 0,40mm
  • 7x7cm
  • Set of 5 mirrors
  • €2,5

Workshop: Refractometer, Kaleidoscope

Mosaic mirror

  • Self adhessive
  • 10x10mm
  • Glass
  • Set of 5 mirrors
  • €1

Workshop: Laser Labyrinth

Semi permeable mirror

  • Self adhessive
  • Foil
  • 10cm²
  • €5

Workshop: Laser Labyrinth

Solar panel

A solar cell is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, which is as physical and chemical phenomenon.

  • Dimensions: 185 x 250mm
  • V = 12V DC
  • Imax = 0,28A
  • Set of 5 solar cells
  • €62,5

Workshop: Heliostat

Diffraction grating

Diffraction Gratings are used for the direct viewing and analysis of spectra from different gas tubes and other light sources. The quality of the spectrum produced from our gratings is the brightest possible with a minimum of distracting visual noise. Our gratings are the principal component in a spectroscope and are used for experiments pertaining to the study of light and color.

  • 500 lines/mm
  • Set of 5 gratings
  • €2,5

Workshop: Kaleidoscope, Basic spectrometer


A polarizer is an optical filter that lets light waves of a specific polarization pass and blocks light waves of other polarizations.

  • Transmittance single: 38% @550nm
  • Transmittance crossed: <0,005% @ 430-670nm
  • Polarizing efficiency >99,9%
  • Length = 1m, Width= 40 cm
  • €75

Workshop: Art with polarization, Dolpicamera, Polarimeter

Lenticular paper

  • 508 x 711mm
  • 40 LPI Lenstar Plus
  • 1 piece
  • €7,5

Workshop: Lenticular portret

Glow in the dark tape

  • 5 x 50 cm
  • Self adhessive
  • Set of 5 pieces
  • €10

Workshop: Persistence of vision

Holography kit

A standard holokit via

Workshop: Holograms, Holograms and the electromagnetic spectrum, Holograms in industry

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