Ambient Light Sensors

What is an Ambient light sensor?
Typically ambient light sensors are the backing lights in many LCD types of displays
How do they work?
They automatically adjust display brightness on many devices by sensing changes to your environment like lights on or off, how close a device is to you and more.
Features and benefits:
• Operate well in a variety of sources (from natural sunlight to fluorescent)
• Automatic adjustments based on environment analysis
• Light sensitivity and response curve configured with the human eye in mind
• Stable over specific temperature ranges
Where might I use one?
• Touch panels
• Audio visual equipment
• Home appliances
• Laptops
• Mobile phones

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Description Price Typical Rise Time Typical Fall Time Number of Pins Mounting Type Application Package Type Dimensions Height Length Maximum Wavelength Detected Minimum Wavelength Detected Width Output Signal Type Series
RS Stock No. 642-4367
Mfr. Part No.TSL2561T
Brandams
£2.362
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount Automotive Lighting, Light Sensing, Machine Vision, Security Lighting, Street Light Control TMB 1.25 x 0.4 x 1.398mm 1.398mm 1.25mm - - 0.4mm - -
RS Stock No. 170-0785
Mfr. Part No.TSL2561T
Brandams
£1.182
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
Units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount Automotive Lighting, Light Sensing, Machine Vision, Security Lighting, Street Light Control TMB 1.25 x 0.4 x 1.398mm 1.398mm 1.25mm - - 0.4mm - -
RS Stock No. 165-4325
Mfr. Part No.KPS-3227SP1C
BrandKingbright
£0.166
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
Units
- - 4 Surface Mount Mobile Phone, Notebook, PDA, Video Camera - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 3.2mm 700nm 390nm 2.7mm - KPS
RS Stock No. 871-7365
Mfr. Part No.KPS-3227SP1C
BrandKingbright
£0.184
Each (In a Pack of 20)
Units
- - 4 Surface Mount Mobile Phone, Notebook, PDA, Video Camera - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 3.2mm 700nm 390nm 2.7mm - KPS
RS Stock No. 124-6506
Mfr. Part No.BH1750FVI-TR
BrandROHM
£2.842
Each (On a Tape of 5)
Units
- - - Surface Mount - WSOF6I 2.6 x 1.6 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 2.6mm - - 1.6mm - -
RS Stock No. 102-4165
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
£1.705
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
300ns 300ns 8 Surface Mount Ambient Light Sensor, Cell Phone, Color Sense, Commercial, Gesture Detection, Mechanical Switch Replacement, Printed Bar Code Emulation TMG 2.36 x 3.94 x 1.35mm 1.35mm 2.36mm 615nm 465nm 3.94mm I2C, Open Drain -
RS Stock No. 170-0755
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
£1.659
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
Units
300ns 300ns 8 Surface Mount Ambient Light Sensor, Cell Phone, Color Sense, Commercial, Gesture Detection, Mechanical Switch Replacement, Printed Bar Code Emulation TMG 2.36 x 3.94 x 1.35mm 1.35mm 2.36mm 615nm 465nm 3.94mm I2C, Open Drain -
RS Stock No. 691-0467
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
£0.902
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
5ms 5ms 4 Surface Mount Detection of Ambient Light to Control Display Backlighting Mobile Devices, Mobile phones PDAs Computing devices, Notebooks Webpads Consumer Devices TVs Video Cameras Digital Still Cameras Automatic Residential and Commercial Lighting Management, Electronic Signs and Signals - 1.6 x 3.2 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 1.6mm - - 3.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 178-1644
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
£0.382
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
Units
5ms 5ms 4 Surface Mount Detection of Ambient Light to Control Display Backlighting Mobile Devices, Electronic Signs and Signals, Mobile phones PDAs Computing devices, Notebooks Webpads Consumer Devices TVs Video Cameras Digital Still Cameras Automatic Residential and Commercial Lighting Management - 1.6 x 3.2 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 1.6mm - - 3.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 170-9656
Mfr. Part No.SFH 5711-2/3-Z
£0.804
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
Units
30µs 100µs 4 Surface Mount Automotive, Control of Display Backlighting, Mobile Phone, Sunlight Sensor and Head Lamp Control - 2.35 x 2.95 x 1.25mm 1.25mm 2.35mm 570nm 540nm 2.95mm - -
RS Stock No. 915-4910
Mfr. Part No.SFH 5711-2/3-Z
£0.961
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
30µs 100µs 4 Surface Mount Automotive, Control of Display Backlighting, Mobile Phone, Sunlight Sensor and Head Lamp Control - 2.35 x 2.95 x 1.25mm 1.25mm 2.35mm 570nm 540nm 2.95mm - -
RS Stock No. 124-6504
Mfr. Part No.BH1730FVC-TR
BrandROHM
£2.89
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
- - 6 Surface Mount Digital Camera, LCD TV, Mobile Phone, Note PC, Portable Game Machine, Tablet PC WSOF6 1.6 x 2.6 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 1.6mm 840nm - 2.6mm Digital BH
RS Stock No. 700-4037
Mfr. Part No.BH1603FVC-TR
BrandROHM
£1.155
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
- - - Surface Mount - WSOF 1.6 x 2.6 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 1.6mm - - 2.6mm - -
RS Stock No. 170-9506
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7779
£0.578
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
Units
- - 8 Surface Mount Camera, Consumer Products, Mobile Phone, Notebook, PDA Miniature 4.04 x 2.2 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 4.04mm 1050nm 830nm 2.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 876-8820
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7779
£1.248
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
- - 8 Surface Mount Camera, Consumer Products, Mobile Phone, Notebook, PDA Miniature 4.04 x 2.2 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 4.04mm 1050nm 830nm 2.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 169-0529
Mfr. Part No.BH1603FVC-TR
BrandROHM
£0.365
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 111-5952
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3716
£0.449
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
- - 2 Surface Mount - - 2 x 1.25 x 0.79mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 168-5172
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3716
£0.165
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
Units
- - 2 Surface Mount - - 2 x 1.25 x 0.79mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 124-6507
Mfr. Part No.BH1751FVI-TR
BrandROHM
£2.39
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
- - - Surface Mount - WSOF6I 2.6 x 1.6 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 2.6mm - - 1.6mm - -
RS Stock No. 714-2710
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9008-020
BrandBroadcom
£0.84
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
5ms 5ms 6 Surface Mount Cell Phone, Computer, Digital Camera, PDA, TV, Video Camera - 1.5 x 1.6 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 1.5mm 565nm - 1.6mm - -
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