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. 170-0785
Mfr. Part No.TSL2561T
Brandams
R 22.686
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. 642-4367
Mfr. Part No.TSL2561T
Brandams
R 42.40
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. 700-4037
Mfr. Part No.BH1603FVC-TR
BrandROHM
R 16.04
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. 169-0529
Mfr. Part No.BH1603FVC-TR
BrandROHM
R 6.255
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 170-0755
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
R 33.732
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. 102-4165
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
R 35.915
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. 168-5171
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410R
R 5.949
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
units
- - 3 Surface Mount - - 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.15mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 111-5950
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410R
R 6.061
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - 3 Surface Mount - - 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.15mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 102-4172
Mfr. Part No.TSL27713FN
Brandams
R 17.228
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount Automatic Menu Popup, Automatic Speakerphone Enable, Cell Phone, Notebook/Monitor Security ODFN 2 x 2 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 2mm 1100nm 300nm 2mm I2C, Open Drain -
RS stock no. 170-0760
Mfr. Part No.TSL27713FN
Brandams
R 14.757
Each (On a Reel of 3500)
units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount Automatic Menu Popup, Automatic Speakerphone Enable, Cell Phone, Notebook/Monitor Security ODFN 2 x 2 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 2mm 1100nm 300nm 2mm I2C, Open Drain -
RS stock no. 124-6501
Mfr. Part No.BH1710FVC-TR
BrandROHM
R 49.22
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - 6 Surface Mount Digital Camera, Digital Video Camera, Laptop PC, LCD Display, LCD TV, Mobile Phone, PDA, PDP TV, Portable Game Console WSOF6 1.6 x 2.6 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 1.6mm 560 (Typ.)nm - 2.6mm Digital BH
RS stock no. 111-5952
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3716
R 8.96
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
R 3.253
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- - 2 Surface Mount - - 2 x 1.25 x 0.79mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 714-2710
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9008-020
BrandBroadcom
R 15.565
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 - -
RS stock no. 124-6506
Mfr. Part No.BH1750FVI-TR
BrandROHM
R 46.272
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. 170-9656
Mfr. Part No.SFH 5711-2/3-Z
R 15.297
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. 178-1644
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
R 7.316
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. 691-0467
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
R 17.22
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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. 124-6500
Mfr. Part No.BH1680FVC-TR
BrandROHM
R 13.06
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
13µs - 5 Surface Mount Digital Camera, Digital Video Camera, Laptop PC, LCD Display, LCD TV, Mobile Phone, PDP TV, Portable Game Console WSOF5 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.6mm 0.6mm 1.6mm 530 (Typ.)nm - 1.2mm Analogue BH
RS stock no. 173-0299
Mfr. Part No.TSL2584TSV
Brandams
R 11.87
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount Commercial, Display Backlight Control, Keyboard, Medical Diagnostics, Printer Paper Detection CSP 1.145 x 1.66 x 0.218mm 0.218mm 1.145mm 850nm - 1.66mm Digital, I2C -