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
$4.132
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. 170-0755
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
$5.272
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. 170-0785
Mfr. Part No.TSL2561T
Brandams
$3.244
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. 102-4165
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
$6.20
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. 700-4037
Mfr. Part No.BH1603FVC-TR
BrandROHM
$1.085
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
$0.658
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 170-9656
Mfr. Part No.SFH 5711-2/3-Z
$1.512
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
$2.345
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. 102-4172
Mfr. Part No.TSL27713FN
Brandams
$2.29
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
$2.325
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. 876-8827
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7776
$2.229
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 1050 (Ambient Light Sensor) nm, 950 (Proximity Sensor) nm 450 (Proximity Sensor) nm, 830 (Ambient Light Sensor) nm 2.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 178-1645
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9300-020
BrandBroadcom
$0.99
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
- - 6 Surface Mount - - 2.6 x 2.2 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 2.6mm - - 2.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 170-9508
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7776
$1.08
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 1050 (Ambient Light Sensor) nm, 950 (Proximity Sensor) nm 450 (Proximity Sensor) nm, 830 (Ambient Light Sensor) nm 2.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 691-0470
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9300-020
BrandBroadcom
$1.49
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- - 6 Surface Mount - - 2.6 x 2.2 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 2.6mm - - 2.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 124-6500
Mfr. Part No.BH1680FVC-TR
BrandROHM
$1.265
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. 691-0467
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
$1.642
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 - -
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RS Stock No. 189-4775
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
$0.847
Each (In a Tube of 2500)
units
5ms 5ms 4 Surface Mount Automatic Residential and Commercial Lighting, Digital Still Cameras, Electronic Signs and Signals, TVS, Video Cameras Miniature 3.20 x 1.60 x 1.10mm 1.1mm 3.2mm - - 1.6mm Analogue -
RS Stock No. 178-1644
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
$0.739
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. 111-5950
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410R
$0.842
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - 3 Surface Mount - - 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.15mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 791-6810
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7771
$2.17
Each (On a Reel of 5)
units
- - 8 Surface Mount Camera, Mobile Phones, Notebook, PDA - 2.2 x 2.1 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 2.2mm 940nm 850nm 2.1mm - -
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