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. 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. 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. 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 - -
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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. 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 - -
RS Stock No. 714-2710
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9008-020
BrandBroadcom
$1.51
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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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 - -