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
PHP114.729
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
PHP120.262
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. 170-0762
Mfr. Part No.TCS34717FN
Brandams
PHP61.98
Each (On a Reel of 3500)
units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount Ambient Light Sensor, Brightness Control, Color Display Closed-Loop Feedback, Color Temperature Sensing, Control, Industrial Process Control, Medical Diagnostics, RGB LED Backlight Control DFN 2 x 2.4 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 2mm 615nm 465nm 2.4mm I2C, Open Drain -
RS Stock No. 102-4174
Mfr. Part No.TCS34717FN
Brandams
PHP103.618
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount Ambient Light Sensor, Brightness Control, Color Display Closed-Loop Feedback, Color Temperature Sensing, Control, Industrial Process Control, Medical Diagnostics, RGB LED Backlight Control DFN 2 x 2.4 x 0.65mm 0.65mm 2mm 615nm 465nm 2.4mm I2C, Open Drain -
RS Stock No. 752-7234
Mfr. Part No.BH1772GLC-E2
BrandROHM
PHP139.58
Each
units
- - 10 Surface Mount Cell Phone - 2.8 x 2.8 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.8mm 550nm - 2.8mm - -
RS Stock No. 170-0755
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
PHP186.434
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
PHP214.18
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. 111-5952
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3716
PHP15.801
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
PHP12.55
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- - 2 Surface Mount - - 2 x 1.25 x 0.79mm - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 189-4775
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
PHP27.848
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. 111-5950
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410R
PHP28.773
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - 3 Surface Mount - - 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.15mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 178-1644
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
PHP26.46
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. 168-5171
Mfr. Part No.SFH 3410R
PHP24.73
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
units
- - 3 Surface Mount - - 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.15mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 691-0467
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
PHP61.476
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. 752-7243
Mfr. Part No.BH1780GLI-E2
BrandROHM
PHP39.534
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- - 10 Surface Mount Automotive Lighting, Cell Phone, Computer, Digital Camera, PDA, TV, Video Camera - 2.8 x 2.8 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.8mm - - 2.8mm - -
RS Stock No. 124-6506
Mfr. Part No.BH1750FVI-TR
BrandROHM
PHP74.00
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
PHP45.206
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
PHP65.143
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. 791-6810
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7771
PHP72.158
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 - -
RS Stock No. 186-9196
Mfr. Part No.NOA1212CUTAG
PHP30.40
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
- - 6 Surface Mount Cameras, Cell Phones, GPS, MP3 players, PDAs, Video Recorders - 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.6mm 0.6mm 1.6mm 540nm - 1.6mm Analogue -