Ambient Light Sensors

Typically, ambient light sensors are the backing lights in many LCD types of displays.

How do ambient light sensors 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 can ambient light sensors be used?

  • 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. 178-1645
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9300-020
BrandBroadcom
SGD1.049
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. 691-0470
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9300-020
BrandBroadcom
SGD2.30
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. 714-2710
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9008-020
BrandBroadcom
SGD1.65
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. 691-0467
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
SGD1.848
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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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. 178-1644
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
SGD0.783
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. 208-0511
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9306-065
BrandBroadcom
SGD0.761
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount PDAs - - - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 208-0512
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9306-065
BrandBroadcom
SGD1.424
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
300ns 300ns 6 Surface Mount PDAs - - - - - - - - -