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. 871-7365
Mfr. Part No.KPS-3227SP1C
BrandKingbright
MYR2.00
Each (In a Pack of 20)
units
- - 4 Surface Mount Mobile Phone, Notebook, PDA, Video Camera - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 3.2mm 700nm 390nm 2.7mm - KPS
RS Stock No. 170-0755
Mfr. Part No.TMG39933-M
Brandams
MYR12.901
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
MYR25.19
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. 165-4325
Mfr. Part No.KPS-3227SP1C
BrandKingbright
MYR1.80
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
units
- - 4 Surface Mount Mobile Phone, Notebook, PDA, Video Camera - 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 3.2mm 700nm 390nm 2.7mm - KPS
RS Stock No. 201-8366
Mfr. Part No.TSL25721FN
Brandams
MYR5.085
Each (On a Reel of 3500)
units
0.3µs 0.3µs 6 Surface Mount Display Backlight Control ODFN - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 642-4367
Mfr. Part No.TSL2561T
Brandams
MYR10.716
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. 201-8367
Mfr. Part No.TSL25721FN
Brandams
MYR11.324
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
0.3µs 0.3µs 6 Surface Mount Display Backlight Control ODFN - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 170-9656
Mfr. Part No.SFH 5711-2/3-Z
MYR6.709
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. 124-6505
Mfr. Part No.BH1745NUC-E2
BrandROHM
MYR8.08
Each (In a Pack of 3)
units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 876-8827
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7776
MYR7.24
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 1050nm 830nm 2.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 170-0762
Mfr. Part No.TCS34717FN
Brandams
MYR6.883
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. 178-1644
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9006-020
BrandBroadcom
MYR2.383
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. 124-6501
Mfr. Part No.BH1710FVC-TR
BrandROHM
MYR15.78
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 560nm - 2.6mm Digital BH
RS Stock No. 178-1645
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9300-020
BrandBroadcom
MYR3.309
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. 201-8361
Mfr. Part No.TSL25403M
Brandams
MYR3.759
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
units
- - 10 Surface Mount ALS QFN - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 196-9071
Mfr. Part No.ISL29006IROZ-T7
MYR4.379
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- - 6 - smart phone ODFN - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 102-4172
Mfr. Part No.TSL27713FN
Brandams
MYR11.86
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. 196-9078
Mfr. Part No.ISL29101IROZ-T7
MYR13.727
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- - 6 - GPS ODFN - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 124-6504
Mfr. Part No.BH1730FVC-TR
BrandROHM
MYR12.61
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- - 6 Surface Mount Digital Camera, LCD TV, Mobile Phone, Note PC, Portable Game Machine, Tablet PC WSOF6 1.6 x 2.6 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 1.6mm 840nm - 2.6mm Digital BH
RS Stock No. 201-8365
Mfr. Part No.TSL25413
Brandams
MYR8.738
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- - 10 Surface Mount Display Backlight Control QFN - - - - - - - -