SenseLight 3.3V IR-safe ambient and reflected light sensor • RoHS Compliant
The SenseLight is a very high quality analog light sensor with an on-board white LED. This light sensor is designed specifically for use in high-intensity infrared (IR) environments, such as soccer fields. The sensor is actually designed to block IR and the white LED is designed to not emit detectable amounts of IR. The white LED provides a wide response range for most colors and can also be turned on/off using the VLED pin to conserve power or to detect the ambient light.
The SenseLight is so small that we even include a small red plastic mount. It is designed to be adaptable to most situations and the sensor can be placed up or down inside it. The sensor can operate from up to 30mm from the surface, however we recommend keeping it to within about 15mm to get a wide range of accurate readings.
The SenseLight comes fully assembled except for the header pins and mounting case. These are included and the header pins can be easily soldered in, but there are many different configurations possible. The SenseLight board is just 12x9x2mm (LxWxH) and weighs <1g without the header pins soldered in. The outer dimensions of the plastic mount are 28x13x5mm (LxWxH).
This version operates at 3.3V, however we also sell a 5V version.