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Grove - Digital Light Sensor - TSL2561

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This module is based on the I2C light-to-digital converter TSL2561 to transform light intensity to a digital signal. It has three detection modes to take your readings (infrared mode, full-spectrum, and human visible mode) and can be used to measure the change in light intensity in various light situations with many popular microcontrollers.

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For all Grove users (especially beginners), we provide you guidance PDF documents. Please download and read through Preface - Getting Started and Introduction to Grove before you use this product.

Features

  • Selectable detection modes: infrared mode, full-spectrum mode, and human visible mode

  • High-resolution: 16-Bit digital output at 400 kHz I2C Fast-Mode

  • Wide dynamic range: 0.1 - 40,000 LUX

  • Wide operating temperature range: -40°C to 85°C

  • Programmable interrupt function with User-Defined Upper and lower threshold settings

Description

This module is based on the I2C light-to-digital converter TSL2561 to transform light intensity to a digital signal and can be used to measure the change in light intensity for various applications.

The TSL2561 is controlled and monitored by sixteen registers (three are reserved) and a command register accessed through the serial interface. These registers provide for a variety of control functions and can be read to determine the results of the ADC conversions. Different from the traditional analog light sensor, as Grove - Light Sensor, this digital module features a selectable light spectrum range due to its dual light-sensitive diodes: infrared and full spectrum. 

You can switch between three detection modes to take your readings. They are infrared mode, full-spectrum, and human visible mode. When running under the human visible mode, this sensor will give you readings just close to your eye feelings. With its high-resolution and wide operating temperature range, you can use it to measure the change in light intensity in various light situations with many popular microcontrollers.


Applications

  • Ambient light sensing

  • Backlighting control for display panel

  • Keyboard illumination control 

Technical details

Dimensions 24mm x20mm x9.8mm
Weight G.W 8g
Battery Exclude
Dynamic range: 0.1 - 40,000 LUX
Operating temperature range: -40℃ to 85℃

Part List

Grove - Digital Light Sensor 1

ECCN/HTS

HSCODE 9027900000
USHSCODE 90230000
UPC 841454108528
ROHS 1

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