Adafruit VEML7700 Lux Sensor I2C Light Sensor
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- Manufacturer: Adafruit
- Order number: EXP-R15-1435
- Manufacturer part number: 4162
- country of origin: US
- HS code: 85423910
- Weight (kg): 0.01
This is a nice simple lux sensor that's easy to add to any microcontoller. Most light sensors just give you a number for brighter/darker ambient lighting. The VEML7700 makes your life easier by calculating the lux, which is an SI unit for light. You'll get more consistent readings between multiple sensors because you aren't dealing with some unit-less values.
The sensor has 16-bit dynamic range for ambient light detection from 0 lux to about 120 klux with resolution down to 0.0036 lx/ct, with software-adjustable gain and integration times.
Interfacing is easy - this sensor uses plain, universal I2C. We put this sensor on a breakout board with a 3.3V regulator and logic level shifter so you can use it with 3.3V or 5V power/logic microcontrollers. Adafruit has written libraries for Arduino (C/C++) as well as CircuitPython (Python 3) so you can use this sensor with just about any kind of device, even a Raspberry Pi!
Product Dimensions: 16.6mm x 16.5mm x 4.0mm
Product Weight: 1.0g