empowering creative people

Sensors > Light & Imaging

Flora Lux Sensor - TSL2561 Light Sensor - v1.0

SKU: ADA1246

$11.84 AUD, inc GST

More Views

Flora Lux Sensor - TSL2561 Light Sensor - v1.0
11.84 AUD

SKU: ADA1246

$11.84 AUD, inc GST
100 units ship in 4 to 6 days (delivered by Mon, 19th of Dec)
Shipping Offer
OR

Add light-reactive sensing to your wearable Flora project with this high precision Lux sensor. The TSL2561 luminosity sensor is an advanced digital light sensor, ideal for use in a wide range of light situations. Compared to low cost CdS cells, this sensor is more precise, allowing for exact lux calculations and can be configured for different gain/timing ranges to detect light ranges from up to 0.1 - 40,000+ Lux on the fly. The best part of this sensor is that it contains both infrared and full spectrum diodes! That means you can separately measure infrared, full-spectrum or human-visible light. Most sensors can only detect one or the other, which does not accurately represent what human eyes see (since Adafruit cannot perceive the IR light that is detected by most photo diodes) 

The sensor has a digital (I2C) interface. Attaching it to the flora is simple: line up the sensor so its adjacent to the SDA/SCL pins and sew conductive thread from the 3V, SDA, SCL and GND pins. They line up perfectly so you will not have any crossed lines. You can only connect one lux sensor to your Flora, but you can connect other I2C sensors/outputs by using the set of SCL/SDA pins on the opposite side. The current draw is extremely low, about 0.5mA when actively sensing, and less than 15 uA when in powerdown mode. 

Check out Adafruit's Flora Lux Sensor tutorial, the conventional TSL2561 tutorial, and you can use Adafruit's Arduino library-- the example and library code will work 'out of the box' with Flora.

Technical Details

  • 0.55"/14mm diameter, 0.07"/1.8mm thick
  • Approximates Human eye Response
  • Precisely Measures Illuminance in Diverse Lighting Conditions
  • Temperature range: -30 to 80 *C
  • Dynamic range (Lux): 0.1 to 40,000 Lux
  • Voltage range: 2.7-3.6V

This product is listed in:

Documentation and Resources:

Product Comments

Documentation and Resources:

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (no pickups sorry!):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Please checkout our customer service page if you have other frequently asked questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.