Miniature Surface Mount Ambient Light Photo Sensor

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The APDS-9005 is a low cost analog output ambient light photo sensor in a miniature chipLED lead free surface mount package. It consist of a photo sensor, whose spectral response is close to the CIE standard photopic observer.  It is ideal for applicationsin which the measurement of ambient light is used to control displays backlighting.


  • Spectral responsivity close to that of human eye
  • Miniature ChipLED leadfree surface mount package
    0.55 X 1.60 X 1.50 (H X W X D mm)
  • Low sensitivity variation across various light sources
  • Recommended temperature performance -40°C to 85°C
  • Vcc supply 1.8 to 5.5V
  • Lead-free package, RoHS compliance
  • Output linearity across wide illumination


  • Detection of ambient light to control display backlighting
    - Mobile devices : Mobile phones, PDAs etc.
    - Computing devices: Notebooks, Webpads etc.
    - Consumer devices : TVs, video cameras, digital still cameras etc.
  • Automatic residential and commercial lighting management
  • Electronic signs and signals

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Size (mm) 1.60 (W) x 1.50 (D) x 0.55 (H)
Package 6 pin – ChipLED
Supply Voltage (V) 1.8 - 5.5
Operating Temperature Range
Typical Output Current @ 100 Lux (uA) 40
Peak Sensitive Wavelength (nm) 500


Miniature Surface-Mount Ambient Light Photo Sensor