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DIGITAL LIGHT INTENSITY SENSOR

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/PSB/13/001/V1.0

Digital Light Intensity Sensor


Light Dependent Resistor (LDR), suitable for use in projects which require a device or circuit to be automatically switched on or off in darkness or light. As the amount of light falling on this LDR increases, its resistance decreases. The light detector itself is just 5mm in diameter. Module triple output mode, digital outputs simple, analog output more accurate, serial output with exact readings.

Features
Wide spectral response. Low cost. Wide ambient temperature range. Module triple output mode, digital output is simple, analog output more accurate, serial output with exact readings.

Applications
Ambient light sensing Proximity sensing

Specifications
Parameter Operating Voltage Light intensity Value +5v dc regulated Digital value is indicated by out pin

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DIGITAL LIGHT INTENSITY SENSOR

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/PSB/13/001/V1.0

Pin Details
Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name out +5v gnd rx tx gnd Details Active high output Power supply Power supply gnd receiver transmitter Power supply gnd

Using The Sensor


Connect +5v to pin 2 and ground to pin 5 and 6. Pin 4 and 5 should be connected to particular transmitter and receiver pin of controller. Output pin may be connected to any port pins and can be used to any application.

Working
An LDR and a normal resistor are wired in series across a voltage, as shown in the circuit below. Depending on which is tied to the 5V and which to 0V, the voltage at the point between them, call it the sensor node, will either rise or fall with increasing light. If the LDR is the component tied directly to the 5V, the sensor node will increase in voltage with increasing light The LDR's resistance can reach 10 k ohms in dark conditions and about 100 ohms in full brightness. The circuit used for sensing light in our system uses a 10 k fixed resistor which is tied to +5V. Hence the voltage value in this case decreases with increase in light intensity.

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DIGITAL LIGHT INTENSITY SENSOR

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/PSB/13/001/V1.0

The sensor node voltage is compared with the threshold voltages for different levels of light intensity corresponding to the four conditionsthe

Optimum, dim, dark and night. The resistance RL and light

relationship Lux for a

between

intensity

typical LDR is:

RL = 500 / Lux k

(3.1)

With the LDR connected to 5V through a 10K resistor, the output voltage of the LDR is: Vo = 5*RL / (RL+10) (3.2)

In order to increase the sensitivity of the sensor we must reduce the value of the fixed resistor in series with the sensor. This may be done by putting other resistors in parallel with it.

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DIGITAL LIGHT INTENSITY SENSOR

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/PSB/13/001/V1.0

Sample Application: In this application depending upon intensity of light a


lamp is on or off.

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DIGITAL LIGHT INTENSITY SENSOR

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/PSB/13/001/V1.0

/* * Project name: LIGHT sensor * Copyright (c) Researchdesignlab.com * Description:

void main() { LAMP=0; DELAY(); while(1) { if(LDR==1)

* Test configuration: MCU: Dev.Board: Oscillator: Software: AT89S52 8051 11.0592 MHz Keil uVision3 LAMP=1; DELAY(); } else

{ */ #include<reg51.h> sbit LDR=P1^0; sbit LAMP=P2^0; } } LAMP=0;

void DELAY() { //delay of 3ms

unsigned int X=800000; while(X--); }

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DIGITAL LIGHT INTENSITY SENSOR

An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company Order Code RDL/PSB/13/001/V1.0

Board Dimensions
40.64mm

25.4mm

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