Warsash Scientific has released PerkinElmer’s IR-BLOC family of ambient light sensors, the silicon (Si) photodiodes that come with the IR-blocking feature fully incorporated into a low-cost plastic epoxy package.
The silicon photodiodes offer a spectral response similar to the human eye and photocells making them ideal for applications where the response should only be influenced by visible light such as in street light switching, interior and exterior light control (dusk/dawn switch), automotive headlight dimmer, contrast control, colorimeters and oil burner flame monitoring.
Features and benefits:
- Visible light response with IR-blocking feature incorporated into cast epoxy
- RoHS compliant, cadmium-free alternative to photocells
- Low dark current
- Low junction capacitance
- Linear current output over illumination
- Available in a standard, flat, T-1 ¾ end-looking package