ambient light sensor


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ambient light sensor

A device that detects the amount of light in the vicinity. An ambient light sensor may be built into a smartphone or tablet to adjust the screen brightness based on the available light. See ambient lighting.
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All of those sensors serve their own purpose to help the device function-the accelerometer is essential for fitness tracking and the ambient light sensor can adjust a screen's brightness to preserve battery, for instance-but also can collect potentially revealing information from the device's user.
com)-- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, promotes Vishay's VCNL4040 Series of proximity and ambient light sensors.
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Such a mobile device has an ambient light sensor, which adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen in response to the brightness of the surroundings so that users can better see the LCD screen.
The lack of an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the screen's brightness is a letdown.
The SFH 5712 is a low-voltage digital ambient light sensor that converts light intensity to digital signal output capable of direct [I.
It includes a number of green features that earned it EPEAT Gold certification, including one-touch Eco Mode activation and an ambient light sensor for reducing power consumption, a carbon footprint meter, and components that contain 50 percent less mercury than similar monitors.
All of the tried-and-tested eco features on the MultiSync EA series, such as the Ambient Light Sensor for optimum screen brightness at all times, or the NEC One Touch Eco Button, round off the overall eco-package perfectly and guarantee excellent cost-effectiveness thanks to extremely low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)," explained Ian Gobey, the General Manager of NEC Display Solutions, Middle East.
Depending on the model, features may include a device status indicator including off-wrist detection with real-time feedback on the display, time and date indicators, seven data channels, large memory, a backlit display, an ambient light sensor, white light illuminance and color light recording.
The new MacBook Pro features an illuminated keyboard for dimly lit environments and a built-in ambient light sensor, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the keys as well as the brightness of the display for optimal visibility.
An ambient light sensor can tell how bright an area is and adjusts the device's brightness to save power accordingly.
There are more than 100 LEDs throughout the Aviators interior, plus an ambient light sensor that determines whether it's necessary to illuminate them or not, and at what intensity.
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