Light sensors are electronic devices that indicate the intensity of daylight or artificial light. They convert light energy to an electrical signal output.
Light sensors have several uses in industrial and everyday consumer applications. For example, they can detect the amount of light in a room and raise / lower the blinds or switch on / off the lights automatically to improve the comfort level in a room. They can also be used in order to automatically turn on lights outside or inside a business or a home at night.
Light sensor information can also be provided on assets, delivered by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons.
Light sensors can be used in a vast range of applications. Here are some examples:
In offices or smart homes, lighting can be controlled by actual daylight/sunlight instead of timers, schedules or Internet-based weather reports. Software solution used: Geo-Based ProcessesSensors used: light sensor, Bluetooth Low EnergyExample of use: Condition-Capturing Sensor Functions in Office Buildings
The use of light sensors ensures optimal plant growth in a greenhouse or laboratory by creating constant light conditions. Software solution used: Geo-Based ProcessesSensors used: light sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy