Colour & Light Sensors

Colour sensors measure exactly the colour of a surface by casting light onto an object and calculating the reflected radiation. There are many challenges to these types of sensors, such as the reflectivity of the surface on which a colour is being measured influencing the measurement itself.
Colour Sensor Applications
Colour sensors have a wide variety of different applications. They are commonly used in manufacturing processes when colour consistency of products needs to be assured, such as printing, packaging, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. They can also be utilized in very sophisticated applications, for instance, in various astronomy applications to measure the colour of stars and other astronomical objects, which allows scientists to determine a great deal about the nature of the objects being observed.

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Description Price Sensor Type Peak Wavelength Array Size Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Power Dissipation Dimensions Height Interface Length Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Supply Voltage
RS Stock No. 785-7737
Mfr. Part No.TCS34715FN
Brandams
$5.15
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Light to Serial 625 nm 4 x 4 Surface Mount FN 6 - 2 x 2.4 x 0.65mm 0.65mm I2C 2mm 3.3 V +70 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 170-0910
Mfr. Part No.TCS37725FN
Brandams
$4.044
Each (On a Reel of 3500)
units
Light to Serial 615 nm 1 x 4, 3 x 4 Surface Mount FN 6 - 2 x 2.4 x 0.65mm 0.65mm I2C 2mm 3.6 V +70 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 785-7749
Mfr. Part No.TCS37725FN
Brandams
$6.48
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Light to Serial 615 nm 1 x 4, 3 x 4 Surface Mount FN 6 - 2 x 2.4 x 0.65mm 0.65mm I2C 2mm 3.6 V +70 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 704-4546
Mfr. Part No.ISL29023IROZ-T7
$5.54
Each
units
Light - - Surface Mount ODFN EP 6 - 2 x 2.1 x 0.7mm 0.7mm - 2mm - +85 °C -
RS Stock No. 165-2419
Mfr. Part No.VEML6070
BrandVishay
$1.694
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Solar UV Light Intensity to Digital Data 355 nm - Surface Mount OPLGA 6 - 2.35 x 1.8 x 1mm 1mm I2C 2.35mm 5.5 V +85 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 169-8340
Mfr. Part No.ISL29023IROZ-T7
BrandIntersil
$2.189
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Light - - Surface Mount ODFN EP 6 - 2 x 2.1 x 0.7mm 0.7mm - 2mm - +85 °C -
RS Stock No. 122-6789
Mfr. Part No.VEML6070
BrandVishay
$2.692
Each (On a Tape of 5)
units
Solar UV Light Intensity to Digital Data 355 nm - Surface Mount OPLGA 6 - 2.35 x 1.8 x 1mm 1mm I2C 2.35mm 5.5 V +85 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 102-4173
Mfr. Part No.TCS34725FN
Brandams
$5.544
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- - - Surface Mount DFN - - 2 x 2.4 x 0.65mm 0.65mm - 2mm - - -
RS Stock No. 122-6788
Mfr. Part No.VEML6040A3OG
BrandVishay
$2.607
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Ambient Light Spectralsensitivity to Real Human Eye Responses 450 (Blue) nm, 550 (Green) nm, 650 (Red) nm - Surface Mount OPLGA 4 - 2 x 1.25 x 1mm 1mm I2C 2mm 3.6 V +85 °C 2.5 V
RS Stock No. 170-0784
Mfr. Part No.TCS3200D
Brandams
$4.797
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
units
Colour Light to Frequency 470 nm, 524 nm, 640 nm 8 x 8 Surface Mount SOIC 8 - 5 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm - 5mm 5.5 V +85 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 178-4881
Mfr. Part No.RE46C165E16F
BrandMicrochip
$1.837
Each (In a Tube of 30)
units
CMOS Ionization - - Through Hole PDIP 16 - 19.69 x 7.11 x 4.95mm 4.95mm - 19.69mm 12 V +75 °C 6 V
RS Stock No. 170-0761
Mfr. Part No.TCS34725FN
Brandams
$3.509
Each (On a Reel of 3500)
units
- - - Surface Mount DFN - - 2 x 2.4 x 0.65mm 0.65mm - 2mm - - -
RS Stock No. 642-4339
Mfr. Part No.TCS3200D
Brandams
$9.79
Each
units
Colour Light to Frequency 470 nm, 524 nm, 640 nm 8 x 8 Surface Mount SOIC 8 - 5 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm - 5mm 5.5 V +85 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 165-2576
Mfr. Part No.VEML6040A3OG
BrandVishay
$1.562
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Ambient Light Spectralsensitivity to Real Human Eye Responses 450 (Blue) nm, 550 (Green) nm, 650 (Red) nm - Surface Mount OPLGA 4 - 2 x 1.25 x 1mm 1mm I2C 2mm 3.6 V +85 °C 2.5 V
RS Stock No. 738-6152
Mfr. Part No.RE46C165E16F
BrandMicrochip
$2.575
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
CMOS Ionization - - Through Hole PDIP 16 - 19.69 x 7.11 x 4.95mm 4.95mm - 19.69mm 12 V +75 °C 6 V
RS Stock No. 188-6593
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9253-001
BrandBroadcom
$2.53
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Ambient Light 470 (Blue) nm, 550 (Green) nm, 610 (Red) nm - Surface Mount ODFN 6 - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.6mm 0.6mm I2C 1.7mm 3.6 V +85 °C 1.7 V
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RS Stock No. 200-9485
Mfr. Part No.AS73211-AQFM
Brandams
$29.78
Each
units
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RS Stock No. 188-6474
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9253-001
BrandBroadcom
$1.627
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
Ambient Light 470 (Blue) nm, 550 (Green) nm, 610 (Red) nm - Surface Mount ODFN 6 - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.6mm 0.6mm I2C 1.7mm 3.6 V +85 °C 1.7 V
RS Stock No. 169-5795
Mfr. Part No.VEML6075
BrandVishay
$5.133
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
- 330 nm, 365 nm - Surface Mount OPLGA 4 - 2 x 1.25 x 1mm 1mm I2C 2mm 3.6 V +85 °C 1.7 V
RS Stock No. 146-7692
Mfr. Part No.BH1726NUC-E2
BrandROHM
$3.62
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Ambient Light - - Surface Mount WSON 8 - 2 x 2.1 x 0.58mm 0.58mm I2C, INT 2mm 3.6 V +85 °C 2.3 V