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USB LED Strip with Light Sensor

SKU 4329
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£2.69 inc VAT
£2.24 ex VAT

The Kitronik LED strip with a sensor has been specifically designed for use in custom enclosures for low-power lighting. The onboard sensor makes it the perfect choice for a night light or desk illumination that comes on when the ambient light levels drop. If desired, the sensor can be bypassed with a flick of a switch for continuous lighting.

The power requirements of the board fall within the supply rating of a computer USB port (under 100mA), it needs 5V via a micro-B USB connector. The PCB is approx. 50mm long, 10mm wide, and has a mounting hole at one end. The board features 5 bright LEDs (Luminous Intensity ~8000mCd), a micro-USB power input, a phototransistor, and a three-way switch.

The side-mounted slide switch has three positions: On, Off and Sense. The On and Off positions directly turn on/off the LEDs, whereas the Sense position makes use of the end-mounted phototransistor to turn the LEDs on when the darkness threshold has been reached.

A clear gap has been left between the phototransistor and the rest of the components to allow a barrier to be placed between them in an enclosure design, ensuring no light from the LEDs can affect the sensor.

Please Note:

  • Micro USB Cable not included.
  • Specifically designed for low-power lighting projects.
  • The board features a light sensor, ideal for designing enclosures for night lights.
  • Control comes via a side-mounted 3-position switch.
    • Position 1 = On.
    • Position 2 = Off.
    • Position 3 = Sense.
  • The board can be powered via a computer USB port.
  • The PCB features 5 LEDs (Luminous Intensity ~8000mCd) and a single mounting hole.
  • Dimensions: 50mm x 10mm x 4.5mm