BH1750FVI Digital Light Sensor


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The BH1750 is an easy to use 16-bit Ambient Light Sensor. This version of the sensor is a little more rugged, and ideal for applications where the sensor may need some protection or a more “finished” look.


SKU: SEN-163 Mfg Part Number: BH1750 Category: Tags: ,


This BH1750 16-bit Ambient Light Sensor differs from other versions as it is contained within a sensor dome, giving it a much more “finished” look. The sensor provides 16-bit light measurements in lux, the SI unit for measuring light, making it easy to compare against other values like references and measurements from other sensors.

The BH1750 can measure from 0 to 65K+ lux and is ideal for any project needing to understand ambient lighting. It could be used to determine the brightness of displays, whether or not outdoor lights should be on, or where your solar powered robot should rest to recharge – the possibilities are endless!

This version of the sensor is enclosed, and while the cover isn’t weather resistant out of the box, it could be sealed in conjunction with a weatherproof enclosure to use outdoors without too much difficulty. For situations where the sensor is mounted permanently, the 20cm cable with keyed connectors makes it easy to disconnect.

This sensor can use 3.3V or 5V logic and connects using I2C. By default it is found at address 0x23. If the ADDR pin is connected to 0.7V or higher (up to VCC) the address can be changed to 0x5C. The housing measures 28.3mm in diameter with a total height of 27.5mm (including the connector).


  • Measure from 0 to 65K+ lux
  • No Soldering Required

Package Contents

  • 1 x BH1750 Light Sensor
  • 1 x 20cm Breakout cable

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  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: N/A
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Beginner

  Product Certifications

  Product Attributes

Weight: 10 g
Shipping Dimensions: 97 × 64 × 20 mm


Cable Length:




I2C Address:

0x23, 0x5C

Input Voltage:

3 – 5VDC

Logic Voltage:

3.3V, 5.0V





  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is returnable Within 14 Days of delivery for a store credit. Item must be unopened, unused, and in re-saleable condition.

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