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Mini Photocell

by SparkFun
Price: $2.95



Product Description
This is a very small light sensor. A photocell changes (also called a photodetector, CdS or photoconductive cell) resistance depending on the amount of light it is exposed to. These little sensors make great ambient light triggers (when light in the room turns on, do something) and for interesting projects with your Raspberry Pi!

Light resistance : ~1k Ohm
Dark resistance : ~10k Ohm
Max voltage : 150V
Max power: 100mW* 2 x 4 x 5mm
4mm between pins
31mm lead length