Can be used for detecting dusk/dawn or interior light levels. Typically used to trigger an event, like switch a light on/off or opening closing automatic blinds or switching anything on off.
The device transmits a value between 0 (dark) and 32,000 (light) and all light levels in between.
The sensor is pre-configured to transmit a light reading every 5 minutes. The device sleeps in between transmission in order to save battery power and is awoken every 5 minutes by an internal timer. This allows the device to be used for around 1 year on a single coin cell battery. The transmission interval can be configured between 1 minute and 999 minutes. If powered externally then the device can operate in a fully awake mode and luminescence readings can be requested from the sensor in a request/reply fashion.