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Renesas' light and optical sensors are best in class for ultra low light sensitivity, low power consumption, ideal spectral response, and easy to use simple output algorithms. We offer a full suite of optical sensors to suit your application requirements and budget.

Ambient Light and Proximity Sensors

As electronics seamlessly weave their way into our lives, sensors play an increasingly important role. Light sensors are one of the simplest and cheapest, allowing their inclusion in multitudes of consumer products from nightlights to cameras. Renesas offers a wide variety of ambient lights sensors (ALS) and proximity sensors for a variety of applications such as color balancing, management and correction in consumer devices and time-of-flight (ToF) signal processing.

Eye Safety Calculator

You can use the eye-safety calculator to determine eye-safety exposure limits when using IR-LEDs with Renesas' proximity products.