Light Detector with NE555


This is a light detector circuit.This circuit will generate sound when light falling on CdS.

Light Detector with NE555


CdS : Cadmium sulphide or cadmium sulphide (CdS) cells rely on the material’s ability to vary its resistance according to the amount of light striking the cell. The more light that strikes the cell, the lower the resistance. Although not accurate, even a simple CdS cell can have a wide range of resistance from less than 100 Ω in bright light to in excess of 10 MΩ in darkness. Many commercially available CdS cells have a peak sensitivity in the region of 500nm – 600nm. The cells are also capable of reacting to a broad range of frequencies, including infrared (IR), visible light, and ultraviolet (UV). They are often found on street lights as automatic on/off switches. They were once even used in heat-seeking missiles to sense for targets.


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