Future Electronics Adds “How to Select the Right Light Sensor for Your Application” to Video Series

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has introduced a new video. “How to Select the Right Light Sensor for Your Application” is now available on the company’s YouTube channel

Online PR News – 08-June-2013 – 6/7/2013, Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has added another how-to video to its series on selecting the best electronic components for various applications. "How to Select the Right Light Sensor for Your Application" has been launched, along with many more helpful tutorials offered through the company's YouTube channel.

A light sensor is an electronic device used to detect light. There are many different types of light sensors, each of which works in a slightly different way.

A photocell or photo resistor is a small sensor which changes its resistance when light shines on it. It is used in many consumer products to determine the intensity of light. A CCD, or charged coupled device, transports electrically charged signals and can be found in digital cameras and night-vision devices. Photomultipliers detect light and multiply it.

Devices that include light sensors( http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/sensors/light.aspx ) have several uses in scientific applications and in everyday consumer products. A light sensor may be part of a safety or security device like a garage door opener or a burglary alarm. These devices often work by shining a beam of light from one sensor to another. If this light is interrupted, the garage door won't close or the alarm will sound. Several modern electronics, including TV's, computers and wireless phones use ambient light sensors in order to automatically control the brightness of a screen in situations where light intensity is high or low. These light sensors can detect the amount of light in a room and raise or lower the brightness to a more comfortable level. Light sensors can also be used in order to automatically turn on lights outside or inside a business or a home at night. Barcode scanners also work using light sensor technology.

"How to Select the Right Light Sensor for Your Application" can be found at: http://youtu.be/QmHbSa5oe44

Many helpful videos have been recently added, with more being launched on a regular ongoing basis. For more information about light sensors, motion light sensors, light sensor switches, outdoor light sensors, ambient light sensors, outside light sensors, security light sensors, traffic light sensors, light sensor circuits, automatic light sensors, light sensor programming, and light sensor chips, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: http://www.futureelectronics.com/en/Search.aspx?dsNav=Ntk:PlainTextSearch%7cLight+Sensor%7c3%7c,Ny:True,Nea:True,N:639


Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer.

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