TSL2561 Ambient Light Sensor

The tsl2561 sensor platform allows you to use your TSL2561 (datasheet, Adafruit) ambient light sensor with esphomelib. The I²C is required to be set up in your configuration for this sensor to work.

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TSL2561 Ambient Light Sensor.

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# Example configuration entry
sensor:
  - platform: tsl2561
    name: "TSL2561 Ambient Light"
    address: 0x39
    update_interval: 15s

Configuration variables:

  • name (Required, string): The name for the sensor.
  • address (Optional, int): Manually specify the i^2c address of the sensor. Defaults to 0x39.
  • integration_time (Optional, Time): The time the sensor will take for each measurement. Longer means more accurate values. One of 14ms, 101ms, 402ms. Defaults to 402ms.
  • gain (Optional, string): The gain of the sensor. Higher values are better in low-light conditions. One of 1x and 16x. Defaults to 1x.
  • is_cs_package (Optional, boolean): The “CS” package of this sensor has a slightly different formula for calculating the illuminance in lx. Set this to true if you’re working with a CS package. Defaults to false.
  • update_interval (Optional, Time): The interval to check the sensor. Defaults to 15s. See update_interval gotchas.
  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.
  • All other options from Sensor and MQTT Component.