The GY-8511 Module uses the ML8511 UV sensor which is an easy to use ultraviolet light sensor.
The MP8511 UV sensor works by outputing an analog signal in relation to the amount of UV light that’s detected.
This breakout can be very handy in creating devices that warn the user of sunburn or detect the UV index as it relates to weather conditions.
The sensor detects 280-390nm light most effectively which is categorised as part of the UVB (burning rays) spectrum and most of the UVA (tanning rays) spectrum.
It outputs a analog voltage that is linearly related to the measured UV intensity (mW/cm2).
If your microcontroller can do an analog to digital signal conversion then you can detect the level of UV!
- Voltage : 5v
- Output : Analogue
- Detector : Optical
- UV wavelength range : 280-390nm
- Size : 14mm x 12mm