A Low Cost ALS and VLC Circuit for Solid State Lighting

  • Massimo Ruo RochEmail author
  • Maurizio Martina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 573)


Solid state lighting is nowadays widely diffused both in residential and office or industrial environment. Ambient light sensing to modulate lamp power is typical, too, but sensors inside a lamp are a challenge, due to the high flux of these sources, which easily saturates nearby light detectors. Usually, separate sensing devices must be introduced in the system, thus increasing complexity and cost. In this work, a methodology will be presented, to allow integration of a light sensing device inside a lamp, using low cost circuitry to mitigate interactions between high power LED sources and sensing photodiodes. Moreover, the same circuit allows visual light communication among sources.


LED ALS VLC IoT Sensing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica e TelecomunicazioniPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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