VEML6075 ultraviolet (UV) light sensor and ESP32

The VEML6075 senses UVA and UVB light and incorporates photodiode, amplifiers, and analog / digital circuits into a single chip using a CMOS process. When the UV sensor is applied, it is able to detect UVA and UVB intensity to provide a measure of the signal strength as well as allowing for UVI measurement.

The VEML6075 provides excellent temperature compensation capability for keeping the output stable under changing temperature. VEML6075’s functionality is easily operated via the simple command format of I2C (SMBus compatible) interface protocol. VEML6075’s operating voltage ranges from 1.7 V to 3.6 V.

 

Shopping List

Amount Part Type
1 VEML6075
1 Wemos Lolin 32

 

Schematics/Layout

 

esp32 and VEML6075
esp32 and VEML6075

Code

Again we use a library and again its an adafruit one – https://github.com/NorthernWidget/VEML6075

[codesyntax lang=”cpp”]

#include <VEML6075.h>

VEML6075 UV;

void setup()
{
Serial.begin(38400); //Begin Serial
UV.begin(); //Begin the UV module

}

void loop()
{
Serial.print(“UVA = “);
Serial.print(UV.GetUVA()); //Get compensated UVA value
Serial.print(” UVB = “);
Serial.println(UV.GetUVB()); //Get compensated UVB value
delay(1000);
}

[/cpp]

 

Output

Open the serial monitor – this is what I saw but I tested this indoors

UVA = 0.00 UVB = 3.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 0.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 0.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 2.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 2.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 3.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 2.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 2.00

Links

https://www.vishay.com/docs/84304/veml6075.pdf

I2C Interface 3.3V Board Based on VEML6075 UVA UVB Light Sensor Module