ML8511 UV Sensor Hookup Guide

Contributors: Nate
Favorited Favorite 3


ML8511 UV Breakout Board

The ML8511 sensor breakout is an easy to use ultraviolet light sensor. The MP8511 UV Sensor outputs an analog signal in relation to the amount of UV light it detects. This can be handy in creating devices that warn the user of sunburn or detect the UV index as it relates to weather conditions.

This sensor detects 280-390nm light most effectively. This is categorized as part of the UVB (burning rays) spectrum and most of the UVA (tanning rays) spectrum.

Suggested Reading

This sensor is so easy to use, there are very few tutorials that you may want to read before reading this tutorial:

There's lots of good UV radiation reading out there as well: