I have an i-Snail-VC-50 sensor with an output of 0-5V. I'd like to connect this output to the base of a BC547 transistor, which powers an LED with an external 5V power source. What I want to achieve, is that the LED lights up as soon as the sensor output voltage rises above 0V (most of the time, the output will be either 0V or within the 0-1V range).
How could I achieve this, making sure that no components get damaged if the sensors output is at its maximum (6.5V)?
I know transistors are current driven, so perhaps a voltage driven mosfet (I have some IRFZ48N'sIRFZ48N's at my disposal) would be better suited for this task?