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It says it is an ambient light sensor, but is it a phototransistor? Something else? It has Vcc and Vout pins. Bonus points if you include a data sheet.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah you'll want to go to digikey where you can actually see the datasheet for what you are buying. Radioshack used to just mix up a bunch of random crap (PNP transistors - great thanks) for people that have way too much time on their hands. Digikey or mouser is the way to go \$\endgroup\$ – cowboydan Aug 20 '15 at 2:31
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Maybe this one?

ALS-PDT243-3C/L451 Ambient Light Sensor 5mm T-1

The ALS-PDT243-3C/L451 is an ambient light sensor using a photo transistor in a DIP package.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Close enough, so I accept it \$\endgroup\$ – Alexander M Aug 20 '15 at 20:09
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It's a phototransistor. Here's a link to it (5-pack): http://comingsoon.radioshack.com/radioshack-5mm-ambient-light-sensor-5-pack/2760326.html

No datasheet though.

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    \$\begingroup\$ ... which brings us to the cardinal rule: No datasheet ⇒ No sale \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Aug 20 '15 at 1:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ What, Lower dark current: 0.1uA isn't good enough for you? ;) \$\endgroup\$ – DigitalNinja Aug 20 '15 at 16:39

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