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Python library for the LTR559 light and proximity

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LTR559 Proximity/Presence/Light Sensor

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Suitable for detecting proximity of an object at close range the LTR559 is great for approach detection and ambient light compensation. The range is useful to around 2cm, and this is the type of sensor you might find in a smartphone to determine if you’re holding it against your head.


Stable library from PyPi:

  • Just run sudo pip install ltr559

Latest/development library from GitHub:

  • git clone
  • cd ltr559-python
  • sudo ./


  • Breaking API change to class for CircuitPython compatibility
  • Port to new i2cdevice set/get API


  • Removed rogue print() of reset status


  • Fix PyPi readme formatting


  • Added default light-sensor options
  • Fixed bugs & linted


  • Initial Release

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