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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 LTR-559 is great for approach detection and ambient light compensation. The range is useful to around 5cm, 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 pip3 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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