Hi, I bought a light sensor but you can not use it outdoors. I want to measure LUX levels (light) out in the field.
If there is a sensor I can add to the top of a box that will measure quite accurately the LUX levels as the sun travels through the sky in a day. The problem with flat sensors is how to mount it so that the side of the box or cutout does not create a shadow over the sensor and give incorrect readings.
I would think something like an LED, which has a curved surface to collect light would work well. A LED package already has some great mountings and can be made weatherproof.