VEML6075 ultraviolet light sensor and Arduino example

The VEML6075 senses UVA and UVB light and incorporates photodiode, amplifiers, and analog / digital circuits into a single chip using a CMOS process. When the UV sensor is applied, it is able to detect UVA and UVB intensity to provide a measure of the signal strength as well as allowing for UVI measurement.

The VEML6075 provides excellent temperature compensation capability for keeping the output stable under changing temperature. VEML6075’s functionality is easily operated via the simple command format of I2C (SMBus compatible) interface protocol. VEML6075’s operating voltage ranges from 1.7 V to 3.6 V.


Shopping List


Amount Part Type
1 VEML6075
1 UNO R3 CH340G/ATmega328P, compatible for Arduino UNO



Arduino VEML6075
5v Vcc
Gnd Gnd




Again we use a library  –


#include <VEML6075.h>
VEML6075 UV;
void setup()
Serial.begin(38400); //Begin Serial
UV.begin(); //Begin the UV module
void loop()
Serial.print("UVA = ");
Serial.print(UV.GetUVA()); //Get compensated UVA value
Serial.print(" UVB = ");
Serial.println(UV.GetUVB()); //Get compensated UVB value





Open the serial monitor – this is what I saw

UVA = 0.00 UVB = 3.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 0.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 1.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 2.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 1.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 3.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 1.00
UVA = 0.00 UVB = 1.00



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