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The AmbientLightSensorReading interface of the the Ambient Light Sensor API returns an interface for reading the current light level.


Creates a new AmbientLightSensorReading object.


Returns the current light level.


// TBD
Specification Status Comment
Ambient Light Sensor
The definition of 'AmbientLightSensorReading' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser Compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 54.0 ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 54.0 ? ? ? ? ? 54.0

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