Specifies an event listener to receive devicelight events. These events occur when the device's light level sensor detects a change in the intensity of the ambient light level.

Syntax

window.ondevicelight = funcRef

Where funcRef is a function to be called when the devicelight event occurs. These events are of type DeviceLightEvent.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Ambient Light Sensor
The definition of 'Ambient Light Events' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome No support NoEdge Full support YesFirefox No support 22 — 60IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 15Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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