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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.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support (Yes) 22.0 (22.0)[1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support ? 15.0 (15.0)[1] No support No support No support

[1] The devicelight event is implemented and by preference enabled by default in Firefox Mobile for Android (15.0) and in Firefox OS (B2G). Starting with Gecko 22.0 (Firefox 22.0 / Thunderbird 22.0 / SeaMonkey 2.19), a desktop implementation for Mac OS X is also available. Support for Windows 7 is in progress (see bug 754199).

See also

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