Color detection sensors are generally photo-electric in nature and are widely used to sense various colors and lights using voltage, brightness, or frequency. The two key color detecting sensors in the market at the moment are reflective sensing and trans-missive sensing. In reflective sensing, the sensor identifies the light colot from a surface, while trans-missive sensors use light colors that are reflected from a light source. The key purpose of light sensors is to help resolve increasingly difficult automation challenges.
The leading applications of color detection sensors include verification of stages in manufacturing processes, detection of components, detection of color marks on parts, matching colors of adhesive tape and various components, and packaging of products.
One of the leading factors driving the growth of the global color detection sensor market is the booming rate of technological advancements in these sensor types, which is creating a plethora of added applications in several industry verticals. A large number of industries require a highly accurate measure of color and light, and the ability of modern color detection sensors in differentiating between various shades and colors with high accuracy is improving the demand for them. Color detection sensors identify the color of the object by analyzing the light reflected from the surface of the object.
The global color detection sensor market is also being driven by factors such as the booming automotive industry, which is one of the leading end users of color detection sensors, as well as the growing scope of use of color detection sensors in textile and chemicals, hardware, food and beverage, petrochemicals, and packaging. The market is also being augmented by the growing use of lustrous and metallic paints that require high quality color detection sensors for a more accurate measurement.
On the basis of products, the global color detection sensor market can be segmented into color sensing, RGB sensor, luminescence sensor, print mark sensor, brightness sensor, and contrast sensor. The key application segments of color detection sensors include consumer and commercial printing, lighting and digital signage, health and wellness, gas and fluid analysis and industrial automation.