We have 152 units of the Photo cell (CdS photoresistor) in stock at our Sydney warehouse.
Photo cell (CdS photoresistor)
We can get a further 100 units from Adafruit Australia.
If you order today we can dispatch this stock between Thursday, Mar 28 and Tuesday, Apr 02 2019.
Adafruit's Description of the Photo cell (CdS photoresistor)
CdS cells are little light sensors. As the squiggly face is exposed to more light, the resistance goes down. When its light, the resistance is about 5-10KΩ, when dark it goes up to 200KΩ.
To use, connect one side of the photo cell (either one, its symmetric) to power (for example 5V) and the other side to your microcontroller's analog input pin. Then connect a 10K pull-down resistor from that analog pin to ground. The voltage on the pin will be 2.5V or higher when its light out and near ground when its dark.
CdS photocells are not RoHS compliant, so if you need something equivalent but RoHS compiant, check out the photo transistor.
For a full tutorial with wiring diagrams, code examples and project ideas, please read the photocell tutorial page!