name: detection of visible light
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def: "The series of events in which a visible light stimulus is received by a cell and converted into a molecular signal. A visible light stimulus is electromagnetic radiation that can be perceived visually by an organism; for organisms lacking a visual system, this can be defined as light with a wavelength within the range 380 to 780 nm." [GOC:go_curators, ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "perception of visible light" RELATED 
is_a: GO:0009583 ! detection of light stimulus
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