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Luminance Conversion Table

E notation is an alternative format of the scientific notation 10x.
For example: 103 = E+3.
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Conversion Table: Luminance
Unit NameRelation to candela/square meter [cd/m2]
candela/square foot [cd/ft2]10.7639104167097 [cd/m2]
candela/square meter [cd/m2]1 [cd/m2]
candela/square millimeter 1E+6 [cd/m2]
candela/square centimeter 10000 [cd/m2]
candela/square kilometer 1E-6 [cd/m2]
candle/square foot [cd/ft2][international]10.7639104167097 [cd/m2]
candle/square meter [cd/m2][international]1 [cd/m2]
candle/square millimeter 1E+6 [cd/m2]
candle/square centimeter 10000 [cd/m2]
candle/square kilometer 1E-6 [cd/m2]
lambert [L]3183.09886183791 [cd/m2]
lumen/(square foot steradian) [lm/ft2 sr]10.7639104167097 [cd/m2]
lumen/(square meter steradian) [lm/m2 sr]1 [cd/m2]
lumen/(square millimeter steradian) 1E+6 [cd/m2]
lumen/(square centimeter steradian) 10000 [cd/m2]
lumen/(square kilometer steradian) 1E-6 [cd/m2]

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The SI Unit of Luminance


Luminance is a photometric measure of the luminous intensity per unit area of light travelling in a given direction. It describes the amount of light that passes through or is emitted from a particular area, and falls within a given solid angle.

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