›› Measurement unit: kilocandela

Full name: kilocandela

Plural form: kilocandelas

Symbol: kcd

Category type: luminous intensity

Scale factor: 1000


›› SI unit: candela

The SI base unit for luminous intensity is the candela.
1 candela is equal to 0.001 kilocandela.


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›› Definition: Kilocandela

The SI prefix "kilo" represents a factor of 103, or in exponential notation, 1E3.

So 1 kilocandela = 103 candelas.

The definition of a candela is as follows:

The candela (symbol: cd) is the SI base unit of luminous intensity. It is the power emitted by a light source in a particular direction, weighted by the luminosity function. A common candle emits light with a luminous intensity of roughly one candela. The candela is officially defined as the luminous intensity of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 5401012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity of 1/683 watt per steradian.


›› Sample conversions: kilocandela

kilocandela to candlepower
kilocandela to millicandela
kilocandela to candlepower [old]
kilocandela to picocandela
kilocandela to lumen/steradian
kilocandela to pentane candle
kilocandela to candle [Germany]
kilocandela to decimal candle
kilocandela to candle [new]