Convert candela to gigacandela

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How many candela in 1 gigacandela? The answer is 1000000000. We assume you are converting between candela and gigacandela. You can view more details on each measurement unit: candela or gigacandela The SI base unit for luminous intensity is the candela. 1 candela is equal to 1.0E-9 gigacandela. Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results. Use this page to learn how to convert between candelas and gigacandelas. Type in your own numbers in the form to convert the units!

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Definition: Candela

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 540×1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity of 1/683 watt per steradian.

Definition: Gigacandela

The SI prefix "giga" represents a factor of 109, or in exponential notation, 1E9.

So 1 gigacandela = 109 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 540×1012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity of 1/683 watt per steradian.

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