›› Measurement unit: candela

Full name: candela

Plural form: candelas

Symbol: cd

Category type: luminous intensity

Scale factor: 1


›› SI unit: candela

The SI base unit for luminous intensity is the candela.


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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 5401012 hertz and that has a radiant intensity of 1/683 watt per steradian.


›› Sample conversions: candela

candela to megacandela
candela to microcandela
candela to candlepower
candela to pentane candle
candela to candle [new]
candela to bougie decimal
candela to candlepower [old]
candela to decimal candle
candela to candle [Germany]
candela to petacandela