Definition of Candlepower

1. Noun. Luminous intensity measured in candelas.

Exact synonyms: Light Intensity
Generic synonyms: Intensity, Intensity Level, Strength



Definition of Candlepower

1. Noun. former measurement of brightness of a light source ¹

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Definition of Candlepower

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candlepower

candlelight vigil
candlelighted
candlelighter
candlelighters
candlelights
candlelike
candlelit
candlemaker
candlemakers
candlemaking
candlenut
candlenuts
candlepin
candlepin bowling
candlepins
candlepower (current term)
candlepower unit
candlepowers
candler
candlers
candles
candleshine
candleshines
candlesnuffer
candlesnuffers
candlestick
candlestick tulip
candlesticklike
candlesticks
candlewaster

Literary usage of Candlepower

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1905)
"In the early days of electric lighting, it was customary to speak of the ordinary open-arc lamp as giving 2000 or 1200 candlepower. The candlepower of these ..."

2. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1922)
"candlepower.—The brightness of a light source is called its luminous intensity. The luminous intensity of a body is measured in terms of the light intensity ..."

3. Illuminating Engineering Practice: Lectures on Illuminating Engineering by University of Pennsylvania, Illuminating Engineering Society (1917)
"Mean horizontal candlepower of a lamp—the average candlepower in the horizontal ... Mean hemispherical candlepower of a lamp (upper or lower)—the average ..."

4. The Gas Record (1918)
"Illuminants should be rated upon a honen basis instead of a candlepower basis. ... Mean spherical candlepower scp. \1. Mean lower hemispherical candlepower ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the American Society of (1915)
"Otherwise, it is necessary to qualify the candlepower, defining it with one or more of the following qualifications: initial candlepower, ..."

6. Storage Batteries, Incandescent Lighting, Arc Lighting, Interior Wiring by International Correspondence Schools (1908)
"spinning the lamp; but in the case of an arc lamp, the distribution is so irregular that the mean spherical candlepower must be taken. ..."

7. Interior Wiring and Systems for Electric Light and Power Sevice: A Manual of by Arthur Leroy Cook (1917)
"Artificial illuminants do not, however, give the same candlepower in all directions; thus a 100-watt tungsten lamp which may give 96 cp. in a horizontal ..."

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