Definition of Footcandle

1. Noun. A unit of illuminance on a surface that is everywhere 1 foot from a point source of 1 candle.

Generic synonyms: Illumination Unit



Medical Definition of Footcandle

1. Illumination or brightness equivalent to 1 lumen per square foot; replaced in the SI system by the candela. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Footcandle

footbath
footbaths
footbed
footbeds
footbinding
footboard
footboards
footbone
footbones
footboy
footboys
footbrake
footbreadth
footbridge
footbridges
footcandle (current term)
footcare
footcloth
footcloths
footdragger
footdraggers
footdragging
footdraggings
footed
footedness
footer
footered
footering
footers
footfall

Literary usage of Footcandle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Energy Efficient Standards for Residential and Non-Residential Buildings (1993) (1993)
"Have provided by the manufacturer step-by-step instructions for installation and start-up calibration to design footcandle levels. ..."

2. Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential & Nonresidential Buildings by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Have provided by the manufacturer step-by-step instructions for installation and start-up calibration to design footcandle levels. ..."

3. Alternative Farming Systems by K. Schnieder (1994)
"24000+ 1 One lumen on an area of 1 square foot is equivalent to one footcandle. Lumens per watt can be thought of as analogous to miles per gallon for ..."

4. Light's Labour's Lost: Policies for Energy-Efficient Lighting by Paul Waide, International Energy Agency, Satoshi Tanishima (2006)
"... longer (visible) wavelength. flux: see "luminous flux". footcandle (fc): the unit of illuminance when the foot (30 cm) is taken as the unit of length. ..."

5. HVAC and Chemical Resistance Handbook for the Engineer and Architect: A ...by Tom Arimes by Tom Arimes (1994)
"... we find that the footcandle line at that point is the .18 fc curve. This is the contribution from one luminaire and should be summed with other ..."

6. The Well-Being of Video Display Terminal Users: An Exploratory Study by Mark S Gottlieb, Steven L Sauter, Vernon M Dodson, Kathryn M Rohrer (1999)
"The unit of measurement for illuminance was the "footcandle." The unit of measurement, for all luminance determinations was the "foot-Lambert. ..."

7. High Performance Building Guidelines edited by Andrea Woodner (1999)
"Where appropriate, install lumen maintenance controls to ensure that no more than the required footcandle levels are delivered to the space. ..."

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