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foot-candle

[foo t-kan-dl] /ˈfʊtˈkæn dl/
noun, Optics.
1.
a unit of illuminance or illumination, equivalent to the illumination produced by a source of one candle at a distance of one foot and equal to one lumen incident per square foot.
Abbreviation: FC.
Also, footcandle.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Where specified, sensors shall offer daylighting foot-candle adjustment control and be able to accommodate dual level lighting.
British Dictionary definitions for foot-candle

foot-candle

noun
1.
a former unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square foot or 10.764 lux
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foot-candle in Medicine

foot-candle n.
A unit of measure of the intensity of light falling on a surface equal to 1 lumen per square foot. It has been replaced in the International System by the candela (1 lumen per square meter).

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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