illuminance

[ih-loo-muh-nuhns]
noun Optics.
illumination ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1940–45; illumin(ate) + -ance

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illuminance (ɪˈluːmɪnəns)
 
n
Compare irradiance Ev, Sometimes called: illumination the luminous flux incident on unit area of a surface. It is measured in lux

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illuminance   (ĭ-l'mə-nəns)  Pronunciation Key 
The luminous flux per unit area at any point on a surface exposed to incident light. It is measured in luxes. Also called illumination.
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Illuminance alone does not consider the disabling glare that reduces visibility for the driver.
Different illuminance levels are required for different applications.
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