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light meter

noun
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for light meter
  • And it's got a light meter on it so it's measuring a profile of light penetration as it goes down.
  • At one side of the sphere is a light meter which measures the light output of the lamp.
  • It is measured using a standard light meter employed for incident light measurement.
  • Use a hand held light meter to measure the amount of light available in work areas.
  • Uses portable light meter to measure and set light levels.
  • If one is clever, one can use the light meter in a camera to get a rough estimate.
British Dictionary definitions for light meter

light meter

noun
1.
another name for exposure meter
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Encyclopedia Article for light meter

exposure meter

photographic auxiliary device that measures the intensity of light and indicates proper exposure (i.e., the combination of aperture and shutter speed) for film of a specific sensitivity. Modern instruments are of two basic types: the self-generating, or photovoltaic, and the variable resistance, or photoconductive

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