Luminous Intensity Converter

Light is distributed in space non-uniformly. To quantify this process and measure it, a special parameter is utilized that is called luminous intensity. The Luminous Intensity calculator knows all the units that are associated with it.

Popular Unit Conversions Luminous Intensity

The most used and popular units of luminous intensity conversions are presented for quick and free access.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Luminous Intensity?

The intensity characterizes the dependence of the light flow emitted by a light source on the direction of radiation. For a small source, it is measured by the light flow emitted by it inside an angle in a given direction.

The basic unit for this characteristic is the candela. One candela corresponds to a light flow of one lumen, which is evenly distributed in an angle of one steradian. Thus, the lumen/steradian unit also exists, as well as other options such as the carcel unit or bougie decimal.

How to Calculate Luminous Intensity?

For a real source of light, when determining the intensity in any direction, the light flow is measured at a small angle and divided by it.

If the intensity of the source weakly depends on the direction, then such a calculation will also be valid for large angles. Usually, this characteristic of a light source is taken as equal in all directions. This makes calculations easier.

How to Use the Luminous Intensity Converter?

A modern Luminous Intensity Converter is always available online both in desktop and mobile versions.

What are the steps of conversion?

  • Open the dedicated page for Luminous Intensity Conversion.
  • Choose the initial and the resulting values from the given lists.
  • Type the starting number in the blank bar on the left.
  • Click the Convert button.
  • Get an error-free result instantly on the screen.

How many operations can I do?

A Light intensity conversion calculator is a free and readily available tool. There are no limits to the number of operations, as well as no need for registration.