foot-candle

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foot-candle

A measure of light intensity. One foot-candle is the illumination measured on a surface one foot from the source of one candle. Many worker-safety regulations specify the minimum foot-candles of light required in work areas.Zoning variances for commercial properties near residential areas might place a restriction on the maximum foot-candles of lighting after a certain hour at night.

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"We couldn't maintain the foot candles we wanted at desktop level," explains Kane.
A good rule of thumb is to have a minimum of three or four average foot candles in parking areas.
For instance, in a laboratory situation, task lighting would incorporate fewer fixtures to place appropriate amounts of foot candles over those tables and workstations where it is required, while lower levels of light would predominate elsewhere.
Intensity, he says, was increased from 6-8 foot candles to 14-20 foot candles.
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It emits 13,00 foot candles, producing a color corrected, white light for truer representation of tissue color.