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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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