# wax candle/feet

## Spanish translation: candela / pie

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 English term or phrase: (wax) candle/feet Spanish translation: candela / pie Entered by:

 15:37 Jul 2, 2007
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Science - Science (general) / building specifications
 English term or phrase: wax candle/feet Light intensity should meet the following requirements: 540 Lux (59 "wax candle / feet") for all the inspection points at working surfaces.
 Giovanni RengifoColombia Local time: 12:22
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Salloz
Mexico
Local time: 12:22
 Thank you Salloz! I think the "wax" part doesn't have any extra meaning, does it?4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

559 luxes de vela / pie
 Cristina Heraud-van Tol
4candela / pie
 Salloz

Discussion entries: 1

28 mins   confidence:
59 luxes de vela / pie

Explanation:
Babylon

lux
s. lux, unidad de medida de iluminación

Lux:

Una vela emite alrededor de 1 lux

El lux, símbolo lx, es la Unidad derivada del SI de iluminancia o nivel de iluminación. Es igual a un lumen /m².La luz solar ilumina entre 32.000 y 100.000 luxes en la Tierra.Una cámara de TV se ajusta ilumimando la carta a 2.000 luxes.Un estudio de TV está iluminado con alrededor de 1.000 luxes.Una oficina luminosa está iluminada con alrededor de 400 luxes.La luz de la luna, ilumina alrededor de 1 lux en la Tierra.Luz de las estrellas ilumina con 0,00005 lux a la Tierra.

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Measuring light intensity (LUX)

Since an ordinary candle is not a sufficiently accurate standard, the unit of intensity has been defined in various ways. It was originally defined as the luminous intensity in a horizontal direction of a candle of specified size burning at a specified rate.

In 1948 a new candle, about 1.9% smaller than the former unit, was adopted. It is defined as 1/60 of the intensity of one square centimeter of a black body radiator at the temperature at which platinum solidifies (2,046K).

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En el contexto de iluminación, se usa:

candle = vela (cosa de cera)
candela = candela (término de iluminación)
footcandle = bujía-pie (término de iluminación)
candlepower = bujía (término de iluminación)

 Cristina Heraud-van TolPeruLocal time: 12:22Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 28

1 hr   confidence:
candela / pie

Explanation:
Tu texto dice: 549 luxes (59 candelas/pie)

Una candela / pie equivale a cerca de 10,74 luxes. Lux, a su vez, es una abreviatura de lúmen por metro cuadrado.

Mira esta referencia: www.internetcampus.com/span/tvp017.htm

Las cámaras de televisión requieren cierto nivel de luz para producir video de buena calidad. Este nivel de luz se mide en foot-candles o lux. Un foot-candle o pié-candela es la medida de la intensidad de la luz producida por una vela a un pie de distancia (bajo condiciones muy específicas). Esta es la unidad de intensidad de luz usada en los Estados Unidos. Los países que usan el sistema métrico, utilizan el lux como unidad básica. Un foot-candle es igual a cerca de 10,74 lux.

Y esta otra: http://www.theledlight.com/lumens.html

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-07-02 17:01:00 GMT)
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To convert from lux to:

foot-candles, multiply by .0929.

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-07-02 17:06:52 GMT)
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From Wikipedia:

Lux versus footcandle

One footcandle ≈ 10.764 lux. The footcandle (or lumen per square foot) is a non-SI unit of illuminance. Like the BTU, it is obsolete but it is still in fairly common use in the United States, particularly in construction-related engineering and in building codes. Because lux and footcandles are different units of the same quantity, it is perfectly valid to convert footcandles to lux and vice versa.

 SallozMexicoLocal time: 12:22Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 16
 Thank you Salloz! I think the "wax" part doesn't have any extra meaning, does it?
 Asker: Estoy de acuerdo contigo en lo de "candela", pero me tiene algo desconcertado la parte de "wax". Sabes si es lo mismo que foot-candle?

 Oct 4, 2007 - Changes made by Salloz: Field (specific) Construction / Civil Engineering » Science (general)

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