luminosité

English translation: luminosity, brightness

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French term or phrase:luminosité
English translation:luminosity, brightness
Entered by: Daphne Theodoraki
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10:04 Aug 9, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: luminosité
Il protège les clients en respectant la luminosité - lighting or luminosity?
Sarah Downing
Local time: 10:03
luminosity
Explanation:
I'd stick to "luminosity" here in your "kiosk": the designer wants you to know that lots of natural light can get in, isn't that the idea?

"It provides shelter for clients while maintaining luminosity"

I don't agree at all about "luminosity" referring to colour, even when you are talking about cathode ray tubes.

For example, stars have luminosity, which is purely a question of brightness
Selected response from:

Sean Lyle
Local time: 16:03
Grading comment
I actually plumped for "light penetration", but your answer reassured me that I was on the right track.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
na +2Brightness
Daphne Theodoraki
na +2luminosity
Sean Lyle
na -1Glare, blinding light
1964


  

Answers


2 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Brightness


Explanation:
I'd say "brightness" if this refers to the brightness control of a computer screen for example.

"Luminosity" would be in reference to colour.

Daphne Theodoraki
Sweden
Local time: 16:03
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 85

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jgal
31 mins

agree  Alexandra Hague
44 mins

disagree  Sean Lyle: see below
1 hr

agree  Marcus Malabad: layman
3 hrs
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +2
luminosity


Explanation:
I'd stick to "luminosity" here in your "kiosk": the designer wants you to know that lots of natural light can get in, isn't that the idea?

"It provides shelter for clients while maintaining luminosity"

I don't agree at all about "luminosity" referring to colour, even when you are talking about cathode ray tubes.

For example, stars have luminosity, which is purely a question of brightness

Sean Lyle
Local time: 16:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 34
Grading comment
I actually plumped for "light penetration", but your answer reassured me that I was on the right track.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxPerereinger: synonyms include radiance
38 mins
  -> tx, Ken

disagree  Marcus Malabad: this is mainly a physics term, Sean. brightness would do fine (layman)
1 hr
  -> Definitely not mainly a physics term: used in art architecture music literature etc etc try a straw poll in e.g. google

agree  Dawn Cuccinello-Cruz
2 hrs
  -> Tx, Dawn

agree  Germaine A Hoston
5 hrs
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Glare, blinding light


Explanation:
In my opinion type of brigtness should not be a word with positive meaning . It protecs from this brightness , so perhaps glare,blining light or an equivelant (with some negative connotation) may fit better.

1964
Turkey
Local time: 17:03
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Michelle Johnson: think it means protects from elements but lets light in
2 hrs
  -> Yes It will only protect from glaring/blinding light but let light in
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