What is a Foot Candle (FC)?

A foot-candle is defined as the illuminance on a one square foot surface from a uniform source of light.

The key is to remember that foot-candles are a unit of measure for how much light is received at a location. In other words a foot-candle is a unit of measure for quantifying the certain intensity of light falling on a given object or in laments terms, the amount of light thrown from a fixture.

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