<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Artie Choke:
1 lm/m2 (lumens per square meter)
= 1 lux (lx)
= 10-4 lm/cm2
= 10-4 phot (ph)
= 9.290 x 10-2 lm/ft2
= 9.290 x 10-2 foot-candles (fc) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
For illuminance measurements:
To obtain footcandles (lumens per square foot), multiply the lux reading by 0.0929, or the phot reading by 929.
To obtain lux (lumens per square meter), multiply footcandles by 10.76, or phot by 10,000.
To obtain phot (lumens per square centimeter), multiply footcandles by 0.00108 or lux by 0.0001.
There are also other measurement units with names like blondel, candela, footlambert, millilambert, nit, and stilb. I have a conversion chart for all of these in relation to one another, but I don't know how to do tables which would be necessary in order to post it on the web.
Maybe I'll just try to take a picture of the thing.
I copied this from AlexGT when he posted it some time ago here; thought it might come in handy some day, did it?
"...If the calculations of the MasterConverter¥s software are correct here are the conversions for Lux of the different leds.
White: 54 Lux equals
The Yellowish white : 181 Lux
I don't know about measuring the green laser.. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
Well, yesterday I went surfing to try to find the $35 meter elsewhere and found it a familydefense.com for 49.95. I sent an e-mail to see if they would pricematch. They said no. I did mention that the other retailer was out of stock but would be getting more in.
Here's the rub: I went back today and they jacked the price up 10 bucks! Now it's 59.95 each! Looks like they decided to try to take advantage of the fact that the other retailer is currently out of stock. Needless to say, they won't be getting my business at that price. Lux ratings on my lights will have to wait. Sorry folks.
The lux readings for my lights will be starting soon! I did order the lux meter from familydefense.com. They honored the $49 price I saw. Even at 59.95 it's still the best I can find on the web for this unit.
Also found out a possible reason for the really low price on the the other retailer's page. It's quite possible those meters are factory refurbished customer returns - hence possibly why some people got dead batteries with them. Perhaps not, but it would make sense. Of course, if they work fine, who cares?