apparent candlepower

apparent candlepower

[ə′pa·rənt ′kan·dəl‚pau̇r]
(optics)
For an extended source of light, at a specified distance, the candlepower of a point source that would produce the same illumination as the extended source at the same distance.

apparent candlepower

Of an extended light source at a specified distance: the candlepower of a point source which produces the same illumination at that distance.
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