luminous flux


noun Optics.

the rate of transmission of luminous energy: expressed in lumens.

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Origin of luminous flux

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for luminous flux

luminous flux

noun

a measure of the rate of flow of luminous energy, evaluated according to its ability to produce a visual sensation. For a monochromatic light it is the radiant flux multiplied by the spectral luminous efficiency of the light. It is measured in lumensSymbol: Φ v
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Scientific definitions for luminous flux

luminous flux
[ lōōmə-nəs ]

A measure of the radiant power of light emitted from a source without regard for the direction in which it is emitted. It is measured in lumens. See also luminous intensity.
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