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# What is the difference between candlelight and lumens?

## What is the difference between candlelight and lumens?

The short answer about lumens vs. candlepower: Candlepower is a measure of the brightest part of the beam of a flashlight whereas lumens is a measure of the total amount of light put out by a flashlight. This is a measure of the entire light output of the flashlight regardless of beam focus.

## Does 100 lumens make a difference?

Considering that you need 10-20 lumens of lighting per square feet, 100 lumens can hardly light your living room. However, you can install many bulbs that produce 100 lumens until you reach the required amount of lighting. If you’re interested in the quality of light, its time you start thinking about lumens.

Is 1000 lumens bright enough?

A 1000 lumen flashlight is bright enough to let you see items at a far distance as most of these flashlights feature reflectors or lenses to focus the light into having a range of 150-200 meters depending on their design.

### What’s the difference between candle power and lumens?

Just think of it like this: whereas candlepower measures the light given off by a single candle, lumens measure the area illuminated by the candle. Because candlepower and lumens measure different qualities, they have different ratios, with 1 candlepower = 12.57 lumens.

### What’s the difference between 10, 000 candlepower and Candela?

A light with 10,000 candlepower means it is the same amount of light as 10,000 candles. It’s important to remember that candlepower/candela is a measure of intensity and doesn’t take into account distance (that’s lumens). Candela only measures how much light is produced at the source of the light.

How to calculate the lumens of a light source?

When trying to measure how many lumens equals a certain amount of candlepower, just remember that 12.57 lumens is the equivalent of 1 candlepower. If you want to figure out the amount of lumens in a light source only measured in candela, simply grab a calculator and multiply the candela count by 12.57, and you will have the lumen count.

## What do you mean by maximum beam candlepower?

In this context it is worth mentioning that the term Maximum Beam Candlepower (MBCP) is often used to refer to the maximum intensity of the focused beam of light emitted usually from the center of the lighting device, which is usually the source, and projected in a single direction. So what is the difference?