Luminance

Luminance is a photometric measure of the luminous intensity per unit area of light travelling in a given direction. It describes the amount of light that passes through, is emitted or reflected from a particular area, and falls within a given solid angle. The SI unit for luminance is candela per square meter (cd/m²). A non-SI term for the same unit is the nit. The CGS unit of luminance is the stilb, which is equal to one candela per square centimeter or 10 kcd/m2. This Luminance converter allows you to convert apostilb (asb), blondel, bril (bril), candela/sq. centimeter (cd/cm²), candela/sq. foot (cd/ft²), candela/sq. inch (cd/in²), candela/sq. meter (cd/m²), foot-lambert (fL), kilocandela/sq. meter (kcd/m²), lambert (L), lumen/sq. centimeter-steradian (lm/(cm²·sr)), lumen/sq. foot-steradian (lm/(ft²·sr)), lumen/sq. meter-steradian (lm/(m²·sr)), millilambert (mL), millinit (mnt), nit (nt), skot (sk), stilb (sb), among other units related to Luminance.