Luminous Exitance

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Luminous Exitance (at a point of a surface)

The quotient of the luminous flux (dF), leaving an element of the surface containing the point, by the area (dA) of that element.

Symbol: M

Unit: lumen per square metre (lm/m2)


Note: Formerly Luminous Emittance and, in French, Emittance Lumineuse.

Reference: C.I.E. (modified)




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

metacentre

square metre

Contrast

Celsius (previously Centigrade)

Capacitance

charge current

Intensity

Illuminance

Energy

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