Resolution 1 of the 41st CIPM (1946)

Definitions of photometric units


  1. The photometric units may be defined as follows:

    New candle (unit of luminous intensity). — The value of the new candle is such that the brightness of the full radiator at the temperature of solidification of platinum is 60 new candles per square centimetre.
    New lumen (unit of luminous flux). — The new lumen is the luminous flux emitted in unit solid angle (steradian) by a uniform point source having a luminous intensity of 1 new candle.
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DOI : 10.59161/CIPM1946RES1E

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text

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