Unit of illumination

the light of a sperm candle burning 120 grains per hour. Standard gas, burning at the rate of five cubic feet per hour, must have an illuminating power equal to that of fourteen such candles.
- Rankine.

See also: Unit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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