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Luminous intensity expressed in candelas.
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(General Physics) the luminous intensity of a source of light in a given direction: now expressed in candelas but formerly in terms of the international candle
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or cand′le pow`er,

(formerly) a measure of luminous intensity expressed in candles.
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Noun1.candlepower - luminous intensity measured in candelas
intensity, intensity level, strength - the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); "he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength"
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Along the way, Brilliant even delves into the development of a candle derived from the head of the sperm whale called "Spermaceti" that was used in the first scientific light experiments and would become the standard for measuring luminous intensity--one candlepower.
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The only aspect of perception that concerns the DOE is the "source." As a consequence, we're flooded with start-up companies that manufacture LEDs and who make outrageous claims of light output and life ratings and neglect items such as lumen depreciation, color degradation, color matching and especially peak candlepower for so-called LED "accent" lamps.