a term that was used to describe luminescence that has been replaced by the lux. One foot candle is equal to 10.764 lux. A street light is a foot candle.

FOOT-CANDLE (FC): "Foot candle is an obsolete term for brightness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FOOT-CANDLE (FC)," in, May 11, 2013, (accessed August 3, 2020).