Orders of magnitude (luminous flux)

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To help compare different orders of magnitude, the following list contains various light sources, with outputs measured in lumens (lm).

Factor
[lm]
Multiple Value Item
10−2 1 centilumen (clm) 0.025 lm One firefly[citation needed]
101 10 lumen (lm) 12.57 lm One candle[1]
102 1 hectolumen (hlm) 780 lm 60 W incandescent light bulb
875 lm 50 W halogen lamp
900 lm 15 W compact fluorescent lamp
930 lm 75 W incandescent light bulb
103 1 kilolumen (klm) 1000 lm High-power LED[2]
1400 lm 75 W halogen lamp[3]
1550 lm 23 W compact fluorescent lamp[4][5]
2990 lm 200 W incandescent light bulb
104 10 kilolumen (klm) 75 000 lm Edison Commemorative Light Bulb[6]
105 100 kilolumen (klm) 600 000 lm IMAX projector bulb[7]
109 1 gigalumen (Glm) 42.3 billion lm "Luxor Sky Beam" spotlight array
1024 1 yottalumen (Ylm) about 4.6×1024 lm M9V red dwarf star (dimmest class)
1025 10 yottalumen (Ylm) about 3×1025 lm V886 Centauri (white dwarf)
1028 10 thousand yottalumen (Ylm) 3.6×1028 lm The Sun (3.846×1026 W × 93 lm/W[8][9])
1029 100 thousand yottalumen (Ylm) 7.26×1029 lm Sirius
1032 100 million yottalumen (Ylm) 9.5570×1032 lm HD 68273 (a Wolf-Rayet star)[10]
1038 100 trillion yottalumen (Ylm) 1.382×1038 lm Type Ia supernova
1041 100 quadrillion yottalumen (Ylm) 1.26×1041 lm Quasar 3C 273
1042 1 quintillion yottalumen (Ylm) ~1042 lm Hyperluminous quasar APM 08279+5255[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert H (Doc) Bryant. "Lumens, Illuminance, Foot-candles and bright shiny beads….". Theledlight.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Powerful Little Light: LED With 1,000 Lumens". Physorg.com. March 15, 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ oee.nrcan.gc.ca - Lighting Reference Guide - Incandescent Lamps
  4. ^ "Osram Dulux EL electronic energy-saving lamps" (pdf). Osram.dk. Retrieved Jan 4, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Conventional CFLs". Energy Federation Incorporated. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, FL.". Kilokat's Antique Light Bulb Site. Kilokat's Antique Light Bulb Site. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "About IMAX". The Henry Ford. The Henry Ford. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  8. ^ John P. Millis. "The Sun". About.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Maximum Efficiency of White Light" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  10. ^ "The absolute magnitude of some galactic Wolf-Rayet stars". Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  11. ^ MICHAEL J. IRWIN; RODRIGO A. IBATA; GERAINT F. LEWIS & EDWARD J. TOTTEN. "APM 08279+5255: An Ultraluminous Broad Absorption Line Quasar at a Redshift z = 3.87". The Astrophysical Journal. Retrieved 3 September 2013.