As of Version 9.0, unit functionality is built into the Wolfram Language

is a unit of illumination (illuminance).


  • To use FootCandle, you first need to load the Units Package using Needs["Units`"].
  • FootCandle is equivalent to approximately 10.7639 Lux (SI units).
  • FootCandle is equivalent to Lux (Meter/Foot)2.
  • Convert[n FootCandle,newunits] converts n FootCandle to a form involving units newunits.
  • FootCandle is typically abbreviated fc.