lumen, lm (unit)

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ID: https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/units/si/1983/named/lumen
Definition name: lumen

Unit name: lumen
Latin symbol: lm
Display symbol: lm

Description: A derived SI unit for luminous flux equal to cd┬Ěsr using the 1983 SI units.

"The lumen is the luminous flux emitted in a steradian by a uniform point source with a luminous intensity of one candela." [9th CGPM meeting in 1946]

The lumen was defined at the 9th CGPM meeting in 1946, implicitly redefined via the redefinition of the second at the 13th CGPM Meeting in 1967, resolution 1, the redefinition of the candela at the 16th CGPM Meeting in 1979, resolution 3, and the redefinition of the metre at the 17th CGPM Meeting in 1983, resolution 1.

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JSON definition:

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    "title": "lumen",
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    "description": "A derived SI unit for luminous flux equal to cd\u00b7sr using the 1983 SI units.\n\n\"The lumen is the luminous flux emitted in a steradian by a uniform point source with a luminous intensity of one candela.\" [9th CGPM meeting in 1946]\n\nThe lumen was defined at the 9th CGPM meeting in 1946, implicitly redefined via the redefinition of the second at the 13th CGPM Meeting in 1967, resolution 1, the redefinition of the candela at the 16th CGPM Meeting in 1979, resolution 3, and the redefinition of the metre at the 17th CGPM Meeting in 1983, resolution 1.",
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            "relation": "Definition and establishment of the SI unit system at the 11th CGPM meeting (1960), resolution 12.",
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        },
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        },
        {
            "relation": "Redefinition of the second in the 13th CGPM Meeting in 1967, resolution 1",
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        },
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        },
        {
            "relation": "Wikipedia article describing the unit",
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            }
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    },
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