Lux vs Lumens vs Nits – A Photographer’s Guide to Light Units
Explaining the uses and differences between lux, lumens, & nits from a photographer/videographer’s perspective to help with buying lights & led panels.
👍Thanks for watching! Please like, comment, & subscribe.👍
Lux to Lumens Calculator: https://goo.gl/97fYi5
Table of Contents:
0:23 – Disclaimers
0:39 – The Units of Light
0:52 – What Are Watts? Radiant Flux vs Power Consumption
1:43 – Light bulbs Are Measured in Lumens & Luminous Flux
1:56 – What is Flux?
2:11 – Candela vs Lumens & Converting Light bulbs
3:11 – LED Panels Use Lux
3:23 – The Difference between Lumens & Lux
4:04 – The Importance of Beam Angles on Illuminance
4:38 – Convert Lumens of a Light Bulb into Lux
5:23 – What Are Foot-Candles? & Conversion to Lux
5:47 – Watts on a LED Panel
6:08 – Luminance or the Brightness of a Surface (Nits)
6:43 – What Is a Nit?
7:07 – Illuminance vs Luminance / Lux vs Nits
7:42 – Practical Examples: The Sun & Sky
8:03 – How Many Nits Is the Sun?
8:12 – Guide Number? To Be Continued…
Gear I Use to Make Videos:
Patreon & PayPal:
If you wish to support the channel monetarily, you can use my Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/GeraldUndone
Or directly via PayPal here: https://www.paypal.me/geraldundone
This is appreciated, but unnecessary, and no content will ever be behind a paywall.
Some of the links in my video descriptions are affiliate links, which means at no extra cost to you, I will make a small commission if you click them and make a qualifying purchase. If you have a different purchase in mind, you can also use these storewide links below.
B&H Photo: https://bhpho.to/2MYRKBE
I’ve recently made the switch to Artlist for my background music needs. If you’re in the market for a video music platform, use this link to get two extra months when signing up: http://bit.ly/2TV5sYT