lux

noun
\ ˈləks How to pronounce lux (audio) \
plural lux or luxes

Definition of lux

: a unit of illumination equal to the direct illumination on a surface that is everywhere one meter from a uniform point source of one candle intensity or equal to one lumen per square meter

Examples of lux in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Refresh those old towels with these lux and fluffy ones from Pottery Barn. Raena Loper, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2022 Enter lux, which is a measurement of the intensity of light. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2020 Customers love Parachute for its minimalist, lux bedding that reads Pinterest-ready, whether your bed is made or unmade. Rachel Klein, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 The researchers note that changes in the cardiovascular functions suggest that even 100 lux of light was enough to shift the nervous system to a more active and alert state. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 4 Apr. 2022 Get 10,000 lux of bright white glare-free light with this powerful lamp. Sarah Klein, Health.com, 5 Nov. 2021 Customers love Parachute for its minimalist, lux bedding that reads Pinterest-ready, whether your bed is made or unmade. Rachel Klein, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Customers love Parachute for its minimalist, lux bedding that reads Pinterest-ready, whether your bed is made or unmade. Rachel Klein, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Deep Conditioner, which will keep your mane lux and shiny. Grace Wade, Health.com, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lux

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lux

Latin, light — more at light

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

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“Lux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lux. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for lux

lux

noun
\ ˈləks How to pronounce lux (audio) \
plural lux or luxes

Medical Definition of lux

: a unit of illumination equal to the direct illumination on a surface that is everywhere one meter from a uniform point source of one candle intensity or equal to one lumen per square meter

called also meter-candle

More from Merriam-Webster on lux

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