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definition of: MEAN SPHERICAL CANDLEPOWER

What is MEAN SPHERICAL CANDLEPOWER?

Mean spherical candlepower (MSCP) rating is measured at the design voltage and is the total amount of light given off from a light source in ALL directions.

One MSCP is equivalent to all the light emitted from all directions of one standard spermaceti candle.

Mean spherical candlepower is the generally accepted method of rating the total light output of miniature lamps.

1 MSCP equals 12.57 (4 pi) lumens

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