Luminance (Photometric Brightness)

Luminance (Photometric Brightness)
Luminous intensity of any surface in a given direction per unit of projected area of the surface viewed from that direction. The amount of brightness, measured in lumens that is given off by a pixel or area on a screen.[6]

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