*TechOverflow calculators:*

You can enter values with SI suffixes like

**12.2m**(equivalent to 0.012) or

**14k**(14000) or

**32u**(0.000032).

The results are calculated

*while you type*and shown directly below the calculator, so there is no need to press

*return*or click on a

*Calculate*button. Just make sure that all inputs are

**green**by entering valid values.

#### Formula

\Omega_{sr} = 2\cdot\pi\cdot(1-\cos(\frac{\theta}{2}))

I_{v} = \frac{\Phi_v}{\Omega_{sr}}

where:

- \theta is the
*apex angle*in radians - \Omega_{sr} is the
*solid angle*in Steradians - \Phi_v is the
*luminous flux*in lux (*lx*). - I_{v} is the
*luminous intensity*in candela (*cd*).

#### Python code

You can use the UliEngineering library like this:

from UliEngineering.Physics.Light import lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle from UliEngineering.EngineerIO import auto_format, auto_print # These are equivalent: intensity = lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle("25 lm", "120°") # intensity = 7.9577 (cd) intensity = lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle(25.0, 120.0) # intensity = 7.9577 (cd) # ... or get out a human-readable value: intensity_str = auto_format(lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle, "25 lm", "120°") # "7.96 cd" # ... or print directly auto_print(lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle, "25 lm", "120°") # prints "7.96 cd"

In case you can’t use *UliEngineering*, use this Python function:

import math def lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle(flux, angle): """ Compute the luminous intensity from the luminous flux, assuming that the flux of <flux> is distributed equally around a cone with apex angle <angle>. Keyword parameters ------------------ flux : value, engineer string or NumPy array The luminous flux in Lux. angle : value, engineer string or NumPy array The apex angle of the emission cone, in degrees For many LEDs, this is >>> lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle(25., 120.) 7.957747154594769 """ solid_angle = 2*math.pi*(1.-math.cos((angle*math.pi/180.)/2.0)) return flux / solid_angle # Usage example print(lumen_to_candela_by_apex_angle(25., 120.)) # Prints 7.957747154594769 (cd)