Lumens? Really, science community?
So I was thinking the other day, why is the intensity of light measured in Lumens?
One Lumen is the equivalent of the light of one candle. That isn’t very scientific or measurable. I mean think about it - a candle will burn brighter depending on the length and width of its wick. Is that accounted for? To my knowledge, the answer is no. And what about the different types of waxes that can be used to make a candle? does that have any effect on the brightness of the flame?
I’m just saying, that for a unit of scientific measurement the lumen doesn’t seem to be very scientific. There are variables that nobody seems to have accounted for, and until you account for them we might as well just say “Well this is brighter than this according to Jim-Bob over there.”