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Lux \Lux\, v. t. [Cf. F. luxer. See Luxate.] To put out of joint; to luxate. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

unit of illumination, 1889, from Latin lux "light" (see light (n.)).


Etymology 1 n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of illuminance or illumination; one lumen per square metre. Symbol: lx Etymology 2

vb. (context obsolete transitive English) To put out of joint; to luxate.


n. a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square meter; 0.0929 foot candle [syn: lx]


The lux (symbol: lx) is the SI unit of illuminance and luminous emittance, measuring luminous flux per unit area. It is equal to one lumen per square metre. In photometry, this is used as a measure of the intensity, as perceived by the human eye, of light that hits or passes through a surface. It is analogous to the radiometric unit watts per square metre, but with the power at each wavelength weighted according to the luminosity function, a standardized model of human visual brightness perception. In English, "lux" is used in both singular and plural.

Lux (disambiguation)

Lux or LUX may refer to:

LUX (UK film company)

LUX is the principal centre for the promotion and distribution of experimental film and video works in the UK.

It has one of the largest collections of experimental film and video art and houses works of approximately 1500 artists. It was formed in the 1990s in the merger of the London Film-Makers' Co-op and the original London Video Arts (later variously named London Video Access and London Electronic Arts).

Lux (video game)

Lux is a turn-based strategy computer game that uses the rule system of the board game Risk but expands it to function on any map made up of a graph of countries and the connections between them. Lux was developed and self-published by developer Sillysoft Games. The user community has been active in growing Lux. Users can create maps and computer AIs for Lux, and submit them to be included in the official plugin manager.

Lux (soap)

LUX is a global brand developed by Unilever. The range of products includes beauty soaps, shower gels, bath additives, hair shampoos and conditioners. Lux started as “Sunlight Flakes” laundry soap in 1899.

In 1925, it became the first mass-market toilet soap in the world. It is noted as a brand that pioneered female celebrity endorsements.

As of 2009, Lux revenue was estimated at €1 billion, with market shares spread out to more than 100 countries around the globe.

Today, Lux is the market leader in countries like India, Pakistan, Brazil, Thailand and South Africa

Developed by Unilever, Lux ( soap) is now headquartered in Singapore.

Lux (album)

Lux is a studio album from Brian Eno, released through Warp on 13 November 2012. The album is a collection of ambient soundscapes that have been installed in art galleries and airport terminals. Critical reception has positively compared it with Eno's previous ambient work and noted that it is both relaxing as well as challenging music for those who engage it critically. In 2013, Brian Eno created a number of limited edition prints featuring the cover artwork from Lux made available only from his website.

Lux (Gemini Syndrome album)

Lux is the debut studio album from American heavy metal band Gemini Syndrome. It was released on September 10, 2013 through Warner Bros. Records. "Pleasure and Pain", "Basement", "Left of Me," and "Stardust" have all been released as singles. The final single "Stardust" peaked at No. 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US. "Basement," "Resurrection," "Take This," and "Syndrome" were all previously released on the rare EP they released in January 2011.

Usage examples of "lux".

The relux heats up tremendously, and since there is no polished relux to reflect it back, the heat is radiated out through the lux metal lens as a powerful heat beam.

I suggest that we make the hull of foot-thick lux metal and line it on the inside with relux wherever we want it to be opaque.

In the path of the projector was a large lux metal crucible surrounded by a ring of relux, and a series of points of relux aimed into the crucible.

The crucible was entirely enclosed in a large lux metal case which was lined, on the side away from the projector, with roughened relux.

On the screen, a machine rolled in on caterpillar treads, picked up the lux case and its contents, and carried them off.

And they could only be polished under powerful magnets, where the dense magnetic field softened the lux metal enough to allow a diamond polisher to do the job.

And the extreme strength of the lux metal fiber made it stronger, pound for pound, than steel or coronium.

The outer wall, one foot of solid lux metal, was separated from the inner, one-inch relux wall by a two inch gap which would be evacuated in space.

The two walls were joined in many places by small lux metal cross-braces.

The windows consisted of spaces in the relux wall, allowing the occupants to see through the transparent lux hull.

The heavy lux door was opened by automatic machinery from the inside, but the combination depended on the use of a molecular ray and the knowledge of the correct place, which made it impossible for anyone to open it unless they had the ray and knew where to use it.

It was made integral with two giant lux metal beams that reached to the bow of the ship in a long, sweeping curve.

The center of the floor was occupied by a heavy pedestal of lux metal upon which was a huge, relux-encased, double torus storage coil.

Pluto, where crews of Nigran technicians were obviously at work, building giant structures of lux metal.

He had taken the lux metal case off and was looking at the neat apparatus that lay within.