# Convert 500 ft-cd to lx

So you want to convert 500 foot-candles into lux? If you're in a rush and just need the answer, the calculator below is all you need. The answer is 5381.95 lux.

## How to convert foot-candles to lux

We all use different units of measurement every day. Whether you're in a foreign country and need to convert the local imperial units to metric, or you're baking a cake and need to convert to a unit you are more familiar with.

Luckily, converting most units is very, very simple. In this case, all you need to know is that 1 ft-cd is equal to 10.7639 lx.

Once you know what 1 ft-cd is in lux, you can simply multiply 10.7639 by the total foot-candles you want to calculate.

So for our example here we have 500 foot-candles. So all we do is multiply 500 by 10.7639:

500 x 10.7639 = 5381.95

## What is the best conversion unit for 500 ft-cd?

As an added little bonus conversion for you, we can also calculate the best unit of measurement for 500 ft-cd.

What is the "best" unit of measurement? To keep it simple, let's say that the best unit of measure is the one that is the lowest possible without going below 1. The reason for this is that the lowest number generally makes it easier to understand the measurement.

For 500 ft-cd the best unit of measurement is foot-candles, and the amount is 500 ft-cd.