Candela Bronzebeard

You’re reading through the specifications for an LCD monitor, and you see a reference to “candela.” What is usually referenced with this metric?

A) Contrast

B) Color saturation

C) Brightness

D) Response time

E) Frame rate on WoW Ultra settings

The answer: C) Brightness

The brightness of an LCD monitor is measured in the candela per square meter. The higher the candela, the better. This is the modern definition of “candlepower,” and the units are sometimes called “nits.”

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