LEDs: mcd vs viewing angle

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  1. Kefka666

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    What's brighter, a 70,000mcd LED with a 12.5° viewing angle or the same with a 30° viewing angle?

    I want the brightest LED possible with the highest number of lumens.

    What's more optimal: a low mcd LED with a high viewing angle, or a high mcd LED with a lower viewing angle?
     
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  4. Kefka666

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    Thanks. So it looks like greater luminosity is achieved with a greater viewing angle, as compared to another light of the same mcd but lower angle.
     
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