Visible Light Definition

This is a linear representation of the visible spectrum of light.
This is a linear representation of the visible spectrum of light, which extends roughly from 400-700 nm wavelength. Gringer, public domain

Definition: Visible light is a range of electromagnetic radiation that can be detected by the human eye. The wavelengths associated with this range are 380 nm to 750 nm. (1 nm = 10-9 m)

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Helmenstine, Todd. "Visible Light Definition." ThoughtCo, Jun. 19, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-visible-light-605941. Helmenstine, Todd. (2014, June 19). Visible Light Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-visible-light-605941 Helmenstine, Todd. "Visible Light Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-visible-light-605941 (accessed November 20, 2017).