Discussion on “primary standard of light.” Atlantic city, N. J., July 2, 1908

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 November 1908
Volume: 27
Page(s): 1,571 - 1,582
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1908.6742074



W. S. Franklin (by letter): The establishment of a reliable and reproducible light standard is of very great importance, and we naturally look to our Bureau of Standards to carry out such researches as may be necessary for its realization. I therefore move that the Bureau of Standards be requested by the Institute of Electrical Engineers to undertake such researches as may be necessary to determine the practicability of the light standard suggested by Dr. Steinmetz, and, to develop such a primary standard of light if it be found practicable.