Discussion on “primary standard of light”

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 July 1908
Volume: 27
Page(s): 1,356 - 1,361
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1908.6742140



A. E. Kennelly (by letter): The paper presents a certain fundamental physical proposition relating to a fundamental standard of luminous intensity, and also a practical proposal suggesting a means for carrying out the proposition. In so far as concerns the physical proposition, it seems to be unassailable, and to offer a theoretical solution for the problem of realizing a standard luminous intensity of definite physiological value, and definitely measured energy; that is, in ergs per steradian, or ergs per cubic centimeter from point to point of the luminous beam.