Proceedings at the Convention Volume 13
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...candle-power be represented by six and eight-tenths amperes, forty-five volts, or 300 watts. If we adopt that resolution, I think we shall be able to go before our councilmen and save a good deal of annoyance to the station owners throughout the country. Mr. Stetson: I think it is a very short horse, and soon curried, in the line that has been taken. The popular acceptation of 2,000-candle lamp and the factors that go to make it, are well understood. It seems to me that the best way to get at a conclusion that would stand an investigation by our customers, and satisfy ourselves, would be to have a forty-five-volt lamp and ten amperes, which will be very easily figured. If you are successful in dropping the amperage, it will be a good result, because I do not believe that people would know it generally by the appearance of the lamps. I do not know any process of measuring a light that could be made available for the general public; it has to be made up of these factors. The watt of the lamp is to be all that we can abide by; and, in that case, we all know that there are great differences in the individual lamps or circuits being operated under the same conditions. There are differences in the mechanical rendering of lamps, and it seems to me very difficult to get at the absolute result that a standard seems to require and that we should attain. I doubt whether there can ever be a standard other than the watts required that will be applicable to an arc light. I think if we could make this question one of another character, and discuss how we should rate our lamps to our customers, we might get down to a money basis that would call out more diversity of argument, and, perhaps, be valuable to the Association. Mr. De Camp: Mr. President, I do...
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