Electric lamp

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A device that produces light from an electric current. Examples are arc lamp, fluorescent lamp, and incandescent lamp.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lightbulb; light bulb; electric light; arc lamp; fluorescent lamp; incandescent lamp; elektrische Lampe (Deut.); lampe électrique (Fr.); lâmpada eléctrica (Port.)

Additional Information

T.Brill, Light: Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities. Plenum Press, New York, 1980.


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