electric discharge lamp

  • 1 electric discharge lamp — or vapor lamp Lighting device consisting of a transparent container within which a gas is energized by an applied voltage and made to glow. After practical generators were devised in the 19th century, many experimenters applied electric power to… …

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  • 2 electric-discharge lamp — noun an electric lamp in which the light comes from an electric discharge between two electrodes in a glass tube • Syn: ↑gas discharge lamp • Hypernyms: ↑electric lamp …

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  • 3 discharge lamp — a lamp in which light is produced by an electric discharge in a gas filled glass enclosure. [1935 40] * * * …

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  • 4 discharge lamp — noun Date: 1933 an electric lamp in which an enclosed gas or vapor glows or causes a phosphor coating on the lamp s inner surface to glow …

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  • 5 gas-discharge lamp — noun an electric lamp in which the light comes from an electric discharge between two electrodes in a glass tube • Syn: ↑electric discharge lamp • Hypernyms: ↑electric lamp …

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  • 6 Gas-discharge lamp — See also: Gas filled tube Germicidal lamps are simple low pressure mercury vapor discharges in a fused quartz envelope. Gas discharge lamps are a family of artificial light sources that generate light by sending an electrical discharge through an …

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  • 7 High-intensity discharge lamp — A High intensity discharge (HID) lamp is a type of electrical lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina tube. This tube is filled… …

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  • 8 High-Intensity Discharge Lamp —   A lamp that consists of a sealed arc tube inside a glass envelope, or outer jacket. The inner arc tube is filled with elements that emit light when ionized by electric current. A ballast is required to provide the proper starting voltage and to …

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  • 9 lamp — lampless, adj. /lamp/, n. 1. any of various devices furnishing artificial light, as by electricity or gas. Cf. fluorescent lamp, incandescent lamp. 2. a container for an inflammable liquid, as oil, which is burned at a wick as a means of… …

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  • 10 electric lamp — noun a lamp powered by electricity • Hypernyms: ↑lamp • Hyponyms: ↑arc lamp, ↑arc light, ↑electric discharge lamp, ↑gas discharge lamp, ↑flashlight, ↑torch, ↑ …

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  • 11 lamp — Synonyms and related words: Chinese lantern, Finsen light, Moore light, arc light, battery lamp, broadside, candle, candlelight, cresset, dark lantern, electric candle, electric lamp, electric light bulb, electric torch, electric arc lamp,… …

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  • 12 electric — /i lek trik/, adj. 1. pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity: an electric shock. 2. producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents: an electric bell; electric cord. 3. electrifying; thrilling; exciting;… …

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  • 13 Discharge — in the context to expel or to let go may refer to: A military discharge, issued when a member of the armed forces is released from service Termination of employment, the end of an employee s duration with an employer A patient discharge, the… …

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  • 14 Lamp — may refer to one of the following :* An oil lamp, the original use of the term * Lamp (fixture), a light fixture (luminaire) such as a table lamp or reading lamp * Signal lamp, a device used for communication between ships *Fuel burning… …

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  • 15 Lamp (electrical component) — A lamp is a replaceable component such as an incandescent light bulb, which is designed to produce light from electricity. These components usually have a base of ceramic, metal, glass or plastic, which makes an electrical connection in the… …

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  • 16 Electric light — Most of the industrialized world is lit by electric lights, which are used both at night and to provide additional light during the daytime. These lights are normally powered by the electric grid, but some run on local generators, and emergency… …

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  • 17 discharge — [1] The action of drawing electric current from the battery. The opposite action to charging. [2] to pour out liquid from a pump. [3] the product (e.g., the liquid) that is poured out of a pump. [4] To bleed some or all of the refrigerant from a… …

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  • 18 Electric glow discharge — is a type of plasma formed by passing a current at 100 V to several kV through a gas, usually argon or another noble gas. It is found in products such as fluorescent lights and plasma screen televisions, and is used in plasma physics and… …

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  • 19 Electric arc — An electric arc is an electrical breakdown of a gas which produces an ongoing plasma discharge, resulting from a current flowing through normally nonconductive media such as air. A synonym is arc discharge. The phenomenon was first described by… …

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  • 20 mercury lamp —        electric discharge lamp (q.v.) in which light is emitted by electrically excited atoms of vapourized mercury. * * * …

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