klieg light(redirected from Klieglight)
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A powerful carbon-arc lamp producing an intense light and used especially in making movies.
[Alteration of Klieglight, trademark for such a lamp, after John H. Kliegl (1869-1959) and his brother Anton Tiberius, Kliegl (1872-1927), German-born American lighting experts.]
(Film) an intense carbon-arc light used for illumination in producing films
[C20: named after John H. Kliegl (1869–1959) and his brother Anton (1872–1927), German-born American inventors in the field of lighting]
a powerful type of arc light once widely used in motion-picture studios.
[1925–30, Amer.; after the brothers J. H. Kliegl (1869–1959) and Anton Kliegl (1872–1927), German-born U.S. inventors]