mercury-vapor lamp

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mer′cury-va`por lamp`



n.
a lamp producing a light with a high actinic and ultraviolet content by means of an electric arc in mercury vapor.
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Noun1.mercury-vapor lamp - ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapormercury-vapor lamp - ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor
quartz lamp - a mercury-vapor lamp that is enclosed in a quartz container instead of a glass container
sun lamp, sunlamp, sunray lamp, sun-ray lamp - a mercury-vapor lamp used in medical or cosmetic treatments
ultraviolet lamp, ultraviolet source - any source of illumination that emits ultraviolet radiation
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When using Casio LampFree projectors with the Eco-mode on, users can save up to 50 percent of energy costs compared to a conventional projector with mercury-vapor lamps.
After the energy shocks of the 1970s, high-pressure sodium lights gradually took over the night, Following the economic imperative to use the most cost-effective lighting--high-pressure sodium lights consume half as much energy as mercury-vapor lamps and can last up to 16,000 hours longer--transportation departments and cities embraced sodium light.
Incidentally, light pollution itself is becoming more broadband, as white metal-halide lamps add to the mix of older sodium-and mercury-vapor lamps.