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quartz lamp

n.
A mercury vapor lamp enclosed by an envelope made from quartz rather than glass.

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n.
a lamp consisting of an ultraviolet light source, as mercury vapor, contained in a fused-silica bulb that transmits ultraviolet light with little absorption.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.quartz lamp - a mercury-vapor lamp that is enclosed in a quartz container instead of a glass containerquartz lamp - a mercury-vapor lamp that is enclosed in a quartz container instead of a glass container
mercury-vapor lamp - ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor
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A 30-day closure of Runway 08/26 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport from October 6 to November 6 presented the airport with the opportunity it wanted to finish replacing the incandescent quartz lamps it had been using for the runway's edge and centreline leadoff lights.
Remember Pearl Harbor consisted of 12 stainless steel and glass sculptures--each made to symbolize a ship that was sunk or was damaged in 1941--accompanied by 250-W quartz lamps within bronze fixtures that "create the impression that the steel is rising from the water and alters the mood into a kind of triumphant celebration," Stokes wrote.
Company says the new ceramic coating has 95% of the reflective efficiencies of gold, is less expensive, and has a longer life than gold-coated IR quartz lamps.
As with other ceramic discharge lamps, the restrike time may be longer than for quartz lamps (Gibson 2004).
UV radiation is disseminated not only by the Sun, but it is radiated during the process of welding, getting suntan at a solarium, by quartz lamps used in medicine.
Fast responding, medium wave quartz lamps provide infrared heat directly to the printed ink resulting in the breakdown of the boundary layer and immediate evaporation of the ink solvent.