flash tube

(redirected from flash tubes)
Related to flash tubes: Xenon flash lamp

flash tube

n.
A discharge tube, typically filled with xenon, that produces a brief, intense flash of light when triggered with a high voltage pulse of electricity.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Ardon Bar-Hama, a photographer of antiquities, reportedly used ultraviolet-protected flash tubes to light the scrolls for 1/4000th of a second in order to protect them from damage.
Xenon flash tubes are available in straight, U, helix, quartz, studio light, quench tube, timing/signal light and special types.
There are standard voltage lamps from 3 W to 110 W, neon lamps from 1/25 W to 1/2 W, fluorescent lamps from 4 W to 110 W and Xenon flash tubes. There is a comprehensive selection of styles, sizes, shapes, Volts, Amps, Watts, filament shapes and terminals.