incandescent lamp

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incandescent lamp

(General Physics) a source of light that contains a heated solid, such as an electrically heated filament
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in′candes′cent lamp′

a lamp in which a tungsten filament enclosed within an evacuated glass bulb glows as an electric current passes through it.
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incandescent lamp

in·can·des·cent lamp

A lamp that produces light by heating up a filament of wire inside a bulb with an electric current. Because the filament, usually made of tungsten, would burn from the heat, the bulb is filled with a nonreactive gas, such as argon, which protects the wire from burning. Compare fluorescent lamp.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incandescent lamp - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricityincandescent lamp - electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
electric lamp - a lamp powered by electricity
filament - a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current
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It is so small that the electric current of a single incandescent lamp is greater 500,000,000 times.
1880 - Thomas Edison receives patent on the incandescent lamp. 1924 - Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow.
These are 1W candle lamps to replace the 25W incandescent lamp, 2W bulbs to replace 40W incandescent lamps, 3W bulbs to replace 60W incandescent lamps and 3W MR16 spots to replace 50W halogen spots.
The lamp is available in four models both in cool daylight and warm white colours: 1W candle lamp to replace 25W incandescent lamp, 2W bulb to replace 40W incandescent lamp, 3W bulb to replace 60W incandescent lamp, 3W MR16 spot to replace 50W halogen spots.
One is the conventional incandescent lamp, which is being withdrawn from that market due to its very low lighting energy efficiency or efficacy.
In the past, triacs used in dimmers were normally characterized and specified for incandescent lamp loads, which have high current ratings for both steady-state conditions and initial high in-rush currents, as well as very high end-of-life surge current when a filament ruptures.
The purpose of this work is to provide physics students and teachers with a simple experiment in modern physics, which utilizes modern spectroscopic methods and provides computational modeling of incandescent lamp spectra.
Cragside conservation officer Andrew Sawyer says: "Before Swan, gas light and oil lamps were a smelly way of providing light, but his incandescent lamp gave a clear, bright light and no noxious fumes.
The new lamp has a duration longer than an incandescent lamp and its power consumption is 135 W, versus some hundreds of Watts for a discharge lamp or 1000 W for a halogen lamp [13, 15].
With the proposed phasing out of inefficient halogen downlights (MR16s) in the foreseeable future, combined with the implementation of compact fluorescents (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs), (1) what sources of lighting will we be left with if the humble incandescent lamp (2) is also removed from our environment?
In the "Other" category, write-in answers included light pollution, health effects of exposure to light at night, truth in advertising, street lighting safety, licensing/certification/credentialing, liability, the incandescent lamp, and lighting quality.
Even at a minimum cost of Rs 5 per unit, a 15 watt fluorescent lamp will consume electricity worth Rs 600 over its life time while an incandescent lamp of 60 watts giving the same illumination will consume electricity of Rs 2,400 over its life.