kind of arc lamp used as a studio light, 1921, from Bavarian-born U.S. engineers brothers Anton and John Kliegl, who invented it.
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So the klieg lights shifted to the glorious and not-so-distant past.Tatiana Sorokko Is the Queen of Vintage Couture
October 8, 2014
The West can keep attention focused on the Russian anti-gay crackdown, even after the Olympic klieg lights dim.Putin’s Post-Sochi LGBT Crackdown
February 24, 2014
The night he spoke in Charlotte, he took with him into the klieg lights a 69 percent approval—his highest rating ever.Obama, Clinton Scored Back to Back Home Runs With Their Speeches
September 8, 2012
Until he un-retires again because of boredom and missing the klieg lights and having a car trunk still stuffed with incense.Why the Lakers' Phil Jackson Is Overrated
May 12, 2011
After that, the campaign proved itself plenty worthy of the klieg lights.The 10 Biggest Wins
Samuel P. Jacobs
November 3, 2010
He approached the set on which two cameras stood trained at close range, with Klieg lights focussed.Linda Lee, Incorporated
Louis Joseph Vance
Little did I think when I acted under the Klieg lights that the fate of two continents would some day depend on this gift of mine.