a lamp that emits light due to the glowing of a heated material, especially the common device in which a tungsten filament enclosed within an evacuated glass bulb is rendered luminous by the passage of an electric current through it.
- Compare fluorescent lamp.
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How to use incandescent lamp in a sentence
Pieces of platinum that will serve very nicely for the purpose may be obtained from an old incandescent lamp.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The experiments and endeavors that brought this result constitute the story of the incandescent lamp.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
They were made of wood, lined with asbestos, and were lighted inside with an incandescent lamp.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
Edison, in common with others, turned his attention to the subject, and took up the neglected incandescent lamp.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
An incandescent lamp was screwed into one of the walls, and there was a door in each bulkhead at the ends of the room.Motor Matt's Peril, or, Cast Away in the Bahamas | Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for incandescent lamp
a source of light that contains a heated solid, such as an electrically heated filament
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Scientific definitions for incandescent lamp
A lamp that produces light by heating up a filament of wire inside a bulb with an electric current, causing incandescence. The glass bulb containing the filament is filled with a nonreactive gas, such as argon, to prevent the wire from burning. Compare fluorescent lamp.
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