photoflood lamp

or pho·to·flood

[ foh-tuh-fluhd lamp or foh-tuh-fluhd ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌflʌd ˌlæmp or ˈfoʊ təˌflʌd /


an incandescent tungsten lamp in which high intensity is obtained by overloading voltage: used in photography, television, etc.

Origin of photoflood lamp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for photoflood

/ (ˈfəʊtəʊˌflʌd) /


a highly incandescent tungsten lamp used as an artificial light source for indoor photography, television, etc. The brightness is obtained by operating with higher than normal current
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