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photoflood lamp

or pho·to·flood

[foh-tuh-fluhd lamp or foh-tuh-fluhd]
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  1. an incandescent tungsten lamp in which high intensity is obtained by overloading voltage: used in photography, television, etc.
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Origin of photoflood lamp

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  1. 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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