Electrical light


  • Schematic three-wire electric light circuits
    Schematic three-wire electric light circuits
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Electrical light a lamp whose light is produced by passing an electric current through a light bulb, especially an incandescent lamp.
    • Electrical light the light produced by a current of electricity which in passing through a resisting medium heats it to incandescence or burns it. See under Carbon.
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  • Napoleon Hill
    “Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Faith is like electricity. You can't see it, but you can see the light.”
  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich
    “If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as, Candle making industry threatened.”


In literature:

That is the historical point when electric lighting first loomed up as a giant possibility of the near future.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882" by Various
It was locked all right, but I noticed that the electric lights were burning.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
As she hesitated some one stepped from the shadow of a clump of bushes and confronted her under the electric light.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
When they came home his wife's mother sat under an electric light reading.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
They fly into the electric lights, and are killed in great numbers sometimes.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Light gleamed throughout, if not the light of day, the light of electrics.
"The Way of the Wind" by Zoe Anderson Norris
He blinked in the glare of the electric light.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
The house has electric lights.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
Once more in my room with the electric light turned on, I was shocked and astonished to see the expression on Sanderson's face.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
Redgrave switched on a couple of electric lights, and then pulled a lever attached to one of the side-walls.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith
The studio was lit up with electric light.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
And now some of the electric lights suddenly went out.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Electricity is transformable into magnetism; and, reciprocally, magnetism may change into electricity, into light.
"The Arena" by Various
Roma had turned on the electric light, but the glare oppressed the patient, and she switched it off again.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Electric light is exhibited from some buoys in the United States.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The study of electric lights on gloomy autumn days is wonderfully informing!
"Betty Trevor" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
Subdivision of electric light.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
I will go and fetch one for you; and you can turn on the electric light when it gets dark.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
He turned on the electric light as they entered.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
At the same time he dropped the electric light, which promptly went out as the spring was released, and the hold was in darkness.
"The Boy Scouts on the Yukon" by Ralph Victor

In poetry:

In winter I get up at night,
And dress by an electric light.
In summer, autumn, ay, and spring,
I have to do the self-same thing.
"A New York Child's Garden Of Verses" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Lean over me—ah so,—let fall
About my face and neck the shroud
That thrills me as a thunder-cloud
Full of strange lights, electrical.
"Lean Over Me" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Let in the light! from every age
Some gleams of garnered wisdom pour,
And, fixed on thought's electric page,
Wait all their radiance to restore.
"For The Dedication Of The New City Library, Boston" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And I have watched the electric cities glow
With their impersonal and hiding light
Where women with the masklike faces walked
The worn and human-hunting ways of night.
"For 1939" by Paul Engle
Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light
Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right!
It is the business of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan.
"Lord Finchley" by Hilaire Belloc
Harry, you know at night
The larks in Castle Alley
Sing from the attic's height
As if the electric light
Were the true sun above a summer valley:
Whistle, don't knock, to-night.
"To-Night" by Edward Thomas

In news:

Recently, Adobe also replaced all 24,000 LED lights with more efficient versions, which will save the company about $14,000 a year on its electric bill.
While the lights are back on for most after Wednesday's surprise snow storm, crews with one of the hardest hit electric utilities are still working to get power back to homes in rural Lane County.
Electricity Expected in Baldwin Lake This Afternoon (Update: Lights On.).
A yellow light for electric cars.
But those lights need power, and you may notice a difference in your electricity bill.
But now imagine a theater without recorded music, without amplified sound, without electric lights.
Corona Light's Electric Beach Concert Series moves this week to Playhouse Nightclub.
2012 Santa's Electric Light Parade.
Electric cylinders have proved to be an ideal replacement for pneumatic cylinders in light industrial applications.
IBM announced a major advance in the ability to use light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing.
Pressed to tighten budgets, save energy and create local jobs, Scottsburg Electric Utility in Indiana found a three-for with light-emitting plasma streetlights.
Are electric lights hurting your health.
After Edison's invention of electric light, that changed.
They may be colorful and pretty, but remember: At the end of the day, holiday lights are just another electrical appliance.
Salt Lake City police officer Lester Wire invented the electric traffic light in 1912.

In science:

The effect of random interact ion between the transverse electric field o f the light wave and the electr ic charge, which changes the transverse component of electron momentum.
Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology
When interact ing waves have temporal synchronism the value of the light wave electric field will be nonuniform along the electron beam.
Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology
D is the amplitude of light wave electric fie ld, e is the charge of an electron.
Quantum Physics and Nanotechnology
In their models, the quiet solution is obtained that the particles are put at equilibrium positions along the dipole magnetic field line and this picture would be valid if the plasma is set down fully inside the light cylinder and the magnetic field is larger than the electric field.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
But the deviation by the numerical error near the pole is significant if polar electric domes expand in the vicinity of the light cylinder.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
When the outflows go beyond the light cylinder, they move across the inner magnetic surface by the f rad × B drift and they become inflow by the quadrepole electric field in the vacuum region at the middle latitudes.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
The time evolution of the electric radiation field can be parameterized by as E(t, r) = E0 (t, r) exp[−iω t], where ω/2π is the light frequency and E0 (t, r)exp[−iω t] an amplitude function varying slowly on the scale of 2π/ω .
Coherent feedback from dissipation: the lasing mode volume of random lasers
Di , Dj are mass eigenstates of down-type quarks; we denote with di and Di light and exotic quarks, respectively and with AH the mass eigenstate of the colour- and electric-neutral gauge boson.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
The free electrons are then under effect of a drift field that helps them to escape recombination while they drift towards a region – the EL gap – where they are accelerated by a stronger electric field and excite but not ionize xenon atoms, which then de-excite producing secondary light (also 172 nm).
Results from the NEXT prototypes
The nearly critical modes which become light about Tc are electric Z (3) glueballs, or Polyakov loops.
Theory at Quark Matter '02
Photo-electric light curves of DF Tau in the U, B, V system.
Stochastic appearance in stars and high energy sources
Because of the rotation-nutation averaging, the grain will tend to polarize the light with electric vector either exactly perpendicular to J, or exactly parallel to J, depending on whether the grain on average has its “long” axis perpendicular to J, or parallel to J.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
Boosting with the velocity of light in the direction x3 results in zero electric and magnetic fields (since we “contract” the length of the magnetic field pointing in the third direction).
Diagonal D-branes in product spaces and their Penrose limits
In the case of light, the quantum mechanical position and momentum observables are played by the electric field: phase and amplitude quadratures.
Witnessing Entanglement of EPR States With Second-Order Interference
Here, q is the unit charge, c is the speed of light, ǫ0 is the vacuum electric permittivity, and R is the distance to an observer. n is a unit vector that points from the particles retarded position towards the observer.
Gamma-Ray Burst Synthetic Spectra from Collisionless Shock PIC Simulations