Incandescent light bulb


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incandescent light bulb (Elec) a kind of lamp in which the light is produced by a thin filament of conducting material, now usually tungsten, but originally carbon, contained in a vacuum or an atmosphere of inert gas within a glass bulb, and heated to incandescence by an electric current. It was inventerd by Thomas Edison, and was once called the Edison lamp; -- called also incandescence lamp, and glowlamp. This is one of the two most common sources of electric light, the other being the fluorescent light fluorescent lamp or fluorescent bulb.
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In literature:

The place, a long and narrow compartment, was dimly lighted by small incandescent bulbs.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Say, fellows, Marconi has succeeded in lighting an incandescent bulb eight miles away without the use of a wire.
""Say Fellows--"" by Wade C. Smith
There were five lights on each side of the boat and each light had five incandescent bulbs, making fifty lights in all.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Through the drawn shade of one of these came the rays of incandescent bulbs which lighted the room.
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
One of the technicians began flipping other switches, and a bank of ordinary incandescent light bulbs came on, four at a time.
"With No Strings Attached" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)

In news:

Imperial Irrigation District customers can bring up to five used incandescent bulbs and receive five free compact fluorescent light bulb s at the exchanges.
The incandescent is likely to be replaced between 2012 and 2014 by new energy standards for light bulb s, under a bill signed by President George W Bush in 2007.
There will no longer be any regular incandescent light bulb manufactured in this country.
This month, the Tajik government banned the importation of incandescent light bulbs.
It's lights out for the standard 100-watt incandescent light bulb after new national energy-efficiency laws took effect Monday.
Switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to energy-efficient lighting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to save energy and money, according to Energy Trust of Oregon.
The warm white light produced is comparable in color to that of incandescent bulbs .
Customers who attend Rock the Bulb can exchange up to 15 of their old inefficient incandescent bulbs for the same number of free energy-saving bulbs , choosing from a variety of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and up to five LED bulbs .
More energy-efficient light bulbs , including compact fluorescent bulbs and bulbs illuminated by light emitting diodes, are pushing aside the incandescent bulb .
Rourke, vice president for system planning at ISO, said replacing incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent bulbs is the "easiest and least expensive" way to cut energy use.
The incandescent light bulbs, however, did no damage to healthy skin cells, which was consistent both with and without the nanoparticles.
In all the words in the front-page article on the demise of incandescent light bulbs, the word "mercury" was conspicuously missing.
The New York skyscraper is switching its iconic lights from incandescent bulbs to brighter and more energy efficient LEDs.
So widespread is the outrage over the absurd federal ban of Americans' familiar incandescent light bulbs that individual states are starting to act in defiance of the federal power grab.
A triumph for the "light bulb freedom" movement, which opposed the phaseout of traditional incandescent bulbs starting Jan 1, 2012, may turn out to be a hollow victory.

In science:

The first problem concerns the possibility of replacing dome stic lightning, that was then provided by the burning of gases, by d.c. electricity combined with the novel (at the time) incandescent light bulb patented by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) in 1880.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
The invention of the incandescent light bulb changes it all.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
Therefore, it is not reasonable to change the domestic lightning system from gas lamps to incandescent light bulbs powered by electricity.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age