arc lamp

noun

Definition of arc lamp

: an electric lamp that produces light by an arc made when a current passes between two incandescent electrodes surrounded by gas

called also arc light

Examples of arc lamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rembaum sourced the vintage arc lamp in the living room from a dealer in Berlin. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 5 Sep. 2021 An arc light, or arc lamp, is a source of illumination created when electricity flows between two carbon electrodes. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 16 Apr. 2021 Pity the poor shopper who enters the light-bulb aisle ignorant of the evolutionary changes to Ole’ Tom’s electric arc lamp, as it was originally called. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 14 June 2019 The store was filled with innovations: electric arc lamps, elevators, pneumatic tubes to move money and receipts. Marc Levinson, WSJ, 28 Oct. 2018 From using far-reaching arc lamps to getting strategic with mirrors, ahead are the best hacks to drag the light in. Marlen Komar, Curbed, 26 June 2018 Taxidermy parrots from Maison Deyrolle and potted palm trees playfully nod to Hapsburg excess, while a polished chrome arc lamp provides a decisive dose of modern. Kari Costas, ELLE Decor, 20 Mar. 2018 Pity the poor shopper who enters the light-bulb aisle ignorant of the evolutionary changes to Ole’ Tom’s electric arc lamp, as it was originally called. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 14 June 2019 The store was filled with innovations: electric arc lamps, elevators, pneumatic tubes to move money and receipts. Marc Levinson, WSJ, 28 Oct. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of arc lamp

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Arc lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arc%20lamp. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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