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

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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, "Let There Be Light: A Smart Buyer’s Guide to Light Bulbs," 14 June 2019 The store was filled with innovations: electric arc lamps, elevators, pneumatic tubes to move money and receipts. Marc Levinson, WSJ, "‘Wanamaker’s Temple’ Review: Merchandise and Moral Uplift," 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, "9 ways to brighten a dark room," 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, "The Suite Life: Contemporary Style Meets Old World Charm At The Grand Ferdinand Hotel," 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, "Let There Be Light: A Smart Buyer’s Guide to Light Bulbs," 14 June 2019 The store was filled with innovations: electric arc lamps, elevators, pneumatic tubes to move money and receipts. Marc Levinson, WSJ, "‘Wanamaker’s Temple’ Review: Merchandise and Moral Uplift," 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, "9 ways to brighten a dark room," 26 June 2018 The room, which echoes the conservatory’s shape and connects to the parlor floor, has a quartzite island, basalt floor tiles and a gleaming, 1970s-style arc lamp. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Clinton Hill Mansion With a Rock ’n’ Roll History," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of arc lamp

1879, in the meaning defined above

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