fluorescent lamp

noun

Definition of fluorescent lamp

  1. :  a usually tubular electric lamp having a coating of fluorescent material on its inner surface and containing mercury vapor whose bombardment by electrons from the cathode provides ultraviolet light which causes the material to emit visible light

1896

First Known Use of fluorescent lamp

1896


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