incandescent lamp

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incandescent lamp: 1 bulb containing gas, 2 filament, 3 connecting and supporting wires, 4 exhaust tube, 5 screw base, 6 base contact

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Recent Examples on the Web The business traces its roots to 1879, when Edison created the first practical commercial incandescent lamp. Rick Clough, Bloomberg.com, "GE Leaves Edison Further in the Past by Selling Lightbulb Unit," 7 June 2020 The 60-watt standard also takes effect nationwide Wednesday for many types of light bulbs, but not for five types: three-way incandescent lamps, shatter-resistant bulbs, floodlights, candelabra bulbs and incandescent reflector lamps. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Ruling allows California to start enforcing efficiency standards for light bulbs," 31 Dec. 2019 In 1880: Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp. oregonlive, "Catlin Cabel faces financial reckoning for abuse scandal: Morning Briefing for Monday, Jan. 27," 27 Jan. 2020 The suit challenges the rollbacks for five types of light bulbs: three-way incandescent lamps, shatter-resistant bulbs, floodlights, candelabra bulbs and incandescent reflector lamps. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Lighting industry withdraws challenge to California’s new bulb efficiency standards," 15 Jan. 2020 On President Barack Obama’s last day in office, the Energy Department issued regulations that widened standards for general service lamps and general service incandescent lamps. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Energy Department scraps light bulb standards set during Obama era," 6 Sep. 2019 On President Barack Obama’s last day in office, the Energy Department issued regulations that widened standards for general service lamps and general service incandescent lamps. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Energy Department scraps light bulb standards set during Obama era," 6 Sep. 2019 Fact: Edison invented a low volt DC system to power incandescent lamps, but there were drawbacks. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "The real story behind 'The Current War,' about Edison, Tesla and Westinghouse," 21 Oct. 2019 On President Barack Obama’s last day in office, the Energy Department issued regulations that widened standards for general service lamps and general service incandescent lamps. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Energy Department scraps light bulb standards set during Obama era," 6 Sep. 2019

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Incandescent lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incandescent%20lamp. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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