incandescent lamp

noun

Illustration of incandescent lamp

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

Examples of incandescent lamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp. Chicago Tribune, 27 Jan. 2024 One of its goals was to increase energy efficiency, which included new standards for household appliances and incandescent lamps. George Petras, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 LEDs are much more efficient, requiring less than 25% of the energy consumed by an incandescent lamp. Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2022 The business traces its roots to 1879, when Edison created the first practical commercial incandescent lamp. Rick Clough, Bloomberg.com, 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, 31 Dec. 2019 In 1880: Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp. oregonlive, 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, 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, 6 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of incandescent lamp was in 1881

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“Incandescent lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incandescent%20lamp. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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