incandescent light bulb


: a light bulb whose light is produced by the glow of a wire heated by an electric current

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Recent Examples on the Web The situation is a bit like holding a hot incandescent light bulb or a mug of boiling tea and, instead of suffering a burn having your hand flash-vaporize to a rapidly expanding cloud of plasma; that is, the available thermal energy is insufficient to do the deed. Popsci Staff, Popular Science, 27 Mar. 2024 When the phaseout of the incandescent light bulb, a go-to material for artists from Robert Rauschenberg to Felix Gonzalez-Torres, began in 2012, museums either amassed stockpiles of the old bulbs or found a reliable supplier. Evan Moffitt Daniel Terna, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 When the lights are on, the device is a pale green color, and the company says that the plastic housing can glow for up to eight hours when charged by various light sources (including incandescent light bulb, direct sunlight, or blacklight). Andrew Webster, The Verge, 28 Aug. 2023 Get ready to say goodbye to the once ubiquitous incandescent light bulb, pioneered by Thomas Edison more than a century ago. David Hamilton, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Aug. 2023 Edison patents the electric incandescent light bulb. George Petras, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 The device can generate heat ranging from roughly what an incandescent light bulb generates to what a hot toaster oven generates, about the difference between person at rest and one running a marathon. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 3 June 2023 At the end of July, the incandescent light bulb – patented by Thomas Edison in 1880 and a common fixture in American homes for more than a century – will pass into history. George Petras, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2023 The couple are keeping their feeder from freezing with a 7-watt incandescent light bulb in a small plastic bucket strapped to it. oregonlive, 24 Feb. 2023

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“Incandescent light bulb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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