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arc lamp
An electric light in which a current produces light when an arc traverses the gap between two incandescent electrodes in a container filled with a gas; such as, xenon.

Arc lamps are used to produce intense light; such as, in spotlights and to produce heat for welding.

This entry is located in the following unit: arc, arc-, arci-, arch, arch- (page 1)
electric arc lamp, electric-arc lamp, arc lamp
1. An electric lamp in which the light is produced by an arc made when current flows through ionized gas between two electrodes.
2. A general term for a class of lamps which produce light by an electric arc or a voltaic arc.

The lamp consists of two electrodes, typically made of tungsten, that are separated by a gas.

This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 5)