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Arc light

Also, arc lamp. a lamp in which the light source is a high-intensity electric arc either between carbon rods in air or between metal electrodes in a xenon gas atmosphere enclosed in a quartz bulb.
the light produced by such a lamp.
Historical Examples

Any arc light is affected by draughts of air and can even be blown out.
Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions Henry C. Horstmann

Do you know that you can make an arc light with two ordinary pencils?
Common Science Carleton W. Washburne

An arc light had sprung into being, and—he stopped with a gasp.
Mixed Faces Roy Norton

The arc light was too far up the street to be of use to her in this.
Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore Pauline Lester

I endeavored repeatedly to fuse zirconia, placing it in a cup or arc light carbon as indicated in Fig. 23.
Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency Nikola Tesla

Davy produced an arc light with a battery of four thousand cells.
The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns

The so-called mean spherical candle power of the arc light is about 510.
Physics Willis Eugene Tower

It must have been the arc light over the entrance which shines in from the angle.
The Reason Why Elinor Glyn

He made the suggestion that the arc light might be used for the disinfection of hospitals and railway carriages.
Makers of British Botany; a collection of biographies by living botanists Various

The arc light is the cheapest of all lights but is too dazzlingly bright for household purposes.
The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses John F. Woodhull

a light source in which an arc between two electrodes, usually carbon, produces intense white illumination Also called arc lamp


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