carbon-arc lamp

carbon-arc lamp

[¦kär·bən ¦ärk ′lamp]
(electricity)
An arc lamp in which an electric current flows between two electrodes of pure carbon, with incandescence at one or both electrodes and some light from the luminescence of the arc.

carbon-arc lamp

A high-intensity electric-discharge lamp employing an arc discharge between carbon electrodes.
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7 Mike and Doug Starn, "Gravity of Light" (Fargfabriken, Kunsthalle, Stockholm) The Starn brothers place a sun at the center of their own artistic universe: A looming carbon-arc lamp, sizzling and snapping, some relic of Victorian science, searingly illuminates a room ringed with works exploring the meanings of light and darkness.