photoflash lamp

photoflash lamp

[′fōd·ə‚flash ‚lamp]
(electricity)
A lamp consisting of a glass bulb filled with finely shredded aluminum foil in an atmosphere of oxygen; when the foil is ignited by a low-voltage dry cell, it burns with a burst of high-intensity light of short time duration and with definitely regulated time characteristics.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Special lamps: halogen tungsten lamp, high pressure sodium lamp, high pressure mercury lamp, metal halide lamp, photoflash lamp, spotlight, electric discharge lamp, arc lamp and ultraviolet and infrared ray lamps etc.