Bactericidal Lamp

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bactericidal Lamp

 

a low-pressure (several millimeters of mercury) gas-discharge mercury lamp with a power of 15–30 watts, with a uviol glass tube; used for the disinfection with ultraviolet rays (wavelength 253 angstroms) of air in rooms, articles of everyday use, water, and so on, and for therapeutic purposes.

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