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arc lamp

[′ärk ‚lamp]
(electricity)
An electric lamp in which the light is produced by an arc made when current flows through ionized gas between two electrodes. Also known as electric-arc lamp.
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Beyond being associated with such modernization, arc lights were used for indoor filming in the early days of the cinema, a coincidence that connects the arc light to acting and spectatorship.
He remarked how better results were achieved outdoors in summer at Finsen's institute than when patients were treated inside with arc lights, concluding that 'the difference is probably due to the tonic effects of the general exposure to the sun'.
Last night forensic officers were working under arc lights examining the scene at Denham, Bucks.
When Danny Tidwell leapt towards the arc lights and hung in the air for a long, surreal moment, the gasps in the audience were audible.
The verbal/physical imagery of Fugitive Kind accommodates the ambitious set: brooding cityscapes, arc lights, warning cathedral bells, and snow (atmospheric and hallucinogenic).
Started in 1879, with just eight arc lights, the illuminations are expected to attract more than 8 million visitors to the resort before they are switched off on November 4.
In the deepening twilight, tall arc lights bathe the yard in a faint illumination.
A current forced across an air gap can produce a bright spark, and arc lights had been introduced by Davy (see 1800) nearly three-quarters of a century before, but the light was harsh and the danger of fire was great.
Brush used arc lights for illumination rather than incandescent lamps.
While almost the entire village was drowned in darkness, Vijender's home shone brightly under arc lights.
ARC lights illuminate the cemetery night as the tragic Christopher Rochester case takes yet another twist.
The brutal killing of Sheela had brought the case into limelight, but the custodial death of the accused, Sampath, has now brought the role of the policemen into the media's arc lights.