cold-cathode tube

cold-cathode tube

[′kōld ′kath‚ōd ‚tüb]
(electronics)
An electron tube containing a cold cathode, such as a cold-cathode rectifier, mercury-pool rectifier, neon tube, phototube, or voltage regulator.
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incandescent lamp, cold-cathode tube) in terms of illuminant efficiency, there is a need for new technology for mass production of high-quality epitaxial wafers.
Edge-mounted cold-cathode tubes achieved this with a combination of diffusers and polarizers.
Matsushita found that the lighting equipment, which uses LEDs (DC24V 0.3A, 7.2W) and cold-cathode tubes (DC24V 0.2A, 4.8W), helps maintain the quality and freshness of flowers through photosynthesis.
Demand for LEDs for backlighting will grow rapidly as they replace cold-cathode tubes.