filament lamp


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filament lamp

[′fil·ə·mənt ‚lamp]
(electricity)
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incandescent lamp, incandescent filament lamp

incandescent lamp
A lamp from which light is emitted when a tungsten filament is heated to incandescence by an electric current.
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Thus they make an ideal adjustable light output source, and they have dramatically longer run times than conventional filament lamps.
Some early metal filament lamps used osmium, which was sought after for recycling because of its high price.
The LED lamps run at 5W each, rather than the 60W filament lamps, and are expected to last around 15 times longer.
Replace high-wattage filament lamps or tungsten halogen lamps with compact fluorescent lamps or metal halide lamps to make energy savings of 65-75 per cent and try to make the most of natural light.
The units are available with either filament lamps or a long life LED light source, which is ideal for applications where access or maintenance is difficult; it offers significantly lower life costs than traditional filament lamps.
The lighting for the house was initially powered by a small wind turbine with power storage via a battery set which provided adequate power to the then tungsten filament lamps. The house has subsequently been connected to the Cat centres own renewable energy grid.
In 1880 Armstrong had improved the system with 45 of the kinder incandescent carbon filament lamps invented by his Gateshead-based friend Joseph Swan, although only 37 could be used at any one time.
Product coverage: Discharge and Ultraviolet Lamps, Filament Lamps, Lighting Fixtures.
They still cost more than normal tungsten filament lamps but the fact they last 10 times as long means you will recoup the money and save energy."
Its simple energy-saving tips include buying compact fluorescent light bulbs as they are 80percent more energy efficient than filament lamps, checking that air conditioning temperatures match recommended standards and carrying out regular maintenance checks.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs are 80pc more energy efficient than filament lamps and in heavy use areas pay for the purchase cost within months.
Other performance characteristics include a viewing angle of 30 degrees, an operating temperature range of -25[degrees] C to 85[degrees]C and a resistance to shock and vibrations not afforded by traditional filament lamps. The series is rated for over 20,000 hours of continuous operation at 30 mA, compared to the typical life expectancy of only 2,000 hours for other commercially available devices.