pilot light

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pilot light

1. a small auxiliary flame that ignites the main burner of a gas appliance when the control valve opens
2. a small electric light used as an indicator

pilot light

[′pī·lət ‚līt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
A small, constantly burning flame used to ignite a gas burner.

pilot light

1. A light which is associated with and indicative of the operation of a circuit, control, or device.
2. A small flame (which burns constantly) used to ignite the burner in a gas appliance.
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WORCESTER - When San Jose general manager Doug Wilson was in town two weeks ago, the topic of veteran players came up, and at one point the GM said, "Sometimes, with veterans, the pilot light goes out.
These flat panel displays support both static and dynamic bitmap graphics and can replace discrete I/O devices like pushbuttons, pilot lights, ASCII displays, alarming and numeric entry and display.
Dual-fueled (or oi1-fired) boilers using natural gas pilot lights should be immediately upgraded to electronic ignition, or else a supply of bottled gas/propane kept available to maintain gas-fired ignition during pipeline disruptions.
Like thousands of pilot lights, this energy could heat the corona's base.
The apartment manager had gone into the vacant second-story apartment and used the six bug bombs at once, not following instructions that stated that pilot lights and other sources of ignition should be turned off, officials said.
In the kitchen, there is the enormous American refrigerator with its enormous freezer and the enormous stove with its pilot lights--a useless waste of gas in this country where people live without necessities and do not even have the equivalent gas consumed by pilot lights or any appliance to cook with.
Size, shape, color and function are all custom, and switches can be designed to operate one or multiple functions, with pilot lights available to indicate the operation of any function controlled by the unit.
Then remove the small cap or cover on the pilot lights and clean away any residue.
Next, Peoples Gas crews will visit each customer premise and insure natural gas service is restored, pilot lights will be re-lit and safety checks will be completed by a representative of Peoples Gas.
She said crews were going to customers' homes last night to help them re-light pilot lights.
No one was injured, but campers were roused and asked to shut off the pilot lights in their recreational vehicles because of a damaged propane tank.
Now we're a bit more careful about pilot lights and spraying foam just anywhere