Definition of Arc light

1. Noun. A lamp that produces light when electric current flows across the gap between two electrodes.

Exact synonyms: Arc Lamp
Specialized synonyms: Carbon Arc, Carbon Arc Lamp
Generic synonyms: Electric Lamp

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arc Light

arc-flash conjunctivitis
arc-hyperbolic function
arc-hyperbolic functions
arc lamp
arc lamps
arc light (current term)
arc of buehler
arc of riolan
arc perimeter
arc welding
arcade games

Literary usage of Arc light

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1899)
"This is perhaps one of the most important difficulties in arc-light photometry. ... Matthews points out, with a difference of color between the arc-light ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"The candle power of the arc light used was approximately 64. ... A small opaque screen was set up between the arc light and the cylinder, ..."

3. The Electrical Engineer (1893)
"The electric arc light is much nearer the light of the sun than any other artificial ... The arc light is invaluable when colours require matching, because, ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"At one time he spent a large part of the working hours of the day in the study of illumination by the arc light in connection with his work in the ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"An arrangement of switches to accomplish this would be exceedingly complicated, and arc- light boards are, therefore, of the plug variety. ..."

6. Transactions by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Institution of Public Health Engineers (Great Britain) (1883)
"In a colored mill one arc light will light the looms on seven hundred to fourteen hundred square feet of floor; but in a white mill the same light will be ..."

7. Electric Light Fitting: A Handbook for Working Electrical Engineers by John W. Urquhart (1898)
"arc light WIRING AND FITTING. A GREAT deal of the trouble that has ... The wonderful cheapness of the arc light, compared to the incandescent light, ..."

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