• (adj): Emitting light as a result of being heated.
    Example: "An incandescent bulb"
    Synonyms: candent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on incandescent, incandescents:

Alliance To Save Energy - Support of Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
... phases out the use of inefficient forms of incandescent light bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient lights, such as CFL, halogen incandescents, and LED lights ... higher than the purchase price of legacy incandescents ... result in lower life-cycle costs than their legacy incandescent counterparts ...
Alessandro Cruto
... the village of Sparta, who improved on Thomas Edisons incandescent light bulb ... technology - as well as Thomas Edison experiments to find a good filament for incandescent lights - he discovered that a Carbon filament treated with ethylene under high pressure ...
Christmas Lighting Technology - Incandescent Christmas Lights
... Incandescent light bulbs have been commonly used in Christmas lights until recently ... While incandescent light sets are less expensive to purchase than similar LED sets, the operating cost is significantly more ... The paint on the incandescent bulbs suffer from fading or flaking when exposed to weather ...
Flashlight - Incandescent
... Incandescent flashlights use incandescent light bulbs which consists of a glass bulb and a tungsten filament ... Some high-power incandescent flashlight use a halogen lamp where the bulb contains trace of halogen such as iodine or bromine to improve the life and efficacy of the bulb ... The light output of an incandescent lamp in a flashlight varies widely depending on the type of lamp ...
Aquarium Lighting - Freshwater
... Freshwater aquarium lighting is commonly provided by screw-in incandescent bulbs, fluorescent tubes and LED lamps ... Incandescent lighting is becoming less popular because it uses much more energy and produces more heat than the other lighting types ... lighting with a compatible screw-in base is frequently used as a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs ...

More definitions of "incandescent":

  • (adj): Characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance.
    Example: "An incandescent performance"

Famous quotes containing the word incandescent:

    I waited alone, in the company of orchids, roses and violets who—like people waiting beside you, but to whom you are unknown—maintained a silence which their individuality of living things rendered more imposing and in their chilly manner received the heat from an incandescent coal fire, preciously placed behind a crystal glass, in a white marble tub where it dropped, from time to time, its dangerous rubies.
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    Don’t think of yourself as an intestinal tract and tangle of nerves in the skull, that will not work unless you drink coffee. Think of yourself as incandescent power, illuminated perhaps and forever talked to by God and his messengers.... Think if Tiffany’s made a mosquito, how wonderful we would think it was!
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