Definition of mercury vapour lamp in English:

mercury vapour lamp

Line breaks: mer|cury va¦pour lamp

noun

A lamp in which light is produced by an electrical discharge through mercury vapour.
More example sentences
  • The source of far-UV light was a low-pressure mercury vapor lamp with an integral filter that provided more than 95% of the emitted radiation.
  • The light source was a pressure mercury vapour lamp, with an exciter and filters.
  • Photographs were taken with a light microscope equipped with a mercury vapour lamp and an Automatic Exposure Photomicrography unit.

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