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arc light

Syllabification: arc light
(also arc lamp)

Definition of arc light in English:

noun

A light source using an electric arc.
Example sentences
  • The excitation source, a xenon arc lamp, provides a white light beam that is sent through a bandpass filter and reflected into a microscope objective through a dichroic filter.
  • In a series of experiments he showed that radiation from an electric arc lamp can have much the same effect on skin as sunlight.
  • As the group focused light from an arc lamp onto the back of the substrate, the absorbed light yielded temperature gradients at the surface of the fluid.

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