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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

klieg′ light`(n.)

  1. a powerful type of arc light once widely used in motion-picture studios.

    Category: Motion Pictures

Origin of klieg light:

1925–30, Amer.; after the brothers J. H. Kliegl (1869–1959) and Anton Kliegl (1872–1927), German-born U.S. inventors

Princeton's WordNet

  1. klieg light(noun)

    carbon arc lamp that emits an intense light used in producing films

Wiktionary

  1. klieg light(Noun)

    An intense carbon arc lamp used in cinematography

  2. Origin: From "John H. Kliegl" and "Anton T. Kliegl", its inventors

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  1. Klieg light

    A Klieg light is an intense carbon arc lamp especially used in filmmaking. It is named after inventor John H. Kliegl and his brother Anton Tiberius Kliegl. Modern Klieg lights use a tungsten-halogen filament. They usually have a fresnel lens with a spherical reflector or an ellipsoidal reflector with a lens train containing two Plano Convex lens or a single step lens.

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