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  1. Lamp, Incandescent

    An electric lamp in which the light is produced by heating to whiteness a refractory conductor by the passage of a current of electricity. It is distinguished from an arc lamp (which etymologically is also an incandescent lamp) by the absence of any break in the continuity of its refractory conductor. Many different forms and methods of construction have been tried, but now all have settled into approximately the same type. The incandescent lamp consists of a small glass bulb, called the lamp-chamber, which is exhausted of air and hermetically sealed. It contains a filament of carbon, bent into a loop of more or less simple shape. This shape prevents any tensile strain upon the loop and also approximates to the outline of a regular flame.

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