Lamp Type

A lamp is a replaceable component, or bulb, which is designed to produce light from electricity, though, non-electric lamps also exist.

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Compact fluorescent A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube, is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent lamp; some types fit into light fixtures formerly used for incandescent lamps. The lamps use a tube which is curved or folded to fit into the space of an incandescent bulb, and a compact electronic ballast in the base of the lamp. N/A
Fluorescent A fluorescent lamp or a fluorescent tube is a low pressure mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light. An electric current in the gas excites mercury vapor which produces short-wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor coating on the inside of the bulb to glow. N/A
Halogen A halogen lamp is an incandescent lamp that has a small amount of a halogen such as iodine or bromine added. The combination of the halogen gas and the tungsten filament produces a halogen cycle chemical reaction which redeposits evaporated tungsten back onto the filament, increasing its life and maintaining the clarity of the envelope. N/A
High intensity discharge High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) are a type of electrical gas-discharge lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina arc tube. N/A
Incandescent An incandescent bulb is an electric light which produces light with a wire filament heated to a high temperature by an electric current passing through it, until it glows. N/A
Induction The internal electrodeless lamp or induction light is a gas discharge lamp in which the power required to generate light is transferred from outside the lamp envelope to the gas inside via an electric or magnetic field, in contrast with a typical gas discharge lamp that uses internal electrodes connected to the power supply by conductors that pass through the lamp envelope. N/A
Neon A neon lamp (also neon glow lamp) is a miniature gas discharge lamp. The lamp typically consists of a small glass capsule that contains a mixture of neon and other gases at a low pressure and two electrodes (an anode and a cathode). N/A
Photoluminescent Photoluminescent lighting is similar to self-luminous lighting, in that it does not use any energy, instead, photoluminescent matter emits light from the absorption of photons. N/A
Plasma Plasma lamps are a type of gas discharge lamp energized by radio frequency (RF) power. N/A
Self luminous Self-Luminous lighting is similar to photoluminescent lighting given that it does not use any energy, but self-luminous bulbs use gaseous matter. N/A
Solid state lighting Solid state lighting (SSL) include both light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies. N/A
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