Definition of Neon lamp

1. Noun. A lamp consisting of a small gas-discharge tube containing neon at low pressure; luminescence is produced by the action of currents at high frequencies that are wrapped a few turns around the tube.

Exact synonyms: Neon Induction Lamp, Neon Tube
Generic synonyms: Lamp

Definition of Neon lamp

1. Noun. a small gas discharge lamp containing neon gas, sometimes with other noble gases to add colour ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neon Lamp

neomycin sulfate
neon fish
neon glow lamp
neon induction lamp
neon lamp (current term)
neon light
neon lighting
neon sign
neon signs
neon tetra
neon tetras
neon tube
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neonatal anaemia
neonatal apoplexy
neonatal arthritis of foals
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neonatal conjunctivitis

Literary usage of Neon lamp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Light's Labour's Lost: Policies for Energy-Efficient Lighting by Paul Waide, Satoshi Tanishima, International Energy Agency (2006)
"... develops the neon lamp. • !932:The first low-pressure sodium lamp is developed by Philips and used mainly for street lighting. ..."

2. Reference Spectra and Energy Levels for Neutral and Singly-Ionized Platinum (1992)
"... as for calibrating other satellite- and rocket-borne ultraviolet spectrometers. The use of a platinum/neon lamp as a source of reference wavelengths in ..."

3. Reports of the Department of Commerce and Labor 1904-1912: Report of the by Dept. of Commerce and Labor, United States (1912)
"Experience has shown that the neon lamp will be especially useful in interference measurements, and it is thought that its extended use, will increase the ..."

4. NIST at 100: Foundations for Progressedited by Raymond G. Kammer edited by Raymond G. Kammer (2001)
"... is credited with inventing the neon lamp and obtaining a patent, he did not display the technology in public until 1910. Today, the neon sign industry ..."

5. Precision Spectroscopy, Diode Lasers, and Optical Frequency Measuredited by Leo Hollberg edited by Leo Hollberg (2000)
"The laser's wavelength was tuned to the NO3 absorption line using a diode array spectrometer and a neon lamp as a wavelength reference. ..."

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