klieg-light

klieg light

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

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; named after the brothers J. H. Kliegl (1869–1959) and Anton Kliegl (1872–1927), German-born American inventors; final l of Kliegl probably taken as initial l of light

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klieg light (kliːɡ)
 
n
an intense carbon-arc light used for illumination in producing films
 
[C20: named after John H. Kliegl (1869--1959) and his brother Anton (1872--1927), German-born American inventors in the field of lighting]

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