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tungsten lamp

an incandescent electric lamp in which the filament is made of tungsten.
1905-10 Unabridged
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  • The system response is calibrated by a tungsten lamp with known radiance.
  • Calibration against tungsten lamp-based uniform sources does not represent scenes remotely sensed.
British Dictionary definitions for tungsten lamp

tungsten lamp

a lamp in which light is produced by a tungsten filament heated to incandescence by an electric current. The glass bulb enclosing the filament contains a low pressure of inert gas, usually argon. Sometimes small amounts of a halogen, such as iodine, are added to improve the intensity (tungsten-halogen lamp)
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tungsten lamp in Science
tungsten lamp  
An incandescent electric lamp having a tungsten filament.
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