Short-Arc Lamp

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A discharge lamp in which the distance between the electrodes is small (of the order 1 to 10mm).


Note: This type of lamp (mercury or xenon for example) is generally of a high or extra high pressure.

Short-arc lamps are also called Compact-Source Arc Discharge Lamps and are particularly suitable as a light source in optical apparatus for the production of narrow beams.

Reference: C.I.E. (modified)




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

Contrast

Celsius (previously Centigrade)

Capacitance

charge current

Intensity

Illuminance

Energy

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