sodium-vapor lamp
noun Date: 1933 an electric lamp that contains sodium vapor and electrodes between which a luminous discharge takes place and that is used especially for lighting highways

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  • sodium-vapor lamp — [sō′dē əm vā′pər] n. a discharge lamp used for street lighting, fitted with two electrodes and filled with neon and sodium vapor, giving off a soft, yellow light …   English World dictionary

  • Sodium vapor lamp — A sodium vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp which uses sodium in an excited state to produce light. There are two varieties of such lamps: low pressure and high pressure . Low pressure sodium Low pressure sodium (LPS) lamps, also known as sodium… …   Wikipedia

  • sodium vapor lamp — natrio lempa statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. sodium discharge lamp; sodium vapor lamp; sodium vapour lamp vok. Natriumdampflampe, f rus. натриевая лампа, f pranc. lampe à vapeur de sodium, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • sodium-vapor lamp — noun lamp in which an electric current passed through a tube of sodium vapor makes a yellow light; used is street lighting • Syn: ↑sodium vapour lamp • Hypernyms: ↑lamp …   Useful english dictionary

  • sodium-vapor lamp — /soh dee euhm vay peuhr/, Elect. an electric lamp in which sodium vapor is activated by current passing between two electrodes, producing a yellow, glareless light: used on streets and highways. Also called sodium lamp. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sodium-vapor lamp — so′dium va por lamp n. elm an electric lamp in which sodium vapor is activated by current passing between two electrodes, producing a yellow, glareless light: used on streets and highways • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • sodium vapor lamp — noun a street lamp in which electricity is passed through sodium vapour to emit a yellow light Syn: sodium lamp …   Wiktionary

  • sodium-vapour lamp — noun lamp in which an electric current passed through a tube of sodium vapor makes a yellow light; used is street lighting • Syn: ↑sodium vapor lamp • Hypernyms: ↑lamp …   Useful english dictionary

  • sodium discharge lamp — natrio lempa statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. sodium discharge lamp; sodium vapor lamp; sodium vapour lamp vok. Natriumdampflampe, f rus. натриевая лампа, f pranc. lampe à vapeur de sodium, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • sodium vapour lamp — natrio lempa statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. sodium discharge lamp; sodium vapor lamp; sodium vapour lamp vok. Natriumdampflampe, f rus. натриевая лампа, f pranc. lampe à vapeur de sodium, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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