incandescent lamp


General Science

  • noun the most common form of light in the home, usually consisting of a glass bulb containing a wire filament that glows when electricity is passed through it


  • A lamp in which electricity heats a (tungsten) filament to incandescence, producing light.


  • A lamp which incorporates a filament, often made of tungsten or carbon, which emits brilliant visible light when heated by an electric current. Such a lamp is what is commonly referred to as a light bulb.