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Lighting Basics: Types of Light Sources

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Lighting Basics: Types of Light Sources

What most people usually call bulbs or globes are known in the lighting industry as Light Sources or lamps. The original lamps were the Edison Bulbs, which are now available in LED, reviving the vintage look in an energy efficient LED. Today, most types of older technology lamps are being phased out and replace by LED. Some are still available though. Below are common types of lamps. Arc Lamp: Also called a discharge lamp, or an arc discharge lamp, this is a lightsource containing an arc. Compact Fluorescent (CFL): As the name indicates this is a smaller or more compact version of fluorescent...

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