Incandescent in a sentence as an adjective

In fact, even today most standard incandescent light bulbs are rated for 1,000 hours or less.

However, please do not say "this is enough for me" after you replace all your incandescent light bulbs with these.

It also generates a lot of waste: if you throw out an incandescent bulb, it's really just some glass and a little metal.

Reputable stores will make this clear --- and yes, it's a bit more complicated than just grabbing a random 100W incandescent bulb.

As part of his argument, he references a report he heard of claiming that kids gained 20 IQ points by switching back to incandescent bulbs.

He uses some other company that took a run at the "just like incandescent" market and apparently got beaten by Philips.

The incandescent light bulb widely used in the twentieth century produced relatively little blue light.

It's the color of incandescent bulbs, fire, and other popular sources of light, reflected off of a large variety of surfaces.

When I worked in CS research the sure fire way of making the Prof I worked for incandescent with rage was for someone from industry to start a comment with "In the real world...".

You might be able to get a similar effect to the naked eye, if you used a sound wave at/near the same frequency as your local mains electricity, under incandescent mains lighting.

A mobile has about the surface area of a 100W incandescent, so if charging is 90% efficient, your mobile would have to radiate about as much heat as such an incandescent would do in about 3 seconds.

The reason I believe that there is a conspiracy is that the technology to get a 10,000 hour incandescent bulb is fairly cheap & easy; you need a temperature compensating thermistor, AKA the Bulb-Miser [1].

Here's another question; what's the long-term effect of inspiring absolutely incandescent levels of loathing among "customers" who actually feel like severely exploited captives?

Well, what happens if you try to create a very bright incandescent lamp is that when pumping so much electricity through a filament and heating it up to incredible temperatures you'll actually start to evaporate the filament.

This is a common failure mode for incandescent bulbs, a part of the filament will get thinner due to evaporation and then the reduced thickness will increase resistance in that section, accelerating evaporation and eventually causing a break.

For example a spectrophotometer with bad but usable specs could probably be made as an arduino shield using a light tight box, an incandescent bulb, a log converter feeding the A/D of the arduino, and a glass prism sitting on a servo controlled by the arduino.

Sure, one of these theoretically replaces 20 incandescents and uses less electricity, but an incandescent light bulb is just a tiny tungsten wire + steel leads + glass + aluminium base + a drop of epoxy, all made in one factory with extraordinary efficiency that has been polished through 100 years of manufacturing.

Incandescent definitions


emitting light as a result of being heated; "an incandescent bulb"

See also: candent


characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance; "an incandescent performance"