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emission

 [e-mish´un]
1. a discharge.
2. an involuntary discharge of semen.
nocturnal emission reflex emission of semen during sleep.
thermionic emission the application of heat, such as to a filament, resulting in the emission of electrons and ions.

incandescent

Etymology: L, incandescere, to begin to glow
hot to the point of glowing or emitting intense light rays, as an incandescent light bulb.

incandescent

(ĭn″kăn-dĕs′ĕnt) [L. incandescere, to glow]
Glowing with light; white hot.
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Newer LED bulbs are branded as "soft white" or "warm white" and glow like old-fashioned incandescents.
Although it is generally recognized that LEDs are inherently dimmable and controllable, it is much more difficult to get the same results dimming LEDs as those expected with incandescent bulbs.
CFLs, one of the most popular replacements for incandescent bulbs, have changed dramatically with recent technological improvements.
Another option is incandescent halogen bulbs, which are not as efficient as CFLs or LEDs, but are making steps to become more efficient.
The Department of Energy says a 60-watt incandescent bulb burning six hours a day has a lifespan of 2,000 hours, whereas a LED bulb producing the same amount of light and consuming only 10-12 watts will last 25,000 hours or more.
More efficient: LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of incandescent or CFL).
Commission officials say phasing out incandescent bulbs will help accelerate improvement of China's lighting technology and structural upgrade of China's lighting industry, as well as achieve reducing CO2 emission and energy consumption as set in the 12th Five Year Plan.
The first phase of the law went into effect on January 1, banning the making or importing of 100- watt bulbs unless they are at least 25% more efficient than conventional incandescent bulbs.
Washington, Feb 2 ( ANI ): Researchers are now headed towards building energy efficient organic LED (OLED) lights that could rival incandescent bulbs in white-light colour quality.
Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,100-watt (W) incandescent light bulbs are being phased out beginning October 2012* in favor of more energy efficient alternatives.
Phillips will discontinue the production of its 75-watt incandescent lamps as of January next year in a drive to continue its efforts to phase out the inefficient bulbs.
1,700 per bulb if they use fluorescent light (10 hours a day) instead of using a normal incandescent bulb without compromising on illumination.