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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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Incandescent bulbs last just 1,200 hours; compact fluorescents, 8,000 hours.
These days, fairy lights and garlands of lights are everywhere at Christmas, although technology has moved on and rather than being incandescent light bulbs many are now LEDs.
If you like the look and feel of incandescent light bulbs, don't worry.
Although Incandescent and CFLs process of producing light is very much similar, CFLs are much more efficient.
The program, run by government agencies to cut greenhouse gas emissions, goes on to explain that a standard incandescent bulb loses 90 percent of its electricity as heat, rather than light.
Pogue says LED bulbs last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and three times longer than CFLs.
4 btus/ hour, against 85 for incandescent bulbs, which get hot and contribute to heat build-up in a room.
Starting 2009, the EU imposed a phased ban on the sales of all kinds of incandescent lightbulbs.
Commission officials say China is globally major producer and user of incandescent bulbs, having produced 3.
GE's existing portfolio of LED bulbs includes a 13 W LED (60-watt incandescent replacement) and a 9W LED (40 W incandescent replacement), which was the first incandescent-shaped (A-19) LED in the world to earn Energy Star qualification.
GE's existing portfolio of LED bulbs includes a 13-watt LED (60-watt incandescent replacement) and a 9-watt LED (40-watt incandescent replacement), which was the first incandescent-shaped (A-19) LED in the world to earn Energy Star qualification.