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What word is the word "lamp" derived from?

(Language/Word/Meaning)

Greek, "lampas," torch.

1

What was the first demonstrated electric lamp?

Carbon-ARC Lamp

First demonstrated in 1801 by Sir Humphrey Davy, an English chemist.

2

Who were incandescent lamps developed by?

Incandescent lamps were independently developed by:
- Sir Joseph Swan (England)
- Thomas Edison (USA)

3

When did Edison patent his incandescent lamp?

1880

4

Fixture/Luminaire

(Definition)

Houses the light source and provides control over the light source.

5

Who made the first electric light bulb, when was it made, and what was wrong with it?

Sir Joseph Wilson Swan in 1860. The filament burned out too quickly.

6

The first light bulb that was demonstrated was demonstrated in the year ____ and was demonstrated by whom? What was wrong with the bulb?

1878, Sir Joseph Wilson Swan. Filament life still too short.

7

Swan's low-voltage, high-current invention is still used today in these applications.

- Flash lights
- Automobiles