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Synonyms for bulb


Synonyms for bulb

a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure

electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)

anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop

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a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ

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Paper white narcissus is perhaps the easiest bulb to force into flower.
The light output is a huge improvement on the old incandescent bulbs banned by the EU seven years ago, which were just 5% energy efficient, meaning 95% of their energy was lost as heat.
And what about the potential in a country with 4 billion light bulb sockets?
Facility managers have dealt with lighting phase-outs before, with 100W (2012) and 75W (2013) bulbs in the past.
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More efficient: LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of incandescent or CFL).
IT'S business as usual for some local lighting shops despite an EU directive banning production of conventional bulbs.
Department of Energy announced that Philips Lighting North America had won its Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize in the 60-watt replacement bulb category.
It's a 60-watt bulb and it's only turned on for about four watts, but nobody knows why it keeps burning .
New incandescent halogen bulbs will be available when the law goes into effect, and they' look exactly the same as the current ones.
Osram Sylvania, a division of Siemens AG, said that in the interest of addressing consumer demand, it has introduced a 12-watt LED bulb that provides 810 lumens of light, making it the brightest LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent bulb on the market.
For the test, use a 100-watt incandescent bulb, a 23-watt compact fluorescent bulb and a 13-watt LED bulb.
The company, a world leading power-supply maker recently having diversified into LED-lighting manufacturing, estimated the LED bulb market would grow five to 10 folds globally in 2011.
14 -- Philips Lighting India, announced the Philips LED consumer bulb range for the Indian market.
In response to the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, which bans the use of incandescent light bulbs by the year 2014, General Electric has shut down its last factory in the United States that makes the incandescent light bulb.