calcium light definition

  • noun:
    • See spotlight.
    • spotlight
    • a rigorous light created by the incandescence of a stick or basketball of lime into the flame of a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen fumes, or of air and coal gas; -- labeled as in addition Drummond light and lime light.
    • a lamp consisting of a flame inclined to a cylinder of lime with a lens to focus the light; formerly used for phase lighting effects
    • See limelight.
    • limelight
    • a rigorous light created by the incandescence of a stick or baseball of lime within the fire of a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen fumes, or of oxygen and coal-gas; -- labeled as additionally Drummond light and lime light.
    • a lamp comprising a flame fond of a cylinder of lime with a lens to focus the light; previously useful for stage illumination

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