light source

Definitions of light source
  1. noun
    any device serving as a source of illumination
    synonyms: light
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    anchor light, riding lamp, riding light
    a light in the rigging of a ship that is riding at anchor
    blinker, flasher
    a light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages
    fairy light
    a small colored light used for decoration (especially at Christmas)
    flood, flood lamp, floodlight, photoflood
    light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
    headlamp, headlight
    a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive
    houselights
    lights that illuminate the audience's part of a theater or other auditorium
    jacklight
    a light used as a lure in hunting or fishing at night
    navigation light
    light on an airplane that indicates the plane's position and orientation; red light on the left (port) wing tip and green light on the right (starboard) wing tip
    night-light
    light (as a candle or small bulb) that burns in a bedroom at night (as for children or invalids)
    panel light
    a light to illuminate an instrument panel
    room light
    light that provides general illumination for a room
    sconce
    a candle or flaming torch secured in a sconce
    searchlight
    a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction
    running light, sidelight
    light carried by a boat that indicates the boat's direction; vessels at night carry a red light on the port bow and a green light on the starboard bow
    strip lighting
    light consisting of long tubes (instead of bulbs) that provide the illumination
    theater light
    any of various lights used in a theater
    torch
    a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
    flambeau
    a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)
    foglamp
    headlight that provides strong beam for use in foggy weather
    footlights
    theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
    type of:
    source of illumination
    any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation
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