a very bright, hot arc light used to light film sets
also sp. kleig
Origin of klieg lightafter its inventors, Anton Kliegl (1872-1927) and his brother John (1869-1959), United States lighting engineers
A powerful carbon-arc lamp producing an intense light and used especially in making movies.
Origin of klieg lightAlteration of Klieglight, trademark for such a lamp, after John H. Kliegl, (1869–1959) and his brother Anton Tiberius, Kliegl, (1872–1927), German-born American lighting experts.
From "John H. Kliegl" and "Anton T. Kliegl", its inventors