A powerful carbon-arc lamp producing an intense light and used especially in making movies.
A very bright, hot arc light used to light film sets.
Origin of klieg-light
- Alteration 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 American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From "John H. Kliegl" and "Anton T. Kliegl", its inventors