Klieg-light meaning

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A powerful carbon-arc lamp producing an intense light and used especially in making movies.
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A very bright, hot arc light used to light film sets.
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An intense carbon arc lamp used in cinematography.
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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

    From Wiktionary