fluorescent lamp

fluorescent lamp
fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube
a glass tube coated on the inside with a fluorescent substance that gives off a bright light (fluorescent light) when a vapor, usually mercury vapor, in the tube is acted upon by a stream of electrons from the cathode

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