Author Topic: <-- why is this called a lamp, when it looks like a light bulb?  (Read 2681 times)

Kren

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Title says it all (almost)
Yes, lamps contain light bulbs, but even if this were the other way around (the picture being a lamp but the setting being called light bulb), it still wouldn't make sense since you can't see a light bulb looking head-on at a lamp.
I feel like I am splitting hairs, but it is just killing me because I have OCD and ADHD (no lie, I really am)

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Re: <-- why is this called a lamp, when it looks like a light bulb?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 04:16:31 PM »
... Hmm, I'm not sure... I didn't program the forums...

I did a quick google search. Apparently you're using the layman's definitions of "lamp" and "light bulb". Electricians call the light emitting device the "lamp", and the thing that holds the lamp is called the "lighting fixture".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamp_%28electrical_component%29

I usually call it a light bulb as well. I guess the people who programmed this forum are electricians.  ;)

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Re: <-- why is this called a lamp, when it looks like a light bulb?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 04:15:28 PM »
that explains the "simple machines"! :D :D
Double pun, bulbs are simple and if James had a say in it he would put dingo games only and no smf thing