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Parts of lamps and lights

bulb

noun

a light bulb

dimmer

noun

an electrical switch that can change how bright a light is

filament

noun

the thin wire inside a light bulb

globe

noun

a round cover for a light

lampshade

noun

a cover fixed over a light to make it less bright

light bulb

noun

an object that produces light, especially one that fits into an electric light. A light bulb is often simply called a bulb.

light fitting

noun

the part of a light that is fixed to the wall or ceiling, where you put the light bulb

mantle

noun

a glass cover that you put over a flame to make a bright light

reflector

noun

an object that reflects light and shines when light shines onto it

sconce

noun

an object fixed to a wall for holding a light or a candle

socket

noun

a place where you can fit a light bulb

wick

noun

the part inside an oil lamp that burns to produce light or heat

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