"Dioptric Floating Light. Elevation." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dioptric Light

"Dioptric Floating Light. Elevation." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Dioptric Floating Light. Horizontal Section." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dioptric Light

"Dioptric Floating Light. Horizontal Section." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

An illustration of an elderly man with a lantern.

Elderly Man with Lantern

An illustration of an elderly man with a lantern.

"aa is the mast, b tackle hook, c, c brass flanges for fixing parts of lantern together, e and g weather guards, h plate glass front of lantern, i shutter by which lamps are trimmed, k lamps, l silver reflector. Revolving catoptric apparatus was applied to floating lights in England, and M. Letourneau, in 1851, proposed to employ a number of sets of dioptric apparatus in one lantern." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Floating Lights

"aa is the mast, b tackle hook, c, c brass flanges for fixing parts of lantern together, e and g weather…

"The family of <em>Fulgorina</em> includes the <em>Lantern-flies</em>, of which a large species inhabiting Guiana, the <em>Fulgora laternaria</em>, is said to emit considerable light in the dark." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Lantern Fly

"The family of Fulgorina includes the Lantern-flies, of which a large species inhabiting…

A small lamp with an open flame.

Lamp

A small lamp with an open flame.

An electric arc lamp by Brush Electric Company. Arc lamps produce light by an electric or voltaic arc.

Arc Lamp

An electric arc lamp by Brush Electric Company. Arc lamps produce light by an electric or voltaic arc.

A headlamp is attached to the front of a bicycle while illuminating the road ahead specially when there is low visibility.

Bicycle Lamp

A headlamp is attached to the front of a bicycle while illuminating the road ahead specially when there…

A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may be used for signaling, or as general light sources for camping also to guide your path somewhere. In the older days it would have been used like a torch. Dim varieties are often used for decoration.

Cycle Lamp

A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may be used for signaling,…

An arc lamp or arc light is the general term for a class of lamps that produce light by an electric arc. The lamp consists of two electrodes, typically made of tungsten, which are separated by a gas.

Electric Arc Lamp

An arc lamp or arc light is the general term for a class of lamps that produce light by an electric…

Incandescent bulbs are made in a wide range of sizes and voltages, from 1.5 volts to about 300 volts. They require no external regulating equipment and have a low manufacturing cost, and work well on either alternating current or direct current.

Incandescent Lamp

Incandescent bulbs are made in a wide range of sizes and voltages, from 1.5 volts to about 300 volts.…

A lamp is a replaceable component such as an incandescent light bulb, which is designed to produce light from electricity. These components usually have a base of ceramic, metal, glass or plastic, which makes an electrical connection in the socket of a light fixture.

Device for Conducting Electricity Into Lamps

A lamp is a replaceable component such as an incandescent light bulb, which is designed to produce light…

A lantern is a portable lighting deice used to illuminate broad areas, in this case intended for use with bicycle riders. These may be used for signaling, or as general light sources for camping.

Bicycle Riding Lantern

A lantern is a portable lighting deice used to illuminate broad areas, in this case intended for use…

A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may be used for signaling, or as general light sources for camping.

Lantern Holder

A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate broad areas. Lanterns may be used for signaling,…

The earliest bicycle and car lights were powered by acetylene, generated in a carbide lamp, now almost unused except by cavers. They were dim and temperamental, and the arrival of battery lamps was welcomed.

Bicycle Lantern Illumination

The earliest bicycle and car lights were powered by acetylene, generated in a carbide lamp, now almost…

This collapsible magic lantern is an early form of a slide projector, also known as the ancestor of the modern slide projector; used for projecting images painted on glass with translucent colors. Composed of a light source which, in the early lanterns was candlestick. The magic lantern was also known a a light projector of a positive image from a glass plate. These images were used for lantern slides and were traditionally drawn or stenciled on. This lantern can collapse in on itself saving two and a half times its original size.

Collapsible Magic Lantern

This collapsible magic lantern is an early form of a slide projector, also known as the ancestor of…

An often portable case with transparent or translucent sides for holding and protecting a light.

Lighting Lantern

An often portable case with transparent or translucent sides for holding and protecting a light.

"The optical lantern is an instrument for projecting on a screen magnified images of transparent photographs, paintings, drawings, etc." &mdash; Avery, 1895

Optical lantern

"The optical lantern is an instrument for projecting on a screen magnified images of transparent photographs,…

A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate large areas. Common uses of lanterns are to signal and illuminate paths.

Spring Held Lantern

A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate large areas. Common uses of lanterns are…

"In later Greek, a lantern. Two bronze lanterns, constructed with nicety and skill, have been found in the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii. One of them is represented in the annexed woodcut. Its form is cylindrical. Within is a bronze lamp attached to the centre of the base, and provided with an extinguisher shown on the right hand of the lantern. The plates are of translucent horn. A front view of one of the two upright pillars is shown on the left hand." &mdash; Smith, 1873

Laterna

"In later Greek, a lantern. Two bronze lanterns, constructed with nicety and skill, have been found…

"Let a candle c, be placed on the inside of a box or tube, so that its light may pass through the plano-convex lens n, and strongly illuminate the object o. This object is generally a small transparent painting on a slip of glass, which slides through an opening in the tube. In order to show the figures in the erect position, these paintings are inverted, since their shadows are again inverted by the refraction of the convex lens m." &mdash;Comstock, 1850

Magic Lantern

"Let a candle c, be placed on the inside of a box or tube, so that its light may pass through the plano-convex…

A strange little man wearing a jacket, leggings, and pointy shoes holding a sword and a lantern. There is a rat with a long tail sitting above him.

Shocked Man Looking at a Smaller Man

A strange little man wearing a jacket, leggings, and pointy shoes holding a sword and a lantern. There…

A strange little man wearing a jacket, leggings, and pointy shoes holding a sword and a lantern. There is a rat with a long tail sitting above him.

Strange Little Man

A strange little man wearing a jacket, leggings, and pointy shoes holding a sword and a lantern. There…

From the well known nocturnal habits of moths, and the certainty of their being destroyed by a light, a cheap and effective mode of destroying them, shown in the annexed figure. It consists of a pan of viscid matter placed upon a stake, which is set in the field of cotton at suitable distances. A block of wood is placed in the center of the pan, upon which is placed a lighted glass lantern. The moths, being attracted by the light, dash against it and fall into the pan, and are thus destroyed before depositing their eggs upon the tender leaves of the growing plant.

Moth Lantern

From the well known nocturnal habits of moths, and the certainty of their being destroyed by a light,…

The part of lantern pendant knob is a French Renaissance design.

Part of Lantern Pendant Knob

The part of lantern pendant knob is a French Renaissance design.

A lamp used by the ancient Romans for light.

Roman Lamp

A lamp used by the ancient Romans for light.

"Railway Semaphore. a, lever, which operates both b, blade, and c, lantern." -Whitney, 1911

Railroad Semaphore

"Railway Semaphore. a, lever, which operates both b, blade, and c, lantern." -Whitney, 1911