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Filaments in light bulbs, specifically incandescent bulbs, are made of tungsten because tungsten has a high melting point and is able to withstand heat and corrosion. Tungsten is one of the most durable types of filament... More »

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The temperature of the filament of an incandescent light bulb is between approximately 2800 and 3700 Kelvin. This is somewhere between 4500 and 6200 degrees Fahrenheit. More »

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Tungsten is the element used in incandescent light bulb filaments, because it has a very high melting point. Tungsten is a metal with an atomic number of 74, and its atomic weight is 183.84 grams per mole. This metal has... More »

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Tungsten is the element used in incandescent light bulb filaments, because it has a very high melting point. Tungsten is a metal with an atomic number of 74, and its atomic weight is 183.84 grams per mole. This metal has... More »

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Incandescent light bulbs are filled with the element argon and the filaments are made of the metallic element tungsten. The argon in the bulb protects the filament from the surrounding air, which would otherwise oxidize ... More »

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An incandescent light bulb uses electricity to heat up a tungsten wire encased in a glass shell until it glows. Because this light source also gives off heat, it is often used in incubators and lava lamps and to speed th... More »

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A 60 watt type-A light bulb is an incandescent electric light source; it operates with 60 watts of power and has the traditional bulb shape that is categorized as type A. Incandescent bulbs use a tungsten filament that g... More »

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