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bihunsedap
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:37:35 PM

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This is a light.
This is a lamp.


Which word should we use?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:58:43 PM

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Lamp.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:02:23 PM

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No. "Lights are generally smaller, and refer to the illumination itself, rather than the container."

See: englishforums.com/English/DifferenceBetweenLights-Lamps/qwrpz/post.htm
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:20:04 AM

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Your example image is a lamp.
A lamp is an item which contains the source of light.
"Move the lamp closer to get better light!"

A light bulb is often called lamp. Try Google Image Search with both "light" and "lamp".


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
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