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Strike a Light

Synopsis
Describes the design, manufacture and marketing of light bulbs. Two components, the tungsten filament in the household bulb and the alumina tube in the high-pressure sodium vapour lamp, are used as examples to demonstrate the interdependence between product design, properties, processing and the underlying principles in successful materials selection.
Series
Materials: Engineering and Science, Course T203
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1990
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (VAT +p&p)
Notes
Formerly T201/01V.
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
electric lighting; electrical equipment; manufacturing technology; materials science

Credits

Producer
Pam Taylor; Philip Ashby

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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