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Silly thought.

A transducer, by definition, is a device that converts variations in one form of energy to another. An electric lamp converts electricity into visible light - the brightness may vary depending upon the electric potential applied.

Is it correct to state an Electric Lamp is a transducer?

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Hello Everyone, Doesn't Wikipedia & Google satisfy you..? –  Waffle's Crazy Peanut Sep 27 '12 at 13:52
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@CrazyBuddy: My apologies to all. When the thought occurred, I just went ahead & posted the query on here without further ado –  Everyone Sep 27 '12 at 19:02
    
Hello there Everyone... There's no necessary for apologies. But, Please be careful while posting good questions next time..! :) –  Waffle's Crazy Peanut Sep 27 '12 at 19:18
    
@Everyone: like Crazy Buddy said (or implied), it's not really a good idea to just post a question here as soon as it occurs to you. Take a bit of time to check standard references (Wikipedia, Google, etc.) first, and think about how you would try to answer the question yourself. That being said, I don't know that this is really a bad question... it might be off topic, but I'm not going to close it as such unless other people also think so. –  David Z Sep 27 '12 at 21:19
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closed as off topic by Qmechanic, David Z Sep 29 '12 at 23:21

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Strictly yes, a transducer converts one form of energy to another. It's more commonly used when you are converting some physical effect into electrical energy as in a sensor.

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I'd say YES. Please keep an eye on our best reference - Wikipedia for a list of commonly used Apps of Transducers

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