Compact fluorescent lamp
Moore tube (Defunct)
"Ruhmkorff" lamp (Defunct)
High-intensity discharge lamp
Carbon arc lamp
Ceramic discharge metal-halide lamp
Hydrargyrum medium-arc iodide lamp
Xenon arc lamp
Neon and argon lamps
Xenon flash lamp
Carbon button lamp (Defunct)
Incandescent light bulb
Nernst lamp (Defunct)
Argand lamp (Defunct)
Carbide lamp (Defunct)
Betty lamp (Defunct)
Tilley lamp (Defunct)
Synchrotron light source
Sun (sunlight, solar radiation)
Nova / supernova / hypernova
Deep sky objects
Luminescence is emission of light by a substance not resulting from heat.
Chemiluminescence is light resulting from a chemical reaction.
Bioluminescence is light resulting from biochemical reaction by a living organism.Aequorea victoria
Electrochemiluminescence is light resulting from electrochemical reaction.
Crystalloluminescence is light produced during crystallization.
Electroluminescence is light resulting of an electric current passed through a substance.Light-emitting diodes
Organic light-emitting diodes
Polymer light-emitting diodes
Light-emitting electrochemical cell
Field-induced polymer electroluminescent
Gas dynamic laser
Quantum well laser
Cathodoluminescence is light resulting from a luminescent material being struck by the electrons.
Mechanoluminescence is light resulting from a mechanical action on a solid.Triboluminescence
Triboluminescence, a type of mechanoluminescence, is light generated when bonds in a material are broken when that material is scratched, crushed, or rubbed.Fractoluminescence
Fractoluminescence, a type of mechanoluminescence, is light generated when bonds in certain crystals are broken by fractures.Piezoluminescence
Piezoluminescence, a type of mechanoluminescence, is light produced by the action of pressure on certain solids.Sonoluminescence
Sonoluminescence, a type of mechanoluminescence, is light resulting from imploding bubbles in a liquid when excited by sound.
Photoluminescence is light resulting from absorption of photons.Fluorescence
Fluorescence, a type of photoluminescence, is the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation.Phosphorescence
Unlike fluorescence, a phosphorescent material does not immediately re-emit the radiation it absorbs.
Radioluminescence is light resulting from bombardment by ionizing radiation.
Thermoluminescence is light from the re-emission of absorbed energy when a substance is heated.
Cryoluminescence is the emission of light when an object is cooled.