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The specific component of a lighting fixture that emits light. They generally come with standard bases that fit into the sockets found in compatible fixtures. Some lamps have built-in ballasts or drivers, while others are connected to an external one contained in the fixture.
An LED driver is a self contained power supply which regulates the power required for an LED or array of LEDs.
Acronym for light-emitting diode, a solid-state component that emits light when exposed to electric current. LED lighting represents the state-of-the-art in the industry, outclassing most other types of lighting in terms of energy efficiency, design flexibility and colors of light available.
A type of lighting fixture that offers superior energy efficiency, by using a specially-designed LED array and internal geometry. Integrated lighting fixtures are generally more efficient than lamp-based LED fixtures, but they make retrofits more expensive because the entire fixture must be replaced, not only the lamps and ballasts.
A style of lighting fixture that relies on Bulbs instead of LED Drivers. Sockets are user friendly and make it easy for customers to replace a dead bulb with any compatible brands.
Measurement unit for the lighting output of lamps or fixtures. The total lumens emitted and their spatial distribution are of paramount importance when creating appealing and luxurious indoor spaces. In lighting, lumens can be compared to miles traveled and watts can be compared to fuel consumption.
Measurement unit for the electric power consumption of lighting fixtures, or any other appliance that runs with electricity. In lighting, lumens can be compared to miles traveled and watts can be compared to fuel consumption.
The electric potential difference between two contacts. Voltage drives electric current through lighting fixtures and other appliances, just like pressure drives the flow of water in plumbing installations.
Although the correct technical term is correlated color temperature, it is often shortened to only color temperature. It is also important to note that the CCT is not the real operating temperature of a lamp - it is the temperature to which you would have to heat a black body to make it glow with the same color. For example, an LED bulb with a CCT of 5000K glows in the same color as a black body heated to a real temperature of 5000K, but the LED bulb itself does not reach that temperature.
A metric used to describe how faithfully a light source can render the true colors of objects and spaces, where natural light sources like the sun have a perfect index of 100. Using lamps with a high CRI value is very important in high-end interior design, as they enhance the visibility of décor and fine details.
A device that regulates the lighting output of a lamp by controlling the power supplied. Dimmers can be used to make indoor environments more customizable and personal, and are also useful to save energy. It is important to note that not all lamps are compatible with dimmers, and incompatible types may be damaged.
The intended use of a lighting product. Residential, retail, hospitality, healthcare and high-bay industrial are all examples of lighting applications.
Underwriters Laboratories, which means a product has been tested for fire safety and electrical safety.
California appliance regulations, combined with federal standards, set minimum efficiency levels for energy and water consumption in products, such as consumer electronics, household appliances, and plumbing equipment.
RoHS is a product level compliance based on the European Union's Directive 2002/95/EC, the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
A hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda, lime, and sometimes other ingredients and cooling rapidly
Any device serving as a source of illumination
A part that holds the shade to the lamp or fixture ; The fitter is the portion of the shade holder through which the glass lampshade actually passes and makes physical contact with the lamp.
A wall-mounted lighting fixture, which generally has a decorative purpose.
The part of a wall fixture that mounts to the wall.
Limbs that extend out from the core of the light fixture.
Lengths of lamp pipe used to suspend the pendant lighting or chandelier further from the ceiling to hang at the desired height. They are installed between the canopy of the fixture and the fixture itself. Typically, various lengths of downrod are included with a light fixture for a customizable height.
A unique ornament at the top or end of a light fixture; a threaded cap.