Lighting Definitions S Through T
There are only a few more posts left in our lighting definitions series! Throughout the past few months, we hope you’ve been learning a lot about lighting, and we can’t wait to teach you more!
Sconce - A wall fixture, which usually points light upwards and can be used to provide a room with ambient or decorative lighting.
Semi-Flush Mount - Unlike flush mount fixtures, which attach directly to the ceiling, semi-flush lights leave space between the fixture and the ceiling.
Specialty Lighting - Refers to a broad group of lights, including line and low voltage strip lights, special display lighting, controlled lighting, etc.
Spotlight - A fixture that is used to light a small area, such as a driveway or backyard patio.
Stray Light - Light that falls away from the area where it is needed or supposed to be directed.
Swing Arm Lamps - Often used on a table, floor or wall fixture, swing arm lamps have a pivoting arm and a stationary base, allowing users to easily adjust the light.
Switch Leg - The wiring that connects the light switch output to the fixture.
T-Lamp - A tube shaped lamp, available in incandescent, halogen or florescent.
Table Lamps - The most common type of light fixtures, which are also referred to as portables.
Task Lighting - Light that is directed towards a specific surface or area, and is designed to provide light for a specific task.
Torchiere - A floor lamp featuring a decorative glass shade.
Track Lighting - Lights that run along a narrow, wall or ceiling-mounted metal track.
Transformer - An electrical device used to raise or lower the electric voltage.
Troffer - A recessed fluorescent fixture, which is often used in rooms with suspended ceilings.
Tungsten-Halogen Lamp - A gas filled tungsten incandescent lamp, which also includes portions of halogen.
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