Lighting Definitions U Through W
Throughout our lighting definitions series we’ve defined common lighting terms, as well as less popular lighting terms. Please join us as we discuss lighting terms beginning with the letters U through W.
Ultraviolet Light (UV) - Light that is shorter in wavelength and higher frequency than is visible light.
Undercabinet Lighting – Light fixtures that are usually placed under cabinets to provide task and accent lighting.
Valance Lighting – A fixture that is installed behind a horizontal shielding over a window or along a wall, from which light is distributed up and down.
Visibility – When something is perceived or seen by the eye.
Volt - A unit of electrical force or pressure.
Voltage – A measure of electrical potential, which is expressed in volts.
Voltage Drop – The difference in voltage measurement along a specific current
Wall Bracket – A sturdy metal arm that is attached to a wall, and is used to secure a luminaire to the wall
Warm Color – A color that is a mixture of yellow, orange and red
Wash – To provide illumination for a large area.
Wash Lighting – A form of lighting, which is used to highlight architectural designs or art in a room.
Watt - A unit of electrical power
Wattage - The amount of electricity used by one light bulb.
Wavelength – The distance between two points of a wave of light.
Wire Nut – A small piece of plastic that is attached to the bare, joined ends of wires to protect and insulate the connection.
As we reach the end of our lighting definitions series we hope you’ve learned a lot about lighting, the proper techniques used to light your home, as well as which lights to use to light your home. Are there any lighting terms that you’d like us to define? Challenge us and let us know with a comment.