Accent lighting: Accent lighting is used to highlight points of interest in and around the home. It’s commonly used to illuminate art, architectural design, shrubbery and flowers.
Ambient lighting: Ambient lighting is the lighting that is present naturally from outdoor light as it streams in through skylights, windows and doors.
Amperage: Amperage is a measure of the flow of electricity through an electrical device. It’s a function of the voltage times the resistance of the circuit. Electrical devices that are used to produce heat will have a higher amperage output.
Back lighting: When a light source is placed behind an object. It’s often used to create a silhouette effect.
Ballast: A ballast is a component of a gas discharge lamp and is usually installed in the fixture. Gas discharge lamps include fluorescent lamps and HID lamps. The ballast regulates and the amount of current in an electrical circuit.
Can light: A can light is a type of tubular fixture that is recessed into a ceiling so that the face of the bulb is level with or slightly above the ceiling surface.
Color temperature: Color temperature is the measurement of the perceived color of a lamp. Lamps with warm colors, such as reds and yellows, are on the lower end of the temperature scale. Lamps emitting blue and white colors are on the upper end of the color temperature scale.