Following are general definitions of some of the common terms used in the lighting industry as well as some of the terms we use in describing our products and techniques:

Dry Location – Interior locations.

Damp Location – Exterior locations where the fixture is not directly exposed to wet conditions such as a driven rain or snow.

Wet Location – Exterior locations where the fixture is directly exposed to wet conditions such as a driven rain or snow.

Watt – The unit used to measure power consumption of a lamp. Our fixtures are labeled with the maximum wattage that may be used.

Voltage – The measure of electrical power supply brought to the fixture by the building’s wiring. Typically, residential wiring is 120 volt while commercial wiring can be 120 or 277 volt. For a 277 volt power supply we can only provide compact fluorescent lamping in our fixtures.

Lumen – The unit used to measure the quantity of light output by a lamp. Since our fixtures are decorative in nature, we do not provide photometric data which describes the light output of our fixtures.

Lamp – Generic term for a light bulb of any type. Our fixtures are provided without lamps.

Lamp Life – The average rated life of a lamp in hours as provided by the lamp manufacturer.

Punching – Refers to hand-punched holes used for decoration and dramatic light patterns in our fixtures.

Distressed – A random texture that is hand-applied to surfaces of our metals.

Peened – A random, hand-applied texture achieved with a ball-peen hammer.

Tinning – On copper and brass, we use this technique to apply solder to the metal surface to achieve a pewter-like color in decorative patterns. It is usually bordered by punching around the tinned area.


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Care and Maintenance

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UL Listings

We provide Underwriters Laboratories (UL) labeling on most of our light fixtures for dry, damp or wet locations. These listings are applicable for both incandescent and compact fluorescent lamping in the United States and Canada.