A device that produces light by means of an electric arc generated through electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent arc tube.  High-intensity discharge lamps, incandescent lamps and fluorescent lamps are typically used for outdoor lighting.

Lamp Lumen Depreciation

A factor used in lighting calculations to account for the light loss that takes place in a lamp due to the gradual decay in lumen output over a specified period of burning time.

Lens

A component of a luminaire used to redirect light to control the light distribution.  Lenses are composed of glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate materials.

Light Emitting Diode (LED)

A light source that becomes illuminated by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor material.

Light Loss Factor (LLF)

A product of several depreciation factors used in lighting design to predict a luminaires performance over a predetermined number of operating hours.  These factors include lamp lumen depreciation (LLD), luminaire dirt depreciation (LDD), atmospheric conditions, voltage regulation, maintenance procedures, etc.

Light Trespass

An encroachment of unwanted light, across property boundary lines, that may cause a nuisance or loss of privacy to neighboring properties.

Lighting Distribution

A luminaire classification system describing the lateral and vertical light projected or dispersed from a luminaire.  Typical roadway and area light luminaire classifications range from Type 1 to Type 5 lighting distributions.

Lumen

The unit of measurement for light output or luminous flux.

Luminaire (outdoor lighting fixture)

A luminaire is a complete electric light unit consisting of varying components assembled as a system to generate light, direct and/or diffuse light, house and protect the lighting components, and connect the lighting components to a power supply.

Luminaire Dirt Depreciation (LDD)

A factor used in lighting calculations to account for the light loss due to the accumulation of dirt on the luminaire. The LDD is contingent upon environment, cleaning schedules and the type of luminaire used.

Mounting Height

The vertical distance between the luminaire and the surface to be lighted. It includes both the pole length and the base above grade to which the pole is mounted.

Optical System

A component of a luminaire used to control light output or distribution.  A luminaire may consist of a lens, mirror, glass or plastic globe, or a combination of these components to control light.

Lighting Ordinances (Municipal)

Rules, regulations and codes enacted into law by local governing bodies that define outdoor lighting standards and submittal requirements. Ordinance rules are typically restricted by zoning classifications; residential, commercial and industrial.

Reflector

A specular or diffuse surface used to reflect or redirect light produced from a light source.

Refractor

A prismatic lens used to refract or change light direction produced from a light source.

Uniformity

A measure of how consistent or uniform lighting is distributed over a task area. Uniformity ratios are used in lighting design to improve the range of human vision. For example, observing an area with bright spots beneath outdoor lighting fixtures surrounded by dark spots is an indication of poor lighting uniformity.

Watt

a unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the rate of consumption of energy in an electric circuit.

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Acorn
Acorn
LED
Fixture Color: Black
Decorative Acorn
Decorative Acorn
LED
Fixture Color: Black
Flood
LED
Fixture Color: Black or Gray
Nema Head
Nema Head
LED
Fixture Color: Silver
Cobra
Cobra
High Pressure Sodium
Fixture Color: Black or Gray
LED Roadway
LED Roadway
LED
Fixture Color: Black or Gray
LED Area
LED Area
LED
Fixture Color: Black or Bronze
Colonial
Colonial
LED
Fixture Color: Black

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Wood
Wood*
Steel Roadway
Steel Roadway
Decorative Concrete
Decorative Concrete
Decorative Fiberglass
Decorative Fiberglass
Fiberglass Roadway
Fiberglass Roadway
Fiberglass
Fiberglass
Steel Parking lot
*Existing wooden utility poles compatible with fixture options

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