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Lighting & Design Glossary - G


Named for Italian scientist Luigi Galvani. A thin layer of metal (often zinc) is coated over a underlying ferrous metal (iron, steel) to keep it from rusting. Accomplished either by electrodeposition/electroplating or hot-dip galvanization.


A type of adjustable, bendy neck not unlike that of a goose. Typically used for task lighting with desk lamps.


A technique used particularly in landscape lighting. A spot or flood light is positioned to graze a surface (wall, tree), showing its texture and creating drama.

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