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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.

Greenguard Certified

Greenguard Certification helps manufacturers to produce--and consumers to buy--products for indoor use that have low to none chemical emissions. Products that are Greenguard certified have been determined to reduce indoor air pollution, thereby protecting human health and improving quality of life.

Some brands are excluded.

Alessi, Artek, Arteriors, Artkalia, Bambrella, BDI, Bernhardt Design, Blomus, Blu Dot, Calligaris, Cane-line, Carl Hansen, Cherner Chair Company, Chilewich, Copeland Furniture, Driade, dweLED, Ethnicraft, Fermob, Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting, FLOS, Fredrick Ramond, Gan Rugs, Greenington, Gus Modern, Heller, Herman Miller, Hinkley, Hubbardton Forge, Huppe, Iittala, Kartell, Kebe, Knoll, Lafer, Lafuma, Lechuza, Loll Designs, Loloi, Luceplan, Lyon Beton, Magis, Marset, Midj, Minka Aire Fans, Modern Fan Company, Modern Forms, Modloft, Modloft Black, Moooi Carpets, Nanimarquina, Nelson Bubble Lamps, Nomon, Petite Friture, QLOCKTWO, Roll & Hill, Secto Design, Teckell, Toulemonde Bochart, Visual Comfort, Vitra, Vondom, WAC Lighting, ZANEEN design. Some eligible brands may include items that do not qualify for this promotion. This list is subject to change at any time. All open-box, clearance, light bulbs and some sale items are also excluded from this offer. Cannot be combined with any other offers or past orders.

Discount does not apply to furniture, clearance or open-box items.