Trade Advantage Program

Lighting & Design Glossary - V

Vanity Light

A vanity light is a multi-light wall fixture that is used in bathrooms and powder rooms. On, we use the term "Bath Bar" instead. Vanity Lights are often installed above a mirror, but, in fact, they provide optimal lighting when placed vertical on both sides of a mirror.

Vaulted Ceiling

A ceiling with a notable slant/slope. A vaulted ceiling can have unequal sloping sides, a single sloping side, or a curved/arched slope. Often confused with cathedral ceilings, which must have equal sloping sides that follow the exact pitch of a roof.

A thin, decorative covering attached to another surface. In regards to furnishings, usually refers to a thin layer of finely grained wood glued on top of particle board or other non-decorative material.


From the Latin "vinum," or wine, due to its relationship to ethyl alcohol. Vinyl is any organic compound that contains a vinyl group (a derivative of ethene). When polymerized, a vinyl polymer, or plastic, is formed. The most common vinyl polymer is polyvinyl chloride (PVC), commonly used for plumbing pipes, door and window frames, clothing, music records, etc.


A measure of voltage, or "pressure", that pushes electrons along an electrical circuit. For example, the act of turning on a flashlight generates pressure that pushes a certain number of moving electrons (called "current" or "amperage", measured in amps) through a battery. Thus, a 1.5 volt battery tells you how much pressure is behind the moving current.

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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.