Multi-tap

Integral Lighting

Answer

A transformer that has the ability to accommodate several voltages.

Parallel Run

Integral Lighting

Answer

A parallel run allows all fixtures to draw current independently of the other fixtures. When one light goes out, the others will stay on.

Photometrics

Integral Lighting

Answer

A measure of a fixture’s actual light output at various distances.

Power Supply

Integral Lighting

Answer

A power supply, otherwise known as a transformer, is generally used with low voltage lighting to “transform” or reduce line voltage to 12 volts. Without a transformer, the lamps would be subjected to excess voltage and would burn out immediately.

Resistance

Integral Lighting

Answer

Electrical pressure on the wire, impairing the flow of electricity.

Splice

Integral Lighting

Answer

To join together two or more wires by interweaving and applying a waterproof connection.

T

Integral Lighting

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A “T” consists of running a low voltage cable to a centralized zone, then running other cables off the “T” to fixtures. It equalizes voltage and removes the error of over exposure at the first lamp.

Transformer

Integral Lighting

Answer

A transformer, otherwise known as a power supply, is generally used with low voltage lighting to “transform” or reduce line voltage to 12 volts. Without a transformer, the lamps would be subjected to excess voltage and would burn out immediately.

Volt

Integral Lighting

Answer

Measures the pressure through a wire.

Voltage Drop

Integral Lighting

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The degree in which voltage is diminished, affecting lamp performance.