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light

(Easy), adjective breezy, carefree, cushy, debonair, effortless, facile, lighthearted, manageable, not burdensome, not complex, not complicated, not difficult, not involved, nothing to it, painless, plain, simple, smooth, straightforward, uncomplicated

light

(Entertaining), adjective amusing, animated, beamish, bird-witted, blithe, blithesome, breezy, capricious, carefree, changeable, cheerful, cheery, comical, debonair, distracting, diverting, easygoing, elated, erratic, fickle, flighty, flyaway, free and easy, frivolous, gay, glad, gleeful, happy, happy as a lark, happy-go-lucky, humorous, impulsive, in good or high spirits, inconsequential, inconstant, insouciant, irresponsible, jaunty, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, jubilant, laughing, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, optimistic, out in left field, out to lunch, petty, pleasing, pleasurable, positive, recreative, riant, scatterbrained, skittish, smiling, sportive, sunny, superficial, trivial, unimportant, untroubled, upbeat, volatile, witty

light

(Weightless), adjective airy, buoyant, diluted, feathery, floatable, floating, fluffy, light as a feather, light as air, lighter than air, slender, slight, superficial, thin, unsubstantial, watered down

light

(Daylight), noun crack of dawn, dawn, day, daylight hours, daytime, starlight, sunbeam, sunrise, sunshine, sunup, visibility

light

(Illumination), noun beaming, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy, clearness, comprehension, effulgence, flood of light, fluorescence, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glitter, glow, glowing, incandescence, irradiation, knowledge, lambency, lightness, luminescence, luminosity, luminous energy, luminousness, luster, openness, publicity, radiance, radiation, sheen, shine, shining, sparkle, sunlight, understanding
Associated concepts: evidence coming to light, shine the light of law
See also: deft, frivolous, jocular, minimal, negligible, slight, subtle, trivial
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5 hours of pure-blue or puregreen bright light during the middle of the night.
It is a light, a special, magical light; and when she gave it to him, she said, "May it be a light to you in dark places when all other lights have gone out" (Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring [New York: Ballan-tine, 1954], 423.
Halogen lights produce a blue light by passing current through tungsten filament in a quartz bulb that contains halogen gas.
When it's dark, some light can go a long way,'' he said.
If you measure the speed of light, it will always be 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second--no matter how quickly you move toward the light source.
Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum at Fort Worth has a masterly combination of natural and artificial light, modulated by the building, and perfectly adjusted to the pictures it houses; it has been one of the most influential patterns for gallery lighting in the last four decades.
We recently conducted a research project in which the dining room provided only five foot-candles of light at the table, which is well below the 50 foot-candle recommendation.
You can't buy it, but you should be able to find a Verilux Happy Eyes floor lamp (around $120), which uses a 27-watt linear CFL bulb (with an expected life of 5,000 hours) to equal the light output of a 100- to 125-watt incandescent bulb.
Unless government aggressively pursues planning opportunities [near light-rail stations], light rail is pointless," says Rajiv Batra, an urban designer with the city of Hillsboro.
The SPE technology enables light-emitting sources to operate at a higher luminous efficacy where traditional phosphor, or downconversion materials such as photoluminescence polymers and/or organic films as defined by patent 5,966,393, are placed at locations remote from the photon-emitting solid-state inorganic light source.
In the United States, for instance, $55 billion worth of electricity--some 22 percent of the nation's total--goes annually to light homes and businesses.
Focal light or task lighting is a concentrated source of light with greater intensity than the background, bringing light to where the work is being done to improve visibility, such as fixtures or lamps placed over or near work areas - the kitchen sink, a desk or reading chair.