Lamp vs Lighting - What's the difference?

lamp | lighting |

As an acronym lamp

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As a noun lighting is

the equipment used to provide illumination; the illumination so provided.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia lamp)


(en noun)
  • A device that generates heat, light or other radiation.
  • A device containing oil, burnt through a wick for illumination; an oil lamp.
  • A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light sockets.
  • Derived terms

    * Davy lamp * table lamp


    (en verb)
  • (slang) to hit, clout, belt, wallop
  • to hunt at night using a lamp; see lamping
  • (slang) to hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular
  • Anagrams



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    (wikipedia lighting) (en noun)
  • The equipment used to provide illumination; the illumination so provided.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania.
  • The act of activating such equipment, or of igniting a flame etc.
  • * 2012 , Andrew Pessin, Uncommon Sense (page 142)
  • We've observed plenty of strikings followed by lightings , so even if we should not say that the strikings cause the lightings, isn't it at least reasonable to predict, and to believe, that the next time we strike a match in similar conditions, it will be followed by a lighting?
  • The process of annealing metals.
  • (Webster 1913)