Here at Brisbane Discount Lights and Taps, we know that there's a lot of technical jargon that you have to go through, so we've made this list of definitions so you can find out what everything means.




Lumens and watts: Lumens are the amount of light being outputted, while the wattage is the amount of power being used. For a more detailed guide on how to tell how bright and efficient a light is, click here.

Base of a bulb: The base of a bulb determines what it will fit in. To see our comprehensive guide on bulb bases, click here.

IP rating: The IP rating of a fitting determines how well it can handle water and dust. The IP rating gives you an indication of how dust-proof and water-proof something is. For a more detailed guide, click here.

Light technology: Over the years, there have been many different types of technology that powers our lights, from the standard incandescent to the power efficient LED that we have now. To get an idea of just how each technology type compares to each other, click here.



Airflow: The amount of air that the fan will push out. Usually this is in a measurement of m3/hour.

316 or 304 Stainless Steel: The quality of stainless steel used in the product. Read more about the difference between the two here.

AC and DC: AC fans are more common, being what most fans use for their motors. DC motors however are more efficient and usually result in a quieter and more powerful fan, while using less power than their AC counterparts.

Blade material: The blade of a fan can be made up of metal, timber or plastic. Metal fans will push out more airflow than timber ones, though timber fans are quieter. Plastic fans are the newest, and are usually the best of both worlds, being very powerful while being nice and quiet, though some will sacrifice a small amount of quietness to have more airflow.




Cartridge: The part of the tap that mixes the water and lets it flow through. This will usually have the most wear and tear, as it will have the most use out of the internal components.