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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting, Apr 14, 2008.


Is it "Lit" or "Lighted"

  1. Lit

    10 vote(s)
  2. Lighted

    2 vote(s)
  1. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    Ok I have always maintained that a property is well Lit.

    In Arizona I heard that a property that a property is well Lighted.

    What say you?
  2. sprinkler guy

    sprinkler guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 223


    Isn't a property well LIT when it is lighted properly? Some may say it is well lighted when lit properly, but I'm with you. Isn't Gregg an English major?
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    lighted is not quite a word... it is well light. not it is well lighted.
  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,112

    The house is well "LIT". The bee "LIGHTED" on a flower.
  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,933

    The house is LIT, not lighted.....unless it was lighted properly?

  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535

    Naw, my major was Creative Anomalies...

    I think it's lit, but is it "the bee lighted" or "the bee alighted?"

    alight2 [əˈlait] verb

    (with on) to settle or land on
    Example: The bird alighted on the fence. ​

    alight1 [əˈlait] verb — past tense, past participle aˈlighted

    to get down from or out of
    Example: to alight from a bus ​
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535

    Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary -


    Light\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lighted (-[e^]d) or Lit (l[i^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Lighting.] [AS. l[=y]htan, l[=i]htan, to shine. [root]122. See Light, n.]

    1. To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up.

    If a thousand candles be all lighted from one. --Hakewill.

    And the largest lamp is lit. --Macaulay.

    Absence might cure it, or a second mistress Light up another flame, and put out this. --Addison.

    2. To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up.

    Ah, hopeless, lasting flames ! like those that burn To light the dead. --Pope.

    One hundred years ago, to have lit this theater as brilliantly as it is now lighted would have cost, I suppose, fifty pounds. --F. Harrison.

    The sun has set, and Vesper, to supply His absent beams, has lighted up the sky. --Dryden.

    3. To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.

    His bishops lead him forth, and light him on. --Landor.

    Usage Note: Lighted and lit are equally acceptable as past tense and past participle of light. Both forms are also well established as adjectives: a lighted (or lit) candle.
  8. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,933

  9. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    My projects are properly illuminated.
  10. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    you crack me up Paul.:laugh:

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