Let There Be Light

Adjective radiating light
Towers of effulgent jack-o-lanterns line the picturesque streets of Keene, New Hampshire, with more pumpkins aglow than there are inhabitants of the small town.
Noun emission of radiation, especially of visible light, by a substance
Curcumin, the main chemical in the curry spice turmeric, has fluorescence properties that researchers in Massachusetts are adapting for bomb detection.
Adjective reflecting light in bright sparkling flashes
Named for Hortense, the daughter of Napoleon’s stepchild, this glittering diamond has a crack. However, it is so steeped in French history and Napoleonic legend, that it retains its pricelessness despite the flaw.
Verb supply or brighten with light
A Norwegian town's bright idea is a shining example of ingenuity. Rjukan has installed a trio of giant mountain-top mirrors to illuminate the valley town's square during the cold, dark winter months.
Adjective emitting light not caused by heat
Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Piensa, the Dream's white, luminescent finish stands in stark contrast to the black coal underneath it.
Noun redirection of light that strikes a body or surface
Double rainbows are caused by a double reflection of sunlight inside the raindrops.
Verb deflect something, especially light
Hanging a bag of water in a doorway might stop flies from entering the room, as the refracted light, perceived by its thousands of eyes, sickens it.
Phrase make clear or supply additional information
shed light on
Upon his death, Albert Einstein's brain was photographed and dissected into 240 parts. Scientists are now looking through the material for anatomical quirks that would help shed light on the physicist's genius.
Verb to shine softly with wavering light
An aurora shimmers over Troy, New York, two days after the sun emitted a series of spectacular flares.