Waves in general have three properties: frequency (related to wavelength), amplitude, and speed. When referring to light as a wave, it's wavelength and speed are always referenced but never its amplitude, and I was wondering if light has a fixed amplitude for all wavelengths or if it changes. Sound waves, for example, get louder in two cases: when there's more of them (multiple speakers) or when the amplitude of the sound waves is increased (more volume). Obviously having more light waves (multiple light sources) will result in increased brightness, but can the amplitude of a light wave change as well? Since I've never heard the amplitude of a light wave referred to, plus the fact that higher frequency (shorter wavelength) light is referred to as more energetic, I was wondering if perhaps the intensity of light is only related to how much of it there is, and maybe the amplitude of a light wave is set. After all, how would a light wave of a given wavelength increase its amplitude? If an electron falls a greater distance, the light emitted won't be more intense, it will actually have a higher frequency, right? Thanks for clearing this up for me!