Salesforce Lightning a collection of tools and technologies behind Salesforce's Lightning Experience. It was made available with the '16 Winter release from Salesforce. Lightning includes:
Experience: Modern user interface optimized for speed.
Lightning App Builder: A drag and drop technology for fast and easy app building & customizations.
Lightning Component Framework: Components and extensions that allow you to build reusable components, customize the Salesforce1 Mobile App, and build standalone apps.
AppExchange for Components: Leverage over 50 partner components in the App Builder.
Design System: Style guides and modern enterprise UX best practices to build pixel perfect apps.
Lightning Connect: An integration tool that makes it easier for your Force.com app to consume data from any external source that conforms to the OData spec.
The Winter '16 release of Salesforce introduces the new Lightning Experience. Luminate CRM recommends the continued use of Salesforce classic as we work diligently to transform our application for compatibility with the Lightning Experience. An adoption timeline will be announced soon.
Please note that use of Lightning Components in your Salesforce instance will now require you to use the My Domain feature from Salesforce. Creating a custom domain for this purpose will require you to contact your CSM to ensure the custom domains are loaded for Luminate CRM for uninterrupted integration with Luminate Online. Please see the links below for more information.