*This is just a comment that got too long to fit neatly in the comments section but still applies to the scope of this question.
IMO we don't want to be using too many extensions as tags regardless of the fact that they will popup in a search ignoring the prefixed period. Also, some of these are conjugated and make no sense as extensions making it even worse, like .blend-files for example.
Regardless, as there are multiple terms or similar words for most of the topics that can be discussed here, it makes sense to set the appropriate ones from now. I agree with Robert Cartaino on his comment that some of these spelling variations don't usually constitute adding a tag synonym for several reasons, one being that sometimes a tag should correlate with the tense or manner the accompanying question is phrased.
For one light could refer to lamps and their settings, while lighting could refer to best lighting techniques for product renders etc.