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As explained by wave-particle duality, light exhibits characteristics of both waves and particles. In the case of the photoelectric effect, light acts as particles, while in the case of the DeBroglie theorem, light acts as a wave. In sum, "wave" and "particles" are terms that can not be used to fully characterize light.
One specific example regarding how light can be wave and particle is the intensity. In the wave model, the intensity is the amplitude squared, but in the particle model the intensity is the number of photons. Hope this helps.
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