luminaire


lu·mi·naire

noun \ˌlü-mə-ˈner\

Definition of LUMINAIRE

:  a complete lighting unit

Origin of LUMINAIRE

French, lamp, lighting
First Known Use: 1921

Rhymes with LUMINAIRE

luminaire

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Complete lighting unit, consisting of one or more lamps (bulbs or tubes that emit light), along with the socket and other parts that hold the lamp in place and protect it, wiring that connects the lamp to a power source, and a reflector that helps direct and distribute the light. Fluorescent fixtures usually have lenses or louvers to shield the lamp (thus reducing glare) and redirect the light emitted. Luminaires include both portable and ceiling- or wall-mounted fixtures.

Variants of LUMINAIRE

luminaire or light fixture

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