down·​light | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌlīt How to pronounce downlight (audio) \

Definition of downlight

: a small spotlight set in a ceiling and directed downward

Examples of downlight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The burnished silver leaf metal pendants by Aerin for Visual Comfort provide gentle downlight, tie to the stools, and don’t stand out., 2 Apr. 2021 Philips also has other options including a downlight 5/6-inch light, smart LED bar lights, and decorative light strips. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2020 Though bright downlights can make cleanup easier, Mr. Kligerman adamantly prescribes mellow lighting during meals. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2019 This simple form can be modified to produce three varieties of light, a golden glow from the middle, an uplight and a downlight. Julie Lasky, New York Times, 5 May 2016

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First Known Use of downlight

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Downlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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