luminaire

noun
lu·​mi·​naire | \ ˌlü-mə-ˈner How to pronounce luminaire (audio) \

Definition of luminaire

: a complete lighting unit

Examples of luminaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Philips Hue The lights start at $50 for luminaires and go up to $280 for the Lily and its three accessories. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Philips Hue brings its smart light bulbs outdoors," 19 Mar. 2018 Finally, move in some midlevel luminaires—table lamps, floor lamps or sconces, ideally ones that are indirect and pleasantly passive. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Goodbye, Showy Chandeliers. Hello, Low-Key Lighting That Transforms Rooms," 25 Jan. 2019 The lights start at $50 for luminaires and go up to $280 for the Lily and its three accessories. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Philips Hue brings its smart light bulbs outdoors," 19 Mar. 2018 Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium will light up the night's sky on dark match-days after it was revealed the 60,000-seater structure will house 170 glass panels that posses multiple linear LED luminaires. SI.com, "PHOTO: Tottenham's New Stadium to Light Up the Sky as Exterior Lighting Plans Revealed," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of luminaire

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luminaire

French, lamp, lighting

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The first known use of luminaire was in 1921

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“Luminaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luminaire. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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