lu·​mi·​naire ˌlü-mə-ˈner How to pronounce luminaire (audio)
: a complete lighting unit

Examples of luminaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web WiZ boasts a big selection of smart lighting options, from all shapes and sizes of bulbs and lamps to luminaires, string lights, and other outdoor products. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge, 26 Apr. 2023 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, 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, 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., 26 Feb. 2018

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Word History


French, lamp, lighting

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of luminaire was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Luminaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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