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

Definition of luminaire

: a complete lighting unit

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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 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 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., "PHOTO: Tottenham's New Stadium to Light Up the Sky as Exterior Lighting Plans Revealed," 26 Feb. 2018 Canadian electro-pop luminaire Lights released her fourth LP Skin & Earth back in September, but the music’s still coming to life in way uniquely her own. Chris Payne, Billboard, "#AlternativeFacts Podcast: How Lights Turned Her New Electro-Pop LP Into a Trailblazing Comic Book Series," 2 Nov. 2017

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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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