One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A complete electric light unit (used especially in technical contexts)‘the wide spread of light reduces the number of luminaires required per installation’
- ‘The light-emitting surface was equipped with a translucent lens to diffuse the light and obscure the direct view of the individual fluorescent lamps suspended within the luminaire.’
- ‘It is important that building designers as well as those who maintain existing structures understand where to place luminaires and what kinds to specify.’
- ‘Use of low efficiency lighting should be very carefully restricted - as a general rule, no luminaire should be rated more than 100 watts.’
- ‘However, with properly selected luminaires and lamp wattages, along with electronic ballasts and carefully planned layouts, a typical open office lighting scheme might connect at 1.25 watts per square foot.’
- ‘Shielded lamps and indirect luminaires prevent the lighting installation from aggravating the problems of stress.’
- ‘Drag-and-drop tools for placing and positioning luminaires and other objects into 3D model spaces are much improved in this version, as is the interface for previewing materials.’
- ‘Each office was equipped with a ceiling-mounted infrared motion sensor, a dimmer switch at the door and a portable desktop dimmer switch to control two 3-lamp 18-cell parabolic luminaires.’
- ‘Oblique is an indirect luminaire, made in die-cast aluminium and fibreglass reinforced polyester resin, mounted on a 4m painted steel, stainless-steel, or an aluminium tapering pole.’
- ‘‘But cleaning luminaires has not been a high priority with many users as maintenance budgets are reduced,’ says Frank.’
- ‘Architects and designers can integrate these virtual luminaires into their own building simulations directly from the Internet through a drag and drop technique.’
- ‘Manufacturers of lighting components have indicated the use of luminaires, controls and other products that improve the efficiency of lighting systems can be enough to push performance beyond what's required.’
- ‘Designers use myriad combinations of light sources and luminaires to achieve this uniform visual effect.’
- ‘To ensure visual uniformity and light distribution, the quantity of luminaires are positioned to accommodate the changing plan and varying heights of the structure at each level.’
- ‘When concealed in the ceiling, the luminaire emits light through a slot at the ceiling's edge which is directed down onto the wall by mirror.’
- ‘The ducts diffuse and baffle the direct illumination of the fluorescent tubes to create a large scale luminaire.’
- ‘Students designed small luminaires that were integrated into a larger-scale installation called ‘LiteBEAM,’ a repetitive, luminous, suspended ceiling system.’
Early 20th century: from French.
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