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#106054 - 08/30/05 07:36 PM It's a "Fixture"
electure Offline

Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
This is a picture of one of the fixtures* I pulled down for replacement today, should not be too hard to see what is wrong.

*No, I am not going to call them "luminaires"


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#106055 - 08/30/05 07:56 PM Re: It's a "Fixture"
NORCAL Offline
Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 865
Should say its been like that since 1974.
#106056 - 08/31/05 12:37 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"
e57 Offline
Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2876
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Seems that was a bad year for electrical work, many more of simular vintage out there.
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#106057 - 09/02/05 03:47 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"
kiwi Offline
Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 354
Loc: christchurch new zealand
Yeah who came up with that whole " Luminaires " thing ? Its just a light fitting for chrissakes.
#106058 - 09/02/05 05:17 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7520
Loc: Norfolk, England
Yeah who came up with that whole " Luminaires " thing ?

I'm afraid you can blame my part of the world for that one. The term appeared in the 1980s.
#106059 - 09/02/05 08:22 PM Re: It's a "Fixture"
Joe Tedesco Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 2749
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Until it was added into Article 100, the term was defined in the following fine print note in the 1999 NEC.

410-1 FPN: The international term for a lighting fixture is luminaire and is defined as a complete lighting unit consisting of a lamp or lamps together with the parts designed to distribute the light, to position and protect the lamps, and to connect the lamps to the power supply.
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#106060 - 09/03/05 12:31 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"
macmikeman Offline
Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 717
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
I thought luminaires were the rich sales rep's who push light fixtures.

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