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It's a "Fixture" #121907
08/30/05 10:36 PM
08/30/05 10:36 PM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,265
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" [Linked Image]


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Re: It's a "Fixture" #121908
08/30/05 10:56 PM
08/30/05 10:56 PM
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 878
Should say its been like that since 1974.

Re: It's a "Fixture" #121909
08/31/05 03:37 AM
08/31/05 03:37 AM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
Seems that was a bad year for electrical work, many more of simular vintage out there.

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Re: It's a "Fixture" #121910
09/02/05 06:47 AM
09/02/05 06:47 AM
kiwi  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 354
christchurch new zealand
Yeah who came up with that whole " Luminaires " thing ? Its just a light fitting for chrissakes.

Re: It's a "Fixture" #121911
09/02/05 08:17 AM
09/02/05 08:17 AM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
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. [Linked Image]

Re: It's a "Fixture" #121912
09/02/05 11:22 PM
09/02/05 11:22 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
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.

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: It's a "Fixture" #121913
09/03/05 03:31 AM
09/03/05 03:31 AM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
I thought luminaires were the rich sales rep's who push light fixtures.


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