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#106054 - 08/30/05 10:36 PM It's a "Fixture"  
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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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#106055 - 08/30/05 10:56 PM Re: It's a "Fixture"  
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Should say its been like that since 1974.


#106056 - 08/31/05 03:37 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"  
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Seems that was a bad year for electrical work, many more of simular vintage out there.


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#106057 - 09/02/05 06:47 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"  
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Yeah who came up with that whole " Luminaires " thing ? Its just a light fitting for chrissakes.


#106058 - 09/02/05 08:17 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"  
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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]


#106059 - 09/02/05 11:22 PM Re: It's a "Fixture"  
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Until it was added into Article 100, the term was defined in the following fine print note in the 1999 NEC.

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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 03:31 AM Re: It's a "Fixture"  
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I thought luminaires were the rich sales rep's who push light fixtures.



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