From further down in the same document:
A luminaire is the lighting industry’s term for light fixture. A
luminaire consists of the housing, power supply (ballast), lamp,
reflector, and in some cases a lens. A lamp is the lighting industry’s
term for a light bulb. Luminaires can be designed to be recessed into
the ceiling, suspended by a rod or chain, or surface mounted
on the wall or ceiling.
A high efficacy luminaire is one that contains only high efficacy lamps
and must not contain a conventional (medium) screw-based socket.
Typically, high efficacy luminaires contain, pin-based sockets, like
compact or linear fluorescent lamp sockets, though other types such as
screw sockets specifically rated for high intensity discharge lamps
(like metal halide lamps) may also be eligible for exterior use.
Luminaires with modular components that allow conversion between
screw-based and pin-based sockets without changing the luminaire housing
or wiring shall not be considered high efficacy luminaires. These
requirements prevent low efficacy lamps being retrofitted in high
efficacy luminaires. Also, compact fluorescent luminaires with
permanently installed ballasts that are capable of operating a range of
lamp wattages, the highest operating input wattage of the rated
lamp/ballast combination must be use for determining the luminaire wattage.
There are two qualifying requirements for a high efficacy luminaire:
that the lumens per watt for the lamp be above a specified threshold and
that electronic ballasts be used in certain applications.
So, I guess the guy who decided to put those motion detectors in our
office building's bathrooms over ten years ago was way ahead of his
Well, if California was on the east coast, it would run from NYC to the
Georgia border. How much electricity is used in those 7 or so states in
(exclude the rest of NYS, since it is all north of NYC)
Megawatts (May 07)
California - 16,601
New Jersey - 4,550
Delaware - 481
Maryland - 3,855
North Carolina - 10,463
South Carolina - 7,908
Georgia - 12,571
Total - 26,253
This doesn't count New York (11,537), D.C. (~1), West Virginia (7,992), or
Funny guy, you hit a Canadian site and luminaire is the French word for a
light fixture. But to every cloud there is a silver ( probably mercury)
lining, I was actually looking for that site :o)
I wonder about my sanity, often but briefly :o) I KNOW I had been on
the website for San Jose, California, USA. I googled again, got to
California, turned left and ended up in Canada again :o)
Under "Kitchen and Bath Lighting", click on the "Residential T-24 Energy
Unfortunately the US NFPA found that same site.
Luminaire is the word they decided on for US light fixtures too.
It has been that way for the last few cycles.
I guess we should call them "freedom fixtures"
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