Glossary

Spots

Spots are luminaires used mainly for directional lighting. They are available for use with reflector lamps or in designs with reflectors incorporated into the luminaire and can be mounted on ceilings, walls, power track, wires or rods. Spots for exterior lighting - including those in earth-spike designs - need a higher degree of protection. Spots are often rotatable and swivel-mounted.

Standard luminaires

Standard luminaires (also referred to as stand-alone luminaires) are non-static luminaires with shades, optical control materials or reflectors which direct the light in different directions according to their design. Uplights are suitable for indirect lighting.

Surface-mounted ceiling luminaires

Luminaires for mounting directly on the ceiling. The luminaire housing is visible.