Fixtures / luminaires

Looking for an energy-efficient light fixture?

A light fixture is a complete lighting unit that consists of:

  • a lamp (e.g. a bulb or fluorescent tube)
  • the fixture body and a socket to hold the lamp
  • wiring that connects the fixture to the electrical power source

A light fixture is also called a luminaire.

Detailed information for manufacturers

Additional information for retailers  

Fixture types

Fixtures can be portable or hard-wired. They include floor lamps, torchieres, table lamps and desk lamps, as well as ceiling and wall lights of all types—flush-mounted, chandelier, pendant, track and sconces, (including light kits on ceiling fans)—and function-focused products such as bathroom vanity, kitchen under-cabinet and outdoor porch lights.

Fixtures may be designed to work specifically with CFL or LED lamps, delivering energy savings.

In Canada, torchieres, and ceiling fans with integrated lights or light kits must meet minimum performance standards set by Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations.

Many types of fixtures may display the ENERGY STAR® symbol if the model qualifies as high efficiency.


Energy Star logo

ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures use one third or less of the energy of traditional fixtures, while distributing light more efficiently and evenly. They are available with energy-saving features such as dimming on some indoor models and automatic daylight shut-off and motion sensors on outdoor models. ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures carry a three-year warranty—triple the industry standard.

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The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency