A light fixture is an electrical device used to create artificial light and/or illumination. A luminaire is a lighting fixture complete with the light source or lamp, the reflector for directing the light, an aperture (with or without a lens), the outer shell or housing for lamp alignment.
There are some wonderful lighting companies around, you can find lots of options at any lighting store. Some of my favorites are Curry, Visual Comfort, and Hudson. But, my all time favorite fixtures are vintage. They usually need to be rewired, but otherwise are very cool and have history . I also love artist who design light fixtures, and Ikea is always a great source as evidenced below. Have fun with lighting, it can illuminate and also be fabulous to look at.
|Ikea Daisy fixture.|
|found the perfect sphere at a clearance sale at the merchandise mart.|
|folk art fixture found in a funky shop|
|Two crystal star busts were found at a consignment shop, hanging above a kitchen island. I love the formal look of these.|
my lighting assistant makes a video