A luminaire recessed into a ceiling, so that its lower edge is flush with the ceiling, as compared with surface mounting.
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a lighting device usually located under the ceiling of a room. It has the appearance of a practically continuous surface consisting of one or more translucent panels behind which light sources are positioned.
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lighting fixture which is recessed into a ceiling so the lower edge of the fixture is flush with the ceiling.A
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