luminous ceiling

luminous ceiling

1. A system in which the whole ceiling is translucent with lamps that are installed above and suspended from a structural ceiling.
See also: Ceiling
2. A lighting system in which the whole ceiling is translucent with lamps that are installed above and suspended from a structural ceiling.
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luminous ceiling

A ceiling area-lighting system comprising a continuous surface of transmitting material (of a diffusing or light-controlling character) with light sources mounted above it.
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The plate on the table sparkled in the rays which the luminous ceiling shed around, while the light was tempered and softened by exquisite paintings.
A luminous ceiling, decorated with light arabesques, shed a soft clear light over all the marvels accumulated in this museum.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the new lobby will feature marble flooring, pearlescent glass wall panels, and a luminous ceiling lit by energy-efficient LEDs to complement the original book-matched Travertine wall panels that will remain on the elevator cores.
* Great luminous ceiling: well detailed: floor patterning is noteworthy.
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A German company has come up with a dynamic luminous ceiling system for offices that can make workers feel as though they are working under the open sky.
The luminous ceiling of the cubicle, backlit with a battery of 54W T16 colored fluorescent lamps formed Layer -3 of the test environment.
He designed several different types of concrete block and was one of the first architects to realise a luminous ceiling. But he never had the opportunity to combine industrialised construction with social provision on the sort of scale he wished.
Praise deserves to be given for a recent cleaning and restoration of Birmingham University's magnificent Great Hall, with sparklingly pristine marble wall-linings and a breathtakingly luminous ceiling.
The writers were able to collaborate with the architect for the Neumann University Chapel to illuminate an architectural arrangement of floating panels against a midnight blue ceiling to create a luminous ceiling.
(We can think of this as a luminous ceiling.) The light emitted by the luminaires will directly illuminate the floor.