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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2017, 06:55:36 AM »
Is there a difference between 'overhead illumination' and 'ceiling illumination'? Which would be preferable?   :scratch:

ETA: Or 'overhead lighting'.
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2017, 07:28:25 AM »
"Overhead lighting" sounds the best to me.

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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #77 on: October 12, 2017, 07:37:06 AM »
Is there a difference between 'overhead illumination' and 'ceiling illumination'? Which would be preferable?   :scratch:

ETA: Or 'overhead lighting'.

Overhead lighting could be outdoors and not attached to a ceiling, for instance light from a lamp post.
Ceiling lighting is attached to the ceiling in a room, but one can have tall standard lamps that provide overhead lighting in a room. They would not be called ceiling lighting.

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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2017, 07:39:31 AM »
Is there a difference between 'overhead illumination' and 'ceiling illumination'? Which would be preferable?   :scratch:

ETA: Or 'overhead lighting'.

I agree with Davin and hermes2015. If you wish to specify that the illumination is coming from the ceiling rather than from a tall torchiere floor lamp for instance, you could say "ceiling-mounted illumination" though "ceiling-mounted lighting" is preferable in my opinion.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2017, 07:44:01 AM »
Is there a difference between 'overhead illumination' and 'ceiling illumination'? Which would be preferable?   :scratch:

ETA: Or 'overhead lighting'.

Are the lights fitted to or rdcessed into the ceiling or suspended from it or some kind of substructure? You could say, "Overhead illumination was provided by recessed ceiling lights"  but that is a bit clumsy. As Davin said, "Overhead lighting", whether qualified by type or not, covers all. Qualification might be needed for technical - recessed ceiling lights give clear overhead space for cranes etc, or decorative, cosmetic descriptive purposes. Recessed, sealed lighting can also be designed to be more easily and hygenically cleaned.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2017, 07:45:32 AM »
Thanks guys!  :thumbsup:

Are the lights fitted to or rdcessed into the ceiling or suspended from it or some kind of substructure? You could say, "Overhead illumination was provided by recessed ceiling lights"  but that is a bit clumsy. As Davin said, "Overhead lighting", whether qualified by type or not, covers all. Qualification might be needed for technical - recessed ceiling lights give clear overhead space for cranes etc, or decorative, cosmetic descriptive purposes. Recessed, sealed lighting can also be designed to be more easily and hygenically cleaned.

Simple fluorescent lights attached to the ceiling.
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2017, 09:08:24 AM »
Thanks guys!  :thumbsup:

Are the lights fitted to or rdcessed into the ceiling or suspended from it or some kind of substructure? You could say, "Overhead illumination was provided by recessed ceiling lights"  but that is a bit clumsy. As Davin said, "Overhead lighting", whether qualified by type or not, covers all. Qualification might be needed for technical - recessed ceiling lights give clear overhead space for cranes etc, or decorative, cosmetic descriptive purposes. Recessed, sealed lighting can also be designed to be more easily and hygenically cleaned.

Simple fluorescent lights attached to the ceiling.
Context important as well  :grin:
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2017, 09:09:06 AM »
Thanks guys!  :thumbsup:

Are the lights fitted to or rdcessed into the ceiling or suspended from it or some kind of substructure? You could say, "Overhead illumination was provided by recessed ceiling lights"  but that is a bit clumsy. As Davin said, "Overhead lighting", whether qualified by type or not, covers all. Qualification might be needed for technical - recessed ceiling lights give clear overhead space for cranes etc, or decorative, cosmetic descriptive purposes. Recessed, sealed lighting can also be designed to be more easily and hygenically cleaned.

Simple fluorescent lights attached to the ceiling.
Context important as well  :grin:

Yep, sorry about that.  :sidesmile:
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