Wall wash downlighter

French translation: Une applique murale

01:42 Jul 7, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Wall wash downlighter
This is a light attached to the wall which reflects the light onto the wall. Equivalent in French?
Dominique
French translation:Une applique murale
Explanation:
Dominique,

If you refer to a “wall-mounted luminaire/ light”, this is called an “une applique” or “une applique murale”.

Now, a downlight being a lighting unit that directs the light downward and can be surface mounted, the French equivalent would be “un luminaire à éclairage dirigé vers le bas” ou “un luminaire éclairant vers le bas”.

The first instance (“applique”) is more commonly used.

Vincent

Source: [Office de la langue française, 1995]



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1 hr
Une applique murale


Explanation:
Dominique,

If you refer to a “wall-mounted luminaire/ light”, this is called an “une applique” or “une applique murale”.

Now, a downlight being a lighting unit that directs the light downward and can be surface mounted, the French equivalent would be “un luminaire à éclairage dirigé vers le bas” ou “un luminaire éclairant vers le bas”.

The first instance (“applique”) is more commonly used.

Vincent

Source: [Office de la langue française, 1995]





Vincent MAELSTAF (X)
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1 hr
applique murale


Explanation:
You could also say applique murale d'éclairage if it really has to be very explicit, but normally not necessary as une applique is always for this purpose
Good work !
Karin

Karin Dyson
Local time: 03:41
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
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