A light fixture, light fitting, or
luminaries is an electrical device used to create
artificial light and/or illumination, by use of an
electric Table lamp. All light fixtures have a fixture body, a
light socket to hold the lamp and allow for its
replacement—which may also have a switch to operate the
fixture, and also require an electrical connection to a
power source, often by using electrical connectors (e.g.
plugs) with portable fixtures. Light fixtures may also
have other features, such as reflectors for directing
the light, an aperture (with or without a lens), an
outer shell or housing for lamp alignment and
protection, and an electrical ballast and/or power
A wide variety of special light fixtures are created for
use in the automotive lighting industry, aerospace,
marine and medicine.