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Summary: Identification of Lighting Symbols used in Electrical Construction for understanding Blueprints and Electrical Drawings.
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This list of lighting symbols will help you to identify these devices on the electrical blueprint or wiring diagram layout.

When performing any electrical wiring for any of these lighting devices, you will be able to identify the type and location of the various devices from this list of lighting symbols.

The listing includes a description of the commonly used devices that are represented by these lighting symbols.

The lighting symbols in this listing cover a wide range of typical home lighting fixtures along with the location where they may be found. The actual installation of some light fixtures may be vary due to the type of materials that are installed for the home construction project. It is very common that the positioning and layout of the electrical devices, especially lighting fixtures are not located with respect to the framing structure.

Lighting Symbols

Surface Ceiling Light Electrical Symbol Surface Ceiling Light
The surface ceiling light symbol may refer to a light fixture that is surface mounted in the center of a bedroom
Recessed Ceiling Light Electrical Symbol Recessed Ceiling Light
The recessed ceiling light symbol may refer to any variety of recessed light fixtures. Recessed light fixtures are commonly located in the kitchen.
Drop Cord Light Electrical Symbol Drop Cord Light
The drop cord light symbol may refer to a cord type light fixture which hangs down from the ceiling by a cord that is approved to withstand the weight of the light fixture.
Lindscape Light Electrical Symbol Landscape Light
The landscape light symbol refers to landscape light fixtures, such as light fixtures that illuminate a walkway, or accent a garden area.
Wall Light Electrical Symbol Wall Light
The wall light symbol refers to a wall mounted light fixture, such as a wall sconce which may be found in hallways and entryways.
Ceiling Fan Electrical Symbol Ceiling Fan
The ceiling fan symbols refers to a ceiling fan which is also referred to as a paddle fan. Ceiling fans may have light fixtures and are located in higher ceilings.
Multi-light Bar Electrical Symbol Multi-light Bar
The multi-light symbol refers to light fixtures that are commonly found over bathroom vanities where there is more than one light socket assembly which is attached to one fixture base.
Track Light Electrical Symbol Track Light
The track light symbol refers to a power track which is commonly surface mounted and may have one or more light fixture heads mounted to it.
Troffer Fluorescent Electrical Symbol Troffer Fluorescent Light
The troffer fluorescent light symbol refers to a light fixture that is laid into a t-bar ceiling grid which contains acoustical tiles. The troofers are also know as a drop in fixture. A typical troffer fixture is four feet long and two feet wide.
Surface Fluorescent Electrical Symbol Surface Fluorescent Light
The surface light fixture symbol refers to a ceiling mounted fluorescent light fixture which is available in various lengths. These light fixture commonly have a wrap around plastic prismatic lenses.

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