SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V. (Eindhoven, NL)

An adjustable light fixture may comprise a housing with at least one wall which forms a first cavity, inside which is a top portion and a bottom end. The fixture can also further comprise a body comprising a first body portion and a second body part, where the body is movably disposed in the first cavity of the housing, and the body is designed to allow for a range of positions in relation to the housing. The light fixture with an adjustable position can also include an elastic device that is positioned between the body portion of the first and the second body part to move the first body portion against the top part of the housing and the second body portion against the bottom portion of the housing when the body is situated in each of the positions relative to the housing.

There are numerous options available for light fixtures. For instance, low profile lighting fixtures may be adjustable. There are certain situations in which adjustable light fixtures must meet certain standards in order to be used in specific conditions.

The disclosure generally refers to an adjustable lighting fixture. An adjustable light fixture may include a housing with at least one wall, that forms a first cavity. The housing could include a top or bottomend. An adjustable light fixture may also have a body with a first portion and a second portion. The housing has two bottom ends: a top and a bottom. A light fixture with an adjustable tilt can also comprise an elastic device situated between the two body portions. The device that is resilient pushes both the top and second portions against the bottom of the housing, based upon whether the body is located in one of these different positions.

These and other features, objects, features, and embodiments are evident from the following description and the claims that are appended.

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