Pronunciation: /ˈljuːmɒs/ lew-mos
Description: Creates a narrow beam of light that shines from the wand's tip, like a torch (US: flashlight).
Seen/mentioned: First seen in Chamber of Secrets and then constantly throughout the series.
Suggested etymology: Latin lumen meaning "light".
Notes: The counter spell, Nox, extinguishes the light. The caster of this spell can cast other spells while this spell is in effect.

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In honour of the final Harry Potter film being released and all of the films coming to an end I did my little tribute to them by making a little series (which I've wanted to start for a long time now, and will probably continue after the movie comes out anyway) of a bunch of spells and charms from the world of Harry Potter as well as a bunch of HP themed photos. you can view the rest here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chelseyriot/sets/72157627070914213/with/5927834505/

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