Due to its sensitivity and selectivity, luminescence detection is often the choice in a wide variety of analytical applications. However, until recently only one parameter of luminescence was being monitored in a single experiment, for example, emission spectra scanned at a fixed single excitation wavelength, and decay of luminescence observed at a single wavelength of excitation and emission. In this paper we will present some of the recent developments that provide multiparametric detection of luminescence phenomena, for example, a complete intensity map of phosphorescence, simultaneously, at multiple wavelengths of excitation and emission over time. Another area involves the use of polarized radiation in effecting luminescence detection. We will discuss the instrumentation and data analysis for these kinds of experiments.