direct lighting


Definition of direct lighting

: lighting in which the greater part of the light goes directly from the source to the area lit

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Recent Examples on the Web Artificial light includes both direct lighting, such as street lights and commercial signs, and skyglow, a more diffuse illumination that spreads beyond urban centers and can be brighter than a full moon. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Fireflies are facing extinction due to habitat loss, pesticides and artificial light," 3 Feb. 2020 Some other graphical improvements coming to Minecraft, thanks to ray tracing, include direct lighting from the sun, more realistic shadows, and transparent materials like stained glass and water with reflection and refraction effects. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Minecraft will get ray tracing for Nvidia RTX graphics cards," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of direct lighting

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Direct lighting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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