direct lighting


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

Examples of direct lighting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enlarge / Instead of direct lighting, the Ioniq 6's LEDs project onto the door cards. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2022 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, 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, 19 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of direct lighting was in 1928

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“Direct lighting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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