ellipsoidal spotlight

noun

Definition of ellipsoidal spotlight

: a spotlight used in theatrical lighting that contains an ellipsoidal reflector and that is particularly designed for long throws and is more efficient than conventional spotlights, reflecting rays that others waste

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“Ellipsoidal spotlight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ellipsoidal%20spotlight. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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