indirect lighting


: lighting in which the light emitted by a source is diffusely reflected (as by the ceiling)

Examples of indirect lighting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ceiling coffers conceal indirect lighting. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2021 Direct and indirect lighting can make sure your product is as flatteringly represented as possible while minimizing shadows and preserving a sense of naturality. Patrick Nycz, Forbes, 21 June 2022 The cabin ambience is rarefied, with HEPA filtration, optional fragrance dispenser and more indirect lighting than a Vincente Minnelli movie. Dan Neil, WSJ, 23 July 2021 African mahogany covers the ceiling, which is sloped here and there; indirect lighting casts a glow over the interior, outfitted with a handsome communal table. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indirect lighting was in 1922

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“Indirect lighting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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