indirect lighting

noun

Definition of 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 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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First Known Use of indirect lighting

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of indirect lighting was in 1922

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“Indirect lighting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indirect%20lighting. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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