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indirect lighting

noun
1.
reflected or diffused light, used especially in interiors to avoid glare or shadows.
Origin of indirect lighting
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the Web for indirect lighting
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  • The indirect lighting system in the instrument room went on silently.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
  • It is not indirect lighting; the ceiling and the walls are not reflecting it at all.

    Hall of Mirrors Fredric Brown
  • What are the differences in direct, semi-direct and indirect lighting?

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • This can be accomplished by well-shaded wall or portable lamps or indirect lighting.

    The Labour-saving House Dorothy Constance Bayliff Peel
  • An indirect lighting and ventilation system is concealed in the coves of the ceiling.

    North Dakota Various
  • indirect lighting gave a pretty gleam to the metal gadgets on the tables.

    Fee of the Frontier Horace Brown Fyfe
  • indirect lighting means that the rays are all directed toward a reflecting surface such as the ceiling (Fig. 46).

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
British Dictionary definitions for indirect lighting

indirect lighting

noun
1.
reflected or diffused light from a concealed source
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