Grazing light

Grazing light

Lights located close to the lit surface that strengthen highlights and shadows and emphasize surface textures. Also used for inspection to detect surface blemishes and errors in workmanship.

grazing light

Light that is reflected from a source placed close to a surface, usually to emphasize the texture of the surface.
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Even illumination is recommended for planar areas, while grazing light is more suitable for textured walls.
In contrast, grazing light is better suited to accentuate spatial textures, such as masonry joints or rough cut stone.
With wallwashing, the angle of incident light gives walls a soft appearance, while grazing light creates striking shadows in the texture and irregularities of the surface.
Grazing light emphasizes the materiality and surface qualities of walls and facades (Fig.
In contrast to the concept of generating homogeneity on the horizontal plane with grazing light from closely spaced luminaires, grazing light from luminaires at greater distances can also be used to create noticeable light patterns along the wall.
The assessment of the light distribution on the wall that results from a luminaire's light control requires a distinction between wallwashing and grazing light.
Since grazing light does not offer uniform brightness in the vertical plane, quality criteria for washlights cannot be directly transferred to grazing light luminaires.
Use uplights, downlights and spotlights to highlight plants and to create moon shadows on the ground, or a grazing light to emphasise the texture of a wall or fence.
A grazing light on a textured brick wall may be desirable, but the same light on an average gypsum board wall could be a disaster.
Grazing light up a brick wall emphasises its texture.
When the curved walls of the circular antechamber slide open, visitors enter a spaceship-type black and white effects gallery where direct ambient light and grazing light is demonstrated on eight different textured and smooth wall surfaces.
Halogen track lighting utilizing 50-W PAR 30 lamps provides grazing light on the ceiling-suspended wood-slat scrim curtain, creating a dramatic backdrop for the reception desk.