Indirect lighting


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indirect lighting

[‚in·də′rekt ′līd·iŋ]
(engineering)
A system of lighting in which more than 90% of the light from luminaires is distributed upward toward the ceiling, from which it is diffusely reflected.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Indirect lighting

The lighting reflected from the ceiling or other surface, not received directly from a luminaire.
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indirect lighting

Lighting from luminaires which distribute 90% to 100% of the emitted light upward so that illumination is provided primarily by reflected light rather than by direct light.
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