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Direct Lighting

(Term of lighting design)

Lighting provided from a source without reflection from other surfaces. In daylighting, this means that the light has travelled on a straight path from the sky (or the sun) to the point of interest. In electrical lighting it usually describes an installation of ceiling mounted or suspended luminaires with mostly downward light distribution characteristics.

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Disadvantages:

Alternative lighting patterns are indirect lighting and mixed direct/indirect lighting.

 

References:
   direct/indirect lighting
glare
indirect lighting
lighting design
 
 
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