Lighting Direction

Directional design of lighting luminaire(s).

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure
Direct Direct lighting, also known as down lighting, casts downwards from a luminaire to provide lighting with uniform levels of illumination. Open, louvered, and lensed luminaires can all be direct. None
Direct indirect Direct/Indirect (DID) lighting casts upwards and downwards from a luminaire to provide a combination of direct and indirect illumination. None
Floodlighting A system designed for lighting a scene or object to a luminance greater than its surroundings. It may be for utility, advertising or decorative purposes. None
Indirect Indirect lighting, also known as uplighting, casts upwards from a luminaire and bounces down to provide lighting with minimal glare and more uniform levels of illumination. None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Omnidirectional A system emits the majority of light produced in an even distribution. None
Other Other None
Spotlight A spotlight projects a narrow, intense beam of light directly onto a place or person, especially a performer on stage. None
Unknown Unknown None
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