Footlight

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For the Cambridge theatrical club, see Footlights.

A footlight is a theatrical lighting device arranged to illuminate a stage from the front edge of the stage floor in front of the curtain. Originally set in a row of hooded individual enclosures, electric footlights are presently set in troughs across the edge of the stage so that they are not visible to the audience.[1] An indirect footlight uses a light aimed at a reflecting surface to diffuse the illumination.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. McGraw-Hill. 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. McGraw-Hill. 2006. Retrieved 9 September 2011.