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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]

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  1. ^ "Footlight". Dictionary of Architecture and Construction (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill. 2006 – via Credo Reference. credoreference.com.
  2. ^ "Indirect footlight". Dictionary of Architecture and Construction (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill. 2006 – via Credo Reference. credoreference.com.