Examples from the Web for footlight
A footlight is placed within this tent-like cover to illuminate it.
All his footlight picturesqueness vanished in the cold, hard light of an unromantic Brooklyn breakfast-room.Visionaries|James Huneker
He did not mean it literally, footlight affairs being unfashionable.The Business of Life|Robert W. Chambers
To use the torch or hand lantern, a footlight must be employed as a point of reference to the motion.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
Dazed and wordless, weak from stage-fright, he permitted himself to be led forth into the terrifying glare of the footlight world.The Light of the Star|Hamlin Garland