- an apparatus by which practically all the light from a lighthouse lamp or the like is thrown in a desired direction.
Origin of holophote
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Examples from the Web for holophote
The focus observer is shown on the lamp in holophote, Fig. 172.
The catadioptric lens, or holophote, gives a far more powerful but a more concentrated beam than the parabolic reflector.