striplight (television, film and theater)

[] Formerly, an open-trough reflector containing a series of lamps. Now, usually a compartmentalized luminaire, with each compartment containing a lamp, reflector, and color frame holder; wired in rotation in three or four circuits; and used as borderlights, footlights, or cyclorama lighting from above or below. Often in short 0.9-m to 2.4-m (3-ft to 8-ft) portable sections.

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