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Kitchens do not have light fixtures; when entering the room at night, the refngerator door must be opened to light the room.
Vanity Fair, "Hollywood Rule Book"

An index for tropes about lighting— as in, the way a setting is lit. This is a list of light sources (in and out of universe), styles of lighting, different effects, and ways lighting is played with. Note that lighting isn't just about "light"— shadows are just as important.

Sub-index of Spectacle and Camera Tricks.

Not to be confused with Thunderbolts and Lightning, unless the lightning is used as lighting.