Stray Light

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Light issuing from a source or optical apparatus in undesired directions.

Note: In the particular case when light is reflected by the lantern glazing (panes), the light is said to produce False Flashes.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM