Is light through a window direct sunlight?

The intensity of sunlight when passed through glass is diminished considerably, and UVB rays are typically blocked by the glass. Why then do people say sunlight through a window is "direct sunlight" is it a semantic trick meant to substitute for "the most direct light possible in a house without opening a window?"
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What does it mean indirect sunlight?

Other plants, such as peace lily or Chinese evergreen, tolerate low light. However, most houseplants are tropical plants that flourish in indirect light, which means that the plant receives bright light. However, no sunlight falls directly on the foliage.
  • What plants grow well in indirect sunlight?

    Plants that Grow without Sunlight | 17 Best Plants to Grow Indoors
    • Dracaena. Dracaena is a beautiful houseplant that you can grow at home.
    • Bromeliads. Bromeliad is a perfect plant to grow indoors, most of the varieties of this plant thrive easily in a container in shade.
    • Maidenhair Fern.
    • Parlor Palm.
    • Umbrella papyrus (Palm)
    • Mother-in-law's Tongue (Snake Plant)
    • Creeping Fig.
    • Philodendron.
  • Is there UV rays in the shade?

    If You Can See Sunlight, Seek the Shade. While shade is a potentially valuable means of protection from the damaging effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, not all shade is equally protective. People can spend long hours in the shade while still receiving quite a lot of sun exposure and risking skin damage.
  • What is the definition of diffused light?

    Diffusing light means to soften it by reducing glare and harsh shadows. Diffused light can bring out the best in your photography subjects by minimizing blemishes and wrinkles. It can also be used to create a very soft, cinematic look. There are a number of ways to diffuse light.
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What is the difference between a direct and indirect source of light?

Is there a meaningful difference between direct and indirect light. "Direct" means that the light goes from the source to your eye without intermediary, and "indirect" means that the light bounces one or more times off other objects before entering your eye.
  • What are direct and indirect lighting?

    (Term of lighting design) Lighting that is mixed from direct sources and indirect reflection. In daylighting this means that some part of the light of the sky or the sun is bounced off some surface, while at least part of the sky is still visible from the point in question.
  • Is there UV rays in the shade?

    If You Can See Sunlight, Seek the Shade. While shade is a potentially valuable means of protection from the damaging effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, not all shade is equally protective. People can spend long hours in the shade while still receiving quite a lot of sun exposure and risking skin damage.
  • Where does the light of the Moon come from?

    The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. And despite the fact that it sometimes seems to shine very brightly, the moon reflects only between 3 and 12 percent of the sunlight that hits it. The perceived brightness of the moon from Earth depends on where the moon is in its orbit around the planet.
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What does it mean to put a plant in indirect light?

Exposing indoor plants to the optimum light level for the species has much to do with the ultimate success or failure of the plant. However, most houseplants are tropical plants that flourish in indirect light, which means that the plant receives bright light. However, no sunlight falls directly on the foliage.
  • Do flowers need direct sunlight?

    Partial sun is similar to light shade, but these flowers can handle the hot afternoon sun. Full sun flowers need at least six hours of direct sunlight every day, so keep them away from trees. These flowers are usually planted in areas out away from houses, too.
  • Do plants need to be in direct sunlight?

    Most garden vegetables require full sun, which is six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. Plants that grow in partial sun/shade only need three to four hours of direct sunlight, while plants that thrive in shade need only two hours of sunlight daily.
  • Which window is best for plants?

    South facing windows are the best with bright sun all day, good for any plants with variegation or trees like citrus and banana. If a plant needs medium light, just locate it to the side (perfect for orchids) or a few feet away from the window.

Updated: 17th October 2019

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