Definition of occulting light in US English:

occulting light


  • A light in a lighthouse or buoy that is cut off briefly at regular intervals.

    • ‘The Dioptric white occulting light of the four order was too powerful and caused confusion with the Woodman Point Leading Light.’
    • ‘In 1935 modifications in the same lighthouse were carried out and an occulting light equipment was installed in place of the fixed wick lamp.’