The <feSpotLight> SVG filter primitive allows to create a spotlight effect.

Usage context

CategoriesLight source element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
<animate>, <set>


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGFESpotLightElement interface.


HTML Content

<svg width="200" height="200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
    <filter id="spotlight">
      <feSpecularLighting result="spotlight" specularConstant="1.5"
          specularExponent="4" lighting-color="#FFF">
        <feSpotLight x="600" y="600" z="400" limitingConeAngle="5.5" />
      <feComposite in="SourceGraphic" in2="spotlight" operator="out"
          k1="0" k2="1" k3="1" k4="0"/>

  <image xlink:href="/files/6457/mdn_logo_only_color.png" x="10%" y="10%"
      width="80%" height="80%" style="filter:url(#spotlight);"/>



Specification Status Comment
Filter Effects Module Level 1
The definition of '<feSpotLight>' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<feSpotLight>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) (Yes) 9.0 ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ? ?

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See also

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