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What is an alternative word to tell about 'over lit area'?

I am using it in this example:

The light from my lamp has over-lit my table.

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  • "over lit" is not an idiom in English. What do you wish it to mean? What is the function of the word "over"? Do you simply mean "has illuminated"? – chasly - supports Monica Jul 12 '15 at 1:01
  • @chaslyfromUK I mean to say the areas are over illuminated rather than the required illumination. – thunder Jul 12 '15 at 1:07
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    @chaslyfromUK, deadrat What about 'bloom'? – thunder Jul 12 '15 at 1:13
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    'Glare' describes light reflected too brightly from the page. 'Harsh lighting' means it strains the eyes. – Hugh Jul 12 '15 at 1:17
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    Suggestion: The light from my lamp is too bright for my table. – chasly - supports Monica Jul 12 '15 at 1:22
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The verb overlight (one word) means

to illuminate too brightly

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The light from my lamp has overlit my table.

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    There is a danger that "overlit" will be interpreted as meaning "lit from above". – Hot Licks Aug 22 '15 at 3:04
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I'd suggest

to beam:

2 [no object, with adverbial of direction]

(Of a light or light source) shine brightly

The bright lights were still beaming down as bright as ever. (ODO)

Here's a Google Ngram showing the 10 most frequently used prepositions with "light beamed..." some of them are: from, on, upon, over...

So your sentence might read:

The light from my lamp beamed over my table.*

The light from my lamp beamed on my table.

The light beamed from the lamp above/beside my table.

*Note that this is another meaning of 'over' - here it means to extend over an area (i.e. your table) it is not a prefix over- (used to denote something is excessive) like in your word overlit.

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You might try something that would convey the same meaning contextually such as engulfed.

The light from my lamp engulfed my table

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Furniture Store Lighting--A phrase used to desrcibe a room or interior of a building with garish overhead fluorescent lighting that permits no shadows. It refers, naturally to the type of lighting used in furniture stores--a harsh glaring light so the customer can't ignore the goods on display.

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