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WINDOW. An opening made in the wall of a house to admit light and air, and to enable those who are in to look out.
     2. The owner has a right to make as many windows in his house when not built on the line of his property as he may deem proper, although by so doing be may destroy the privacy of his neighbors. Bac. Ab. Actions in general, B.
     3. In cities and towns it is evident that the owner of a house cannot open windows in the partition wall without the consent of the owner of the adjoining property, unless he possesses the right of having ancient lights. (q.v.) The opening of such windows and destroying the privacy of the adjoining property, is not, however, actionable; the remedy against such encroachment is by obstructing them, without encroaching upon the rights of the party who opened them, so as to prevent a right from being acquired by twenty years use. 3 Camp. 82.

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At the upper end of the rear window, an LED brake light spanning the entire window width warns traffic behind.
The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), for example, requires that general lighting in daylighted areas adjacent to windows--measuring window width plus 2 ft on each side, and 15-ft deep--must be controlled separately from other general lighting in the space, imposing an additional control zone and limiting its size to the size of the daylight zone.
For the following analyzes, the pyramid level L is kept equal to two and the window width W is chosen to be equal to three grain's mean diameter [d.