The Raw Light Render Element stores the effects of direct lighting on scene objects with no diffuse components. It is useful for adjusting the brightness of direct lighting during compositing.

The Raw Light Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of direct lighting after rendering in a compositing or image editing software. Below are a couple of examples of its use. In this set of render elements, direct lighting affects the floor and wall a great deal more than the ceiling.

The Raw Light Render Element

Original Beauty Composite

Brightened Lights

Tinted Lights

Compositing Formula

 V-Ray Raw Light  x V-Ray Diffuse = V-Ray Lighting