What is Ambient Lighting?
Ambient lighting (known also as general lighting) is the primary light source in a room or area, and is extremely important in indoor lighting design.
When lighting a space, relying on just the ambient light often times may not provide you with enough light.
Ambient light is just one of the layers of lighting to consider in a room.
Ambient lighting can serve several functions:
- softens shadows and glare
- it's versatile
- warms up a room.
Basic types of ambient fixtures include:
- Flush/Semi-flush mounts
- Entry lights
- Ceiling fans with lights