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What is Ambient Lighting?

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
  • Chandeliers
  • Entry lights
  • Ceiling fans with lights


For more information about ambient lighting, contact Pacific Lamp.