What is Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting, also known as general lighting, is the primary source of light in a room or space. It serves as the foundation of all the lighting in a room and provides a comfortable level of illumination without causing excessive glare. Ambient lighting creates a general, overall illumination that allows individuals to navigate the entire room safely. It helps to improve the sense of warmth and depth in a space, contributing to the overall ambiance and atmosphere.
To achieve an excellent lighting plan, it is essential to have a central source of ambient lighting for every room. This requires a strategic selection of lighting fixtures and determining the appropriate placement within the room.
There are various types of lighting fixtures that can be used to achieve ambient lighting, including chandeliers, track lights, recessed lights, and wall or ceiling-mounted fixtures. The choice of fixtures and the arrangement will depend on the specific requirements and design of the room. Ambient lighting can also serve as a primary source for task lighting in certain rooms. For example, in a laundry room, ambient lighting can provide both general illumination and focused lighting for specific tasks.