There are three basic types of lighting that work
together in your home:
▶ Ambient (general lighting)
A good lighting plan combines all three types to light
an area according to function and style.
Photo credit: Juno Lighting Group
Ambient lighting provides an area with overall
illumination. Also known as general lighting, it radiates
a comfortable level of brightness without glare and
allows you to see and walk about safely.
In some spaces such as laundry rooms, the ambient
lighting also serves as the primary source of task
It can be accomplished with chandeliers, ceiling or
wall-mounted fixtures, recessed or track lights, and
with lanterns mounted on the outside of the home.
Having a central source of ambient light in all rooms is
fundamental to a good lighting plan.