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Closer Look: Ambient Light

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to our design blog.

In this week's blog, we are going to be taking a closer look at ambient light. If you haven't read our previous blog about the layers of light, I recommend reading that first.

As stated in our Layers of Light blog, ambient light is the general, overall light in a room that makes any task achievable without a glare or specified target. Due to its low lumen output, ambient light is often referred to as mood lighting and is primarily used for task and accent lighting in a space. Here are some ways to achieve the right level of ambient light in any space:

1: Recessed lighting

Recessed lighting is the most common fixture used for ambient light. The image above shows this type of lighting being used in a kitchen. Since kitchens are a highly used space, adequately lighting for all parts of the kitchen is very important. Recessed lighting is great for eliminating dark areas caused by task and accent lighting.

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2. Chandelier

Installing a chandelier in the center of a furniture grouping is a great way to achieve ambient light that is also decorative. Depending on the type of fixture, a dimmer switch might be useful to lessen the glare from the light bulbs.

Photo: Pinterest: brettVdesign

3. Daylight

Daylight can be classified as ambient light in rooms that are primarily used during the daytime, such as a home office. Because of its many benefits, daylight should be used in as many spaces as possible. If you haven't read our blog about daylighting, check it out!

Photo: decorpad.com

Always remember, lighting is a crucial part of any space's aesthetic. Lighting can also have a drastic impact on the occupant's mood and emotions. Come back soon when we take an in depth look at task lighting!

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