Lighting Types: Know the Difference

Lighting can make or break a room. Learn the characteristics of different lighting types and where to use each in your home.

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Ambient

Ambient is a hidden source of light that washes a room with a glow. It flattens an interior and creates very little shadow. A wall sconce is an example of ambient lighting, as are paper lanterns. Use of a dimmer can also provide ambient light. Design by Troy Beasley.

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