type of lighting
Definition of Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting refers to general lighting that illuminates the entire space with a uniform light. In a boat, ambient light allows you to move around safely.
The color temperature of your ambient lighting can significantly impact the atmosphere in your boat’s interior:
- Cool light: Imparts modern sophistication and is great for boats designed in a sleek and minimalist style
- Warm light: Creates a cozy and relaxed mood and best suits boats rigged out in traditional materials, such as wood finishes and natural fabrics
Be careful about mixing color temperatures in a space, as warm lighting and cool lighting often clash, giving everything a gray cast.
As a rule of thumb, when lighting your boat:
- Warm yellow light best suits living, dining, and sleeping areas, such as the cabin, making them cozy and inviting.
- Soft white or yellowish-white lighting works best in the galley kitchen or bathroom to create a bright and friendly atmosphere.
- Bright white light (cool lighting) is most useful in workspaces, such as the engine room or utility room.
Surface-mounted lights, for example, the Touch Dome LED Stainless Bezel are fantastic for creating diffuse ambient lighting in a boat’s interior.
Example of Ambient Lighting in a Sentence
"Most cabins are sufficiently lit by ambient lighting, but if you have a desk or work area in the room, you may need some task lighting."
Synonyms: general lighting, surrounding light, diffused light
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