Definitions for "Ambient Lighting"
Lighting that lights every surface in a scene evenly. A small amount of ambient lighting is used to make unlit surfaces visible. (See also diffuse lighting.)
Also known as general lighting, ambient lighting provides an area with overall, non-specific illumination. Ambient lighting radiates a comfortable level of brightness, enabling one to see and walk about safely. It can be accomplished with chandeliers, ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, recessed or track lighting or with outdoor fixtures. A basic form of lighting that replaces sunlight, ambient lighting is fundamental to lighting a home.
General lighting that usually lights up an entire space.