Language of Lighting: A Glossary

lighting that is used to accent or create emphasis on shapes, textures, finishes and or colors, as in a sculpture, window treatments, or any other object of interest. Accent lighting creates a focus or foci of visual interest in a given space. Accent lighting can also be used to direct the eye along a visual field or through a "path". It is recommended that be effective, accent lighting should be a minimum of three times the amount of ambient light in the same area.