Streamlight’s advice on how to light a room to obtain the ultimate radiant light. The size, arrangement and overall look of a room means that rooms require various types of lighting. Natural light is always ideal, but not always achievable. Radiation lighting is used in solar energy and heating and is not always visible to the naked eye – one needs to take this into account when lighting a room.Various types of lighting Ambient lighting makes a room glow with no shadows and can be achieved naturally or synthetically with the use of various lighting sources. This type of lighting is usually found indoors. The use of big windows and a white or bright colour scheme can also bring a room to life. Accent lighting is usually used when highlighting a specific object in a room or adding interest within the room itself. Accent lighting is also used when highlighting an unusual architectural feature in a room. Usually a bulb is used for this type of lighting. Table lamps with obscure shades can be used to achieve accent lighting. Task lighting is used on a daily basis, for cooking, reading, putting on makeup; shaving etc. This type of lighting is also used in the kitchen especially near the chopping area or stove. Task lighting and ambient lighting go hand-in-hand. Aesthetic lighting can be a form of art. A spotlight illuminating a portrait on the wall or statue is artistic. Aesthetic lighting can also be used with other types of lighting all of which are used to highlight a variety of objects. Natural: candlelight, firelight and sunlight all form part of natural light. The quality of natural light, sunlight in particular is dependent on many things. Things such as the weather, time of day or season have a direct effect on the aesthetic appeal of natural light.