Different Types of Restaurant Lighting
Ambient lighting is the most essential light source that provides the general lighting to illuminate a room. These could be, for instance, electric ceiling luminaires, ceiling lamps, and table lamps that set the mood and the entire experience of the restaurant. We have provided ambient lighting for different projects in Norway, such as Arts Restaurant at Aker Brygge, and Code Restaurant in Bjørvika.
It is important for a restaurant owner or lighting planner to identify each room in a restaurant and find the desired light quality in these rooms, and which zones that need functional lighting.
For employees and customers who need to perform tasks that require a more concentrated source of light, such as reading the menu, an installation of task lights would be necessary. In this case, having balanced contrasts for a glare-free lighting to avoid strain on the eyes would be more important than having a high brightness. This will also make it easier for the guest to enjoy the presentation of a dish that is served in front of them.
Finally, accent lighting is often installed, which to a large extent has more of a decorative purpose than functional. This is to highlight artworks or menu boards, and to draw attention to specific areas.