For many applications (sales areas, exhibition areas, prestigious interiors) effective use can be made of accent lighting in addition to Ambient Lighting Spots, downlights and wallwashers are employed for this purpose in order to
  • emphasise individual objects (in museums or sales areas)

  • focus on architectural elements (e.g. a ring of downlights placed round a column)

  • lend visual structure to an interior (zoning, orientation)

In all cases the highlighting must be designed to attract attention and guide the eye of the visitor or customer. Differences in luminance (Contrast) and the distribution of luminance determine the degree of highlighting.