Understanding the waiting space is key in designing appropriate architectural lighting packages. For a private doctor’s office, for example, the waiting doesn’t have to be luxuriously comfortable since wait times are generally short there. On the other hand, spaces for families and friends awaiting the outcome of a skilled surgery on a loved one would elicit lighting equipped to ease the mind and soothe tensions. Using dim to warm is a good strategy.

For a waiting area with children, consider RGB+W to add visual interest or dynamism to the space with different tones of color to keep the little ones engaged with their environment by adding motion sensors as a playful feature.