Understanding and Implementing Lighting in Unity

We’ll be examining the features and characteristics of lights in the Unity game engine.

Lighting, in any game project, is extremely important. The significance stems from the fact that it influences a Unity project’s performance, in addition to adding visual appeal. Therefore, as designers or visual artists, we should be aware of where to employ which light. We’ll talk about a handful of Unity’s lights and the options in this lesson.

Note: Although we have different render pipelines, on a fundamental level, all lights operate in the same manner.


In Unity, we can add lighting by using light components present in “GameObject > Light.” Currently, there are four types of built-in light components present in Unity, which are as follows:

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