General lighting - also referred to as basic lighting - is the uniform room lighting which takes no special account of visual tasks performed at different points in the room. General lighting makes sure that architecture, objects and people in the room are visible. It provides an overview and permits orientation. Supplementary lighting may be provided for individual points in the room (task lighting, accent lighting).
The GS symbol shows that a product meets the requirements of the German Equipment Safety Act. It may only be used in conjunction with the symbol of an authorized testing agency, e.g. VDE or TÜV.