Lighting effects often within web design sets the mood for the viewer. For example, a dark minimalistic design varies in aspects from a site that displays bright swirls of colors and beautiful effects. These sort of lighting elements create a glowing energy that allows your site to stand out on the screen and create a warm environment. Within the following sites you’ll find a wide range of examples from subtle minimal effects to bold designs that make a statement.

Without any further delay, here are 20+ sites using dramatic lighting effects. Hope you will find inspiration comes easily with these examples!

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The depth infinity site blends natural colors with synthetic lighting to create a sort of “domino effect” throughout the site.

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The effects on the above site are more distracting than anything, however they were still designed to be effective.

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This site design mixes a dark background with bright colors that attract attention.

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The 45 Royal sites are of lighting effect is located within the header. The effects originate throughout one point.

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A minimalistic design, correct use of lighting, and ease of usability allow the Tao site to be one of the cleanest site designs on the web.

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The above site utilizes a creative use of icons and blends it with amazing light effects.

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This is a clean and crisp design with an amazing and colorful header.

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PixelLight Creative’s site brings the use of lighting effects to a minimum, however they manage to attract the eyes of the visitor within the process.

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The above site uses a great mix of colors to provide a clean visual of spirals and swirls with lighting effects.

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FM Communication stretched their hand out far this design. The background provides exceptional use of lighting.

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Matching the logo and going hand in hand with the overall site design, the light effects around the sides of this site provide a sense of warmth.

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The you and igraphics site has amazing illustration using clean effects.

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The background of this site can mostly be compared to a gradient and several shades of colors.

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Utilizing only a fair shade of colors, okb, has provided a clean site with great effects.

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Although this graphic could’ve easily inserted within the template, it’s a difficult task to create a lighting affect not only around the actual image but along the edge of the site header as well.

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The light effects on this site also act as a guide to where the site owner would like you to pay most attention to, for example the facebook and twitter icons.

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Very simple and creative design with an incredible background.

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The poziteeve site uses natural elements of the earth to combine them with amazing lighting effects.

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Studio7Designs has developed a website with creative use of colors, scenery, and lighting effects. Especially the glow around the globe.

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This is another site that puts in motion the use of gradients within the background.

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Notice the sleek lighting effects around the template. That allows the viewer to focus on the main content of the site more easily.

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The noe site is more of a dark design with a great ability to display simple and mezmorizing effects of light.

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Brain Fart I beleive to have been aiming for the old dark universe look with the sun originating from a specific point. The lighting effects within this site are exquisute.