lighting setup - share some tricks and tips

this does not really belong to this forum, i dont know where to ask i need to setup lighting in my scene, i have some objects in the middle that need to be lit from every side, does somebody care to share some lighting tips?

thanks!

If you want the general light level to be higher, then you can also increase the oveall ambient lighting.

Keep in mind that if you are not using a lightmap and want realtime shadows, the more lights you use the more expensive it is. The new deferred rendering mode allows you to use more lights for the same cost, but it only works on newer/better video cards.

The documentation on lighting and lightmaps is helpful: Lighting Manual