To see light in your dream represents illumination, clarity, guidance, plain understanding, and insight. Light is being shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Also consider the colour of the light for additional significance. Dreaming of a bright light coming from an object often signifies divinity and/or a higher consciousness. Consider the significance of the object and its role in your spirituality or spiritual journey.
If the light is particularly bright, then it indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death. To dream that you cannot turn on the light indicates a lack of insight and perspective on a situation. Alternatively, if you dream that you cannot turn off the lights or that the lights keep turning back on, then it means that your ideas not not being acknowledged. You feel that your ideas are not good enough and keep pushing them to the side.
To see soft or shadowy lighting in your dreams indicates feelings and thoughts from the primal aspects and less developed parts of your subconscious.
If you see a motion sensor light in your dream, then it means that you are taking a step in the right direction.