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History of street and public lighting
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Lighting began with wood fire...

Lighting began with wood fire... | Lighting in history | Scoop.it

followed by candles, gas, electricity, LEDs...

 

Ce sujet a été labellisé par le Comité Lumière 2015

 

http://www.lumiere2015.fr/ressources/lighting-lumiere-et-espaces-publics/

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this topic collects and archives old and new data on the history of public lighting.

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10 Uncomfortable Truths About Nikola Tesla - Listverse

10 Uncomfortable Truths About Nikola Tesla - Listverse | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Nikola Tesla has become something of an Internet hero. According to legend, he was a mad genius who almost never got the credit he deserved in the money-hu
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Old Detroit Opera House Campus Martius Night City 1910 Streetlights Street Car Tracks Black and White Historic Photography Photo Print

Old Detroit Opera House Campus Martius Night City 1910 Streetlights Street Car Tracks Black and White Historic Photography Photo Print | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Old Detroit photography. A reprint from a circa 1910 photograph of the downtown Detroit Opera House and Campus Martius with the bright light of street lights and signs reflected in the old street car trolley tracks.
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The heart of darkness that still beats within our 24-hour cities

The heart of darkness that still beats within our 24-hour cities | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
With technology man has conquered the night. Yet walk the streets alone at 3am, and still the magic and mystery seep through…
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Halle Tony Garnier, 1914, Société d’Éclairage Électrique. Usines de Lyon. 1914-1

Halle Tony Garnier, 1914, Société d’Éclairage Électrique. Usines de Lyon. 1914-1 | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
eBay: Collections
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The Art Of Technology: The Light Bulb

With this technology, we are now able to cook our food, generate warmth,and even more important, we now had the ability to bring light where there wa
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Voici 44 photos prises depuis la Station Spatiale Internationale. Somptueux !

Voici 44 photos prises depuis la Station Spatiale Internationale. Somptueux ! | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Il n'est pas donné à tout le monde de découvrir la terre notre planète en entier depuis la Station Spatiale Internationale, Scott Kelly qui y a séjourné 520 jours durant a eu ce privilège. Un privilège qu'il a bien voulu partager avec nous en prenant plusieurs photos depuis la Station Spatiale Internationale qu'il postera de manière régulière sur son compte Instagram. En voici 44 des plus sublimes photos que la NASA a publiées pour nous !






 

 
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Tweet from @Harvard

Tweet from @Harvard | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Happy birthday, Nikola Tesla! This 1890s photograph, held in @HarvardLibrary, shows the famous engineer and inventor
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It Takes A Lot More Than A Big Idea To Change The World | Digital Tonto

It Takes A Lot More Than A Big Idea To Change The World | Digital Tonto | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
It seems that whenever we go searching for gods, what we find are ecosystems.
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Hong Kong’s Last Neon Lights Still Look Totally Blade Runner

Hong Kong’s Last Neon Lights Still Look Totally Blade Runner | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Hong Kong was once flooded with the ambient glow of colorful neon lights. But the city's iconic signage is starting to disappear.
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Cité Mémoire makes history in Old Montreal

Cité Mémoire makes history in Old Montreal | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The interactive project's grand tableaux strike a balance "between the spectacular and the intimate," says co-creator Michel Lemieux.
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Book Review – How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

Book Review – How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Walking was the primary way that people got around cities from the time cities first emerged until the 20th century.
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Humphry Davy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Humphry Davy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet (17 December 1778 - 29 May 1829) was a Cornish chemist and inventor, who is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine.

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In 1802, Humphry Davy had what was then, the most powerful electrical battery in the world at the Royal Institution. With it, Davy created the first incandescent light by passing a current through a thin strip of platinum, chosen because the metal had an extremely high melting point. It was neither sufficiently bright nor long lasting enough to be of practical use, but demonstrated the principle. By 1806 he was able to demonstrate a much more powerful form of electric lighting to the Royal Society in London. It was an early form of arc light which produced its illumination from an electric arc created between two charcoal rods.
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The development of urban nightlife, 1940s hipsters, & the rise of dating | OUPblog

The development of urban nightlife, 1940s hipsters, & the rise of dating | OUPblog | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Cities in the early days of the United States were mostly quiet at night.
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Touring Chinatown's Fading Neon Signs, Part 1 | Hoodline

Touring Chinatown's Fading Neon Signs, Part 1 | Hoodline | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Neon lights in Chinatown are burning out and fading away, but some iconic signs are still standing—and even glowing—today.

Via Kaeleigh Herstad
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Après 40 ans, le village parla et la lumière fut! - SWI swissinfo.ch

Après 40 ans, le village parla et la lumière fut!  - SWI swissinfo.ch | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Les habitants de Surrein, un petit village de montagne du canton des Grisons, se sont opposés pendant quatre décennies
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Vintage Photographs Of London Fog That Inspired Numerous Horror Stories

Vintage Photographs Of London Fog That Inspired Numerous Horror Stories | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
I suggest you read this post at night, in a dimly lit room, with a candle flickering in your window. Maybe this way you'll get closer to that eerie atmosphere
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How the 18th Century Conquered Darkness

The 18th century was not only the Age of Enlightenment. It was also the age when many cities conquered darkness by installing public lighting.
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Filaments – the porno of the lamp world

Filaments – the porno of the lamp world | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Visit the Lux Review website - official publication of the Lighting Industry Association
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How Artists Interpreted the Transformation of Paris into a City of Light

How Artists Interpreted the Transformation of Paris into a City of Light | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
GREENWICH, Conn. — Everything was illuminated at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, from 5,000 electric lamps igniting the Eiffel Tower to the Grand Waterfall, a cascading fountain animated by colored lights.
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Il y a 135 ans... l’électricité arrivait dans les maisons

Il y a 135 ans... l’électricité arrivait dans les maisons | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
RÉTRO IMMO - En 1881, le Figaro évoque plein d’enthousiasme les formidables inventions de l’américain Thomas Edison. Et notamment sa «lampe merveilleuse» qui commence à s’installer dans les foyers à New York.
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There's a hidden museum of streetlights in downtown LA

There's a hidden museum of streetlights in downtown LA | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Run by Los Angeles' Bureau of Street Lighting, it opens to the public for just 30 minutes, once a month.
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8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hyde Park

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hyde Park | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Including the lido's real name.
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4. Britain's first street lighting Rotten Row is a track in Hyde Park, linking up Hyde Park Corner and the Serpentine. It's been there since the 1690s, and its claim to fame is that it had Britain's first street lighting. King William III had it built and used it regularly to travel on horseback between Kensington Palace and St James's Palace. Due to the prevalence of highwaymen in the area at the time, he had it lit with 300 gas lamps. The name Rotten Row is a corruption of the French Route du Roi, meaning King's Road.
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#CX Improvements and The Streetlight Effect

#CX Improvements and The Streetlight Effect | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Do your customer experience improvement efforts suffer from the Streetlight Effect? Don't be afraid to step out of the glow of the light, do the hard work, and make a real transformation.
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Comment on Ventilating Lamps and “Sun Burners” and Updraught Ventilation. by Chris Sugg

Comment on Ventilating Lamps and “Sun Burners” and Updraught Ventilation. by Chris Sugg | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Hello Fernando - interesting project! 1852 is pretty early for records and my Sugg literature on sun burners is some 30 years later although it has to be said that the same products were often manufactured for many years.
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Light rail plans may sacrifice New City Gas heritage building

Light rail plans may sacrifice New City Gas heritage building | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
As plans for a new light rail line are beginning to take shape, they are also creating concerns that some of the city's history might have to be sacrificed in the process.
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