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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...

 

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

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137 years old, and still fighting on

137 years old, and still fighting on | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
From a modest start, USC marks its 137th birthday as one of the nation’s leading research institutions.
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9/11 tribute lights could be dangerous for birds, study says

9/11 tribute lights could be dangerous for birds, study says | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
To humans, the twin blue beams shining upward from lower Manhattan each Sept. 11 evoke solemn memories of the 2001 terrorist attacks. But to migrating birds, they're a potentially fatal attraction.
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ELECTRIFYING AMERICA: From Thomas Edison to Climate Change

ELECTRIFYING AMERICA: From Thomas Edison to Climate Change | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
In ELECTRIFYING AMERICA, author I. David Rosenstein shows that what sustained the electric industry through the capitalist corruption of the 1920s to the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown of the 1970s was its idealistic mission to provide excellent service to the public. Continue reading →
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Tesla vs Edison: the AC/DC current wars make a comeback

In the late 19th century Nikola Tesla defeated Thomas Edison in the AC/DC battle of electric current. Now, Alan Finkel writes, Edison’s side is making an
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Why We Need A Different Approach To Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

Why We Need A Different Approach To Hurricanes Harvey And Irma | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
A tiny portion of aid reaches local nonprofits, yet research shows they're crucial players in long-term recovery and resiliency after major disasters.
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San Jose Light Tower Project Raises Close to $100K in Phase 1

San Jose Light Tower Project Raises Close to $100K in Phase 1 | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Last week, Cafe Stritch held an event to build excitement for the massive light tower project. The results were encouraging.
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Who's the brightest spark out there? It has to be the glow-worm

Who's the brightest spark out there? It has to be the glow-worm | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Havant Thicket, Hampshire The beetle’s astonishingly efficient process means 98% of the energy linked to the chemical reaction is emitted as light
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Colourised seaside postcards give vivid image of UK resorts

Colourised seaside postcards give vivid image of UK resorts | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The vivid pictures paint a view of life beside the seaside in Dartmouth beach, Newquay Beacon Grove in Cornwall and the North Pier in Blackpool in the nineteenth and twentieth century.
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GHM-Eclatec BV | 180 jaar GHM SA

GHM-Eclatec BV | 180 jaar GHM SA | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Al 180 jaar producent van gietijzeren producten voor de buitenruimte dat is iets waar we best trots op zijn. In deze 180 jaar heeft GHM vele duizenden projecten
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Residents, Trustees: South Orange Gas Lamps Don’t Provide Enough Light

Residents, Trustees: South Orange Gas Lamps Don’t Provide Enough Light | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
It’s too dark in South Orange. And the 1,400 iconic, historic gas lamps throughout town aren’t cutting it. But replacing those lights wholesale would be a prohibitively costly enterprise. Low levels of lighting are contributing to a lack of pedestrian safety, say residents and Trustees. A number of public speakers and conversations at recent South […]
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Introduction to the Eureka moment!

Introduction to the Eureka moment! | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Gavin Weightman— Working backwards from the ‘eureka moment’ offers an intriguing perspective: we find the bicycle an inspiration for the aeroplane, a talking automaton suggesting the telephone, ear…
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Exhibition restores pioneering light artist to his rightful place in the history of modern art

Exhibition restores pioneering light artist to his rightful place in the history of modern art | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The groundbreaking exhibition “Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light” restores Thomas Wilfred (1889–1968) to his rightful place in
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Timelapse Shows Twinkling Lights And Thunderstorms From Space

Timelapse Shows Twinkling Lights And Thunderstorms From Space | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Italian astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, captured this timelapse while on board the International Space Station, showing twinkling city lights and raging thunderstorms.
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Light and Hope for Puerto Rico: 15-year-old raises money for solar lamps after Maria

Light and Hope for Puerto Rico: 15-year-old raises money for solar lamps after Maria | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
PUERTO RICO -- Ten days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, 15-year-old Salvador Gomez Colon and his family are hunkered down in their apartment in San Juan, rationing food and water they stored before the storm hit.
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Halle Tony Garnier, 1914, Société d’Éclairage Électrique. Usines de Lyon. 1914-1 | eBay

Halle Tony Garnier, 1914, Société d’Éclairage Électrique. Usines de Lyon. 1914-1 | eBay | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Halle Tony Garnier, 1914, Société d’Éclairage Électrique. Usines de Lyon. 1914-1 | Collections, Photographies, Autres | eBay!
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Vintage: Ottawa – Capital City of Canada (late 19th Century)

Vintage: Ottawa – Capital City of Canada (late 19th Century) | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Starting in the 1850s, large sawmills began to be erected by entrepreneurs known as lumber barons, and these became some of the largest mills in the world. Rail
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In Face of Bitter Patent Competition: Quick Q&A with Tim Lester, CEO, Bridgelux - LEDinside

In Face of Bitter Patent Competition: Quick Q&A with Tim Lester, CEO, Bridgelux - LEDinside | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Wars in the space of LED lighting technology patent never end and are even growing in numbers in the post oligopoly era (see more details about the shift here). LEDinside did a series of quick Q&As with Tim Lester, CEO of Bridgelux. The CEO articulated his views on the transition of patent landscape ..
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Light Map of SW United States

Light Map of SW United States | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
A really lovely, slightly glitchy satellite map of lights over the southwest United States. Taken on August 31, 2000 and found buried deep in the NOAA FTP server.
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Dutch driver caught with stolen street lights strapped to car roof (PHOTO)

Dutch driver caught with stolen street lights strapped to car roof (PHOTO) | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Dutch police arrested a man driving a car with two massive lamp posts attached to its roof, in what appears to be a bizarre and highly conspicuous theft.
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This Could Be the Death of Urban Astronomy | 360 Video

City lights are blinding our view of space, and its forcing urban astronomers to rethink the way they make observations. To make matters worse, a change i
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A forgotten community: The little town in Niger keeping the lights on in France - African Arguments

A forgotten community: The little town in Niger keeping the lights on in France - African Arguments | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Welcome to Arlit, the impoverished uranium capital of Africa. From Niamey, the capital of the landlocked West African nation of Niger, we call ahead to a desert town in the remote north of the country. “Journalists? On their way here? It’s been a while”, we hear down the phone from our contact. “We welcome you with open arms, but only on the pretence that you’re visiting to interview migrants on their way to Algeria. If they find out you’re poking your nose in their business, it’s a lost cause.” That same evening, the public bus jolts as it sets off. …
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Return to Paris: reasons to love the City of Lights

Return to Paris: reasons to love the City of Lights | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The French captial remains the perfect city to stir the senses and whet the appetite
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