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History of the LED street lighting: as fast as a train

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Lighting began with wood fire...

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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The Data Behind the Average Article Lifespan

The Data Behind the Average Article Lifespan | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The fast pace of online news means that often an article or post barely makes its way through the CMS before it feels like you’re onto the next one, both as writers and readers. The Parse.ly team w...

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Man lighting up the streets of Wroclaw, Poland

This man's job is to light up the old gas street lamps in a neighborhood of Wroclaw (Breslau) in Poland. He turns them on at dusk, and off in the morning.
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11 April 2015 in News: International Dark Sky Week 2015 - Astronomy Now Online

11 April 2015 in News: International Dark Sky Week 2015 - Astronomy Now Online | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
11 April 2015 in News: International Dark Sky Week 2015 Astronomy Now Online Before the advent of electric light in the 20th century, our ancestors experienced a night sky brimming with stars that inspired science, religion, philosophy, art and...
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Philips to sell majority stake in lighting business to consortium

Philips to sell majority stake in lighting business to consortium | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Philips has sold the stake in its light-emitting diode components and automotive-lighting activities to a private-equity consortium in a deal that values the business at about $3.3 billion.
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Stunning Time-lapse: ISS captures Europe lighting up the world

Time-lapse shot from ISS shows the Mediterranean Sea, with glorious shots of the cityscapes of Europe lighting up the world Footage from: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video...
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Moonlight tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Moonlight tower

Moonlight towers or moontowers are lighting structures designed to illuminate areas of a city at night. The towers were popular in the late 19th century in cities across the United States and Europe; they were most common in the 1880s and 1890s.

Modi might have read about Moonlight Towers and mistook it for street lighting using real moonlight: http://t.co/HimRZLxGQP
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Bonbori, Japanese traditional lighting equipment

Bonbori, Japanese traditional lighting equipment | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
One of the most typical and traditional models of Japanese paper lanterns is the bonbori: the paper is applied on a hexagonal wooden frame, with the top...
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Residents of Marine Drive dig up history to fight for the future - Mumbai Mirror

Residents of Marine Drive dig up history to fight for the future - Mumbai Mirror | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Citing a public vote following a furore over the switch from gas lights to electric lights, residents demand a say on new LEDS.
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Los Angeles International Airport pylons will go dark Saturday for Earth Hour - The Daily Breeze

Los Angeles International Airport pylons will go dark Saturday for Earth Hour - The Daily Breeze | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The 100-foot-tall pylons that illuminate the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport will go dark for one hour Saturday as part of Earth Hour.The coordinated worldwide effort aims to raise public awareness of climate cha...
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City Street Lights at Night in Europe

Free video about lighting in Europe. This free video was created for you by http://epsos.de and can be used for free under the creative commons license with the attribution of epSos.de as the...
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Let there be light! Illuminating the V&A in the nineteenth century

Let there be light! Illuminating the V&A in the nineteenth century | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Did you know that the V&A was the first museum in the world to use gaslight in its galleries?
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Osram to separate from lamps and focus on automotive - Reuters

Osram to separate from lamps and focus on automotive - Reuters | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Osram plans to transfer its 2 billion euro ($2.5 billion) general lamps business into an independent legal structure, paving the way for a possible spin-off
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Rob Gardner on Twitter

Rob Gardner  on Twitter | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
A busy week restoring old street lighting for a Exeter community project. 12 done, 6 to go. pic.twitter.com/J6qHWnfLI9
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Tracing History of the Light Art Discipline

Tracing History of the Light Art Discipline | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Light is an essential substance of the universe. It is ubiquitous, ephemeral, and mysterious. As such it is a powerful tool to evoke sensations, tell stories, and convey emotions - create art. Crea...
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World lit up: Stunning European night sky as seen from ISS (VIDEO)

World lit up: Stunning European night sky as seen from ISS (VIDEO) | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
A recently released time-lapse clip filmed from the International Space Station (ISS) shows European and North African cities lighting up the sky, in contrast to the dark expanses of the Mediterranean Sea at night.
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LED Outdoor Lighting: A $6 Billion Annual Savings Opportunity

LED Outdoor Lighting: A $6 Billion Annual Savings Opportunity | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Virtually overnight we are starting to see energy-saving LED lighting almost everywhere.

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Lutron founder Joel Spira, dimmer switch inventor, dies at 88

Lutron founder Joel Spira, dimmer switch inventor, dies at 88 | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
It's one of those inventions so ubiquitous that no one gives it a second thought anymore: the dimmer switch.
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1969 General Electric GE Outdoor Lighting Dept Hendersonville NC Street Lamp Ad

1969 General Electric GE Outdoor Lighting Dept Hendersonville NC Street Lamp Ad | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
US $9.99 Used in Collectibles, Advertising, Merchandise & Memorabilia
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Philips in $2.8bn lighting components deal

Philips in $2.8bn lighting components deal | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Philips is to sell 80% of its holding in its lighting components business for $2.8bn (£1.89bn) to US-based technology fund Go Scale Capital.
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Costa Rica Electricity - Centenary of Public Street Lighting 1v SG#1356 SC#310 - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now

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Bracing for a Big Power Grid Attack: 'One Is Too Many' - NBCNews.com

Bracing for a Big Power Grid Attack: 'One Is Too Many' - NBCNews.com | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in USA Today.About once every four days, part of the nation's power grid — a system whose failure could leave m...
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Muncie in the 1800s: From tiny settlement to boom times - Muncie Star Press

Muncie in the 1800s: From tiny settlement to boom times - Muncie Star Press | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Small settlement along White River would grow to see the gas boom days, and subsequent bust
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Pepco on Twitter

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#FlashbackFriday: Pepco's Street Lighting Department in the days of arc lighting, April 1879. pic.twitter.com/sNsMGj3N73
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garrickdetroit: detroithistoricalsociety: This image, taken from...

garrickdetroit: detroithistoricalsociety: This image, taken from... | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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“This image, taken from a c. 1898 report from the Public Lighting Commission of the City of Detroit, shows one of the city’s moonlight towers. A system of these 150-foot, arc...
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