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Start of street lighting in 18th century Dundee

Start of street lighting in 18th century Dundee | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
I’ve just been revisiting references I found to the start of street lighting in 18th century Dundee. Street lighting spread throughout Britain from the 18th century onwards, with larger towns...
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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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Call for Ideas

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Lighting-Related Organizations (L-RO) represent the broad global professional community of people who work with light and lighting in the built environment.
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Solar LED Lighting Brings Safety to Remote Communities - Novus Light Today

Solar-powered LED street lighting brings safety to rural areas in Texas
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How the rise of electricity transformed urban life in Detroit | The ...

How the rise of electricity transformed urban life in Detroit | The ... | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Here's a famous story: Alex Dow, manager of the Edison Illuminating Company of Detroit, saw promise in his young chief engineer, and in 1896, he invited the engineer to join him at a conference in New York.
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Boulevard Saint-Laurent coin avenue des Pins. En direction Nord, à partir de la rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu (aujourd'hui avenue des Pins), 1932

Boulevard Saint-Laurent coin avenue des Pins. En direction Nord, à partir de la rue de l'Hôtel-Dieu (aujourd'hui avenue des Pins), 1932 | Lighting in history | Scoop.it

On y aperçoit l'édifice abritant le magasin d'alimentation Melachrino et l'Institut Sténographique Perreault au second étage; le salon de barbier Rex, plusieurs autres commerces et un lampadaire à arc. Le lampadaire à arc représente déjà, en 1932, un vestige du passé révolu car la vaste majorité des lampes à arc avaient été mis à la ferraille afin de fournir en munitions les troupes durant la guerre 1914-18 ! Nous sommes donc en présence d'une antiquité sur une photo d'époque... 


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Osram to cut almost 8000 jobs in switch to LED - Reuters

Osram to cut almost 8000 jobs in switch to LED - Reuters | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Reuters Osram to cut almost 8000 jobs in switch to LED Reuters "While earnings continue to develop nicely, the growing market acceptance of LED technology is, as already announced, causing a significantly faster decline of the traditional...
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Neon signs are dying, but our appreciation isn't | myfox8.com

Neon signs are dying, but our appreciation isn't | myfox8.com | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
“It's that color, it's that light,” said Kim Koga, an artist who started working with neon in the late '80s, and is now the director of the Neon Art Museum in Los Angeles. “It's kind of magical, even though it's a mixture of a chemistry ...
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AustinPostcard - Moonlight Towers - 1895 Austin, Texas

AustinPostcard - Moonlight Towers - 1895 Austin, Texas | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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City Lights: Austin’s Historic Moonlight Towers

City Lights: Austin’s Historic Moonlight Towers | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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Neighborhood Profile: Bouldin Creek | Blairfield Realty

Neighborhood Profile: Bouldin Creek | Blairfield Realty | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
In 1895, the city installed its first public lighting system, the Moonlight Towers, and one of the original 31 towers can still be seen at the corner of South First and Monroe. After the Civil War, a number of Bouldin's now-freed ...
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Electric city : trams and power in Brisbane | John Oxley Library

Electric city : trams and power in Brisbane | John Oxley Library | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The Brisbane Gas Company was incorporated in 1864 to supply gas for street lighting and domestic and commercial purposes which it manufactured from coal. Gas lighting soon had a competitor in the form of electricity ...
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Detroit: A Chip off the Old Bulb | Newgeography.com

Detroit: A Chip off the Old Bulb | Newgeography.com | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Documenting a city's demise through its public lighting. http://t.co/AIRxy7VhRB
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Lichtgrenze: A Light Art Installation To Mark 25 years Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Lichtgrenze: A Light Art Installation  To Mark 25 years Fall Of The Berlin Wall | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The LICHTGRENZE is a unique light installation along the former route of the inner-city wall. Throughout the weekend of November 9, 2014, approx. Thousand lit balloons on a stretch of circa 15 km will reflect the erstwhile separation of the city.
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International Year of Light - Home

International Year of Light - Home | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Official website for the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015) containing resources, international contacts, and IYL events.
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The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is an unique opportunity to inspire, educate, and connect on a global scale.

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Advanced Applications with LEDs - Novus Light Today

Advanced Applications with LEDs - Novus Light Today | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
With the improved technology in today's LEDs, lighting applications can improve health, education and more.
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Berkeley residents weigh in on new LED streetlights | Berkeleyside

Berkeley residents weigh in on new LED streetlights | Berkeleyside | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The city began its investigation into the possibility of LED streetlights in 2012 with a council referral to the Public Works and Energy commissions. In 2012 and 2013, more than 100 streetlights were replaced ...
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Can you help scientists identify thousands of pictures of Earth taken from space? - AL.com

Can you help scientists identify thousands of pictures of Earth taken from space? - AL.com | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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Can you help scientists identify thousands of pictures of Earth taken from space?
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... and match them with maps. So far, 20,000 have been identified. What can identification mean?
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efbrandt41's photo on Instagram (feels like someone should be walking down the street, lighting the lanterns.
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About - The Neon Museum Las Vegas | Guided tours available daily

About - The Neon Museum Las Vegas | Guided tours available daily | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to preserving the city's most iconic art form - the neon sign. Tour the Neon Boneyard today!
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Dark skies in Dripping Springs offer stargazing like nowhere else in Texas - CultureMap Austin

Dark skies in Dripping Springs offer stargazing like nowhere else in Texas - CultureMap Austin | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Dark skies in Dripping Springs offer stargazing like nowhere else in Texas
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Just a few miles down the road from the bright lights of Austin, Dripping Springs holds on to its natural nights.
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NOT EVEN PAST Bookstore - Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century

NOT EVEN PAST Bookstore - Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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The Diary Review: London in Diaries

In 1700, Hugh Clout's History of London suggests, an observer in the dome gallery of St Paul's could have seen London in its entirety, with fields, farms and hill-top villages (Hampstead and Highgate) in the distance.
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In 1700, Hugh Clout’s History of London suggests, an observer in the dome gallery of St Paul’s could have seen London in its entirety, with fields, farms and hill-top villages (Hampstead and Highgate) in the distance. By the early 1800s the edges of London would have been far more difficult to discern, since the built-up area was twice as large, ribbons of development had sprung up along transport routes, and many a remaining field was marked out for building. Smog from coal burning was also starting to be a major problem affecting visibility, and, presumably, health. Despite a fast growing and affluent middle class, this London was still a fairly dark, primitive and unsanitary place, without main drains, water supply, lighting, or public transport, fire or police services. Crime and prostitution were rife. Given the ongoing high death rate, the city’s rapid expansion was driven largely by immigration from elsewhere in Britain.

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These Incredible Photos From Astronauts Show The Brightest Cities On Earth

These Incredible Photos From Astronauts Show The Brightest Cities On Earth | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
These beautiful images disguise a growing urban problem: blinding light pollution.

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Tweet from @nicolas63290

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Vive l’eclairage public x) http://t.co/5FcNMl7i1Z
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New street lights - Picayune Item

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Public Works Director Eric Morris said the lights will create an authentic period look representative to the era downtown speaks to. “We're reclaiming a bit of our history,” Luke said.
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Led Candles - Energy Efficient Decorative Lighting

Led Candles - Energy Efficient Decorative Lighting | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
LED Candle lamps enhance the decorative and aesthetic appeal of luminaires. The improved light quality illuminates spaces from every angle.

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