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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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Dynamiques patrimoniales et culturelles (DYPAC), laboratoire de l'université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - MME Dumargne Anne-Clothilde

Dynamiques patrimoniales et culturelles (DYPAC), laboratoire de l'université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - MME Dumargne Anne-Clothilde | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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le luminaire mobile du XIIIème au XVIIème siècle!

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2015 Année de la Lumière en France | Des centaines d’événements pour tous les publics. La révolution de la Lumière est en marche : industrie, santé, environnement, culture…

2015 Année de la Lumière en France | Des centaines d’événements pour tous les publics. La révolution de la Lumière est en marche : industrie, santé, environnement, culture… | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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Centennial Light Bulb Celebrated at Livermore Fire Station Event - Patch.com

Centennial Light Bulb Celebrated at Livermore Fire Station Event - Patch.com | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The community is invited to celebrate its first one million hours of service.
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VersoBooks.com

VersoBooks.com | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world.
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Detroit relights neighborhoods at blazing pace

Detroit relights neighborhoods at blazing pace | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
LED installations near completion months early
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Today in Lab History: Gaslights - Laboratory Equipment

Today in Lab History: Gaslights - Laboratory Equipment | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
An ordinance was passed, on June 18, 1816, to allow the Gas Light Company of Baltimore to lay pipes in the city of Baltimore for gas-powered streetlights. Baltimore was the first city to allow it so broadly.
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Gasworks wonders…

Gasworks wonders… | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The urban landscape is changing for ever as hundreds of iconic Victorian gas holders disappear. But some ingenious repurposing is already afoot…
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Costelloe agrees: “Gasometers were crucially important to the growth of London as a modern city and to Britain as an industrial and post-industrial nation. The use of gas in street lighting, for instance, is a central element in the creation of the modern city and these amazing floating structures are where the gas was eventually stored. They are important as scientific as well as architectural icons and we should preserve the best of them.”

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1925 Westinghouse Street Lighting Equipment Ad -Safe Streets --x140 - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now

1925 Westinghouse Street Lighting Equipment Ad -Safe Streets --x140 - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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The Nightwalker and the Nocturnal Picaresque

The Nightwalker and the Nocturnal Picaresque | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The introduction of street lighting to 17th-century London saw an explosion of nocturnal activity in the capital, most of it centring around the selling of sex.
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The nocturnal picaresque was also rendered possible by the constantly flickering play of light and dark characteristic of the metropolis at night in the era of public street lighting initiated in the mid-1680s. For this technology, inconsistent and intermittent as the oil-burning street lamps were, provided the ideal theatrical conditions for staging the city’s social contradictions. The sooty, smutty industrial smoke that thickened and blackened the air in the day – especially in the City, where bakers, brewers, glassmakers, potters, and blacksmiths burned quantities of coal in the labyrinthine back streets – intensified these conditions at night.

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The N.Y.C. Mystery History Hour: After The New York World's Fair - The New Yorker

The N.Y.C. Mystery History Hour: After The New York World's Fair - The New Yorker | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The unique lampposts that graced the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows have ended up all over.
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A Brief History of Lighting

By David DilauraAbstract

In the beginning, there was light. Everyone knows that part. But how did we learn to control and use it for ourselves? This history highlights several technologies that have been used to produce light: flame from wood, oil and gas; arc or glow from electricity; and the fluorescence of minerals.

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Optics and Photonics News Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 22-28 (2008) •doi: 10.1364/OPN.19.9.000022
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La lumière dans tous ses éclats à l'UPMC -Université Pierre et Marie CURIE - Sciences et Médecine - UPMC - Paris

La lumière dans tous ses éclats à l'UPMC -Université Pierre et Marie CURIE - Sciences et Médecine - UPMC - Paris | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
La lumière dans tous ses éclats à l'UPMC
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une opportunité éducative via l'UPMC

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Edition de Nancy Ville | Nancy : un lampadaire s'effondre suite à une ... - Est Républicain

Lundi matin peu après 8h, pompiers et Smur sont intervenus auprès d'un vieil homme qui avait chuté depuis sa fenêtre rue Jennesson.
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When the lights went out in New York City: A tale of two nights - PRI

When the lights went out in New York City: A tale of two nights - PRI | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Filmmakers of a new documentary say that crises, such as the '77 Blackout, which led to mayhem, could easily have occurred in any other city, under simmering class divisions.
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Philips Lighting (@philipslight) • Instagram photos and videos

Philips Lighting (@philipslight) • Instagram photos and videos | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Philips Lighting, the global brand improving the world we live in since 1891. Innovation and you.
Social Media House Rules http://philips.to/1xEAeTc
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A Curious Affliction Among WWII Pilots Led to This Medical Discovery - io9

A Curious Affliction Among WWII Pilots Led to This Medical Discovery - io9 | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Harold Ridley was an ophthalmologist treating the eye injuries of British fighter pilots during World War II, when he noticed an odd similarity between those injuries. And what he learned when he looked closer changed how we treat cataracts today.
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Long-lived light bulb celebrated at Livermore fire station event - Contra Costa Times

Long-lived light bulb celebrated at Livermore fire station event - Contra Costa Times | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Possibly the most famous light bulb in the world has been burning in a Livermore fire station for more than 100 years, and officials there are preparing to celebrate its first one million hours of service on Saturday.
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Homepage | Museum of the American Revolution

Homepage | Museum of the American Revolution | Lighting in history | Scoop.it

The Museum will be located in the historic heart of Philadelphia, the city that served as the headquarters of America’s founding. The site was acquired through a land exchange with the National Park Service and is just two blocks from Independence Hall, across the street from Carpenter’s Hall, where the Continental Congress first met, and within a block of Benjamin Franklin’s home.

 

Designed by the internationally recognized firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Museum will rise three stories above the street and, with a full basement, will encompass 118,000 total square feet. This includes permanent and temporary exhibit galleries, theaters, education spaces, collection storage, a café, a retail store, offices and a welcoming lobby area.

 

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▶ UK Street Lights (of the last century) - YouTube

Demostration of the deployment by CeDInt on Montegancedo Campus of the application of an Intelligent lighting solution to anounce emergency situations on cit...
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Funding approved to restore lights on Maysville bridge - WCPO

Funding approved to restore lights on Maysville bridge - WCPO | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Restoration of the "necklace" lights of Maysville's Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge has been approved for $300,000 in funding from the state.
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CanadasDemocracyWeek on Twitter

CanadasDemocracyWeek on Twitter | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Before street lighting, torchlight parades were popular election events #ThrowbackThursday #demcda pic.twitter.com/ziaZqMozfc
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Vintage EMIG Iron Pilgrim Lighting Street Lamp Weathervane 1481 - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now

Vintage EMIG Iron Pilgrim Lighting Street Lamp Weathervane 1481 - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
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Looking back at the illumni Future Of Lighting Summit 2015 Proudly Sponsored by Philips

Looking back at the illumni  Future Of Lighting Summit 2015  Proudly Sponsored by Philips | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Prior to the 25th May this year, I was discussing the illumni Future Of Lighting Summit 2015 with a prominent, Sydney based lighting industry executive. He scoffed at the concept. “You can’t presume to know what the future holds.” he said.
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