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Let there be light! The evolution of candle-lighting practices in Ashkenaz

Let there be light! The evolution of candle-lighting practices in Ashkenaz | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
A discussion on the emergence and evolution of candle-lighting practices among the Jews of Ashkenaz.
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(EN) - Street Lighting Glossary | Simon Cornwell

(EN) - Street Lighting Glossary | Simon Cornwell | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
"I have been interested in street lighting since as long as I can remember. I have a large collection (or should that be museum) of lanterns, brackets and columns dating from the 1930s through to t...
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Napa marks the invention of 'The Big Voice' — the loudspeaker - Napa Valley Register

Napa marks the invention of 'The Big Voice' — the loudspeaker - Napa Valley Register | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago this month, inventors Peter L. Jensen and Edwin S. Pridham shocked locals when they blasted their marvelous new creation -- the loudspeaker — across Napa.
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sometimes on lampposts

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120 years since Sarajevo got electric street lighting | Travel | HelloBosnia

120 years since Sarajevo got electric street lighting | Travel | HelloBosnia | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
RT @hellobosnia: 120 years since #Sarajevo got electric street lighting http://t.co/cEIOEaFPfN #visitsarajevo #bosnia #innovation http://t.…
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Let's see the lights go out on Broadway - New York Daily News

Let's see the lights go out on Broadway - New York Daily News | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
In the name of conserving energy, City Council members want to dim most of the glittering lights of Manhattan’s skyline.
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Auction #1293063 - One Lot of Scrap Street lighting Fixtures

One Lot of Scrap Street lighting Fixtures. Auction #1293063 being auctioned by Miami-Dade County at http://www.publicsurplus.com.
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Scotland's Inventors - Steam Ships, Roads, Trains, Gas Lighting - Bell, Murdoch, Watt & More -1940s

Land of Invention - Scotland - "Macadam, creator of the macadamised road, Watt; built the first locomotive engine, Murdock: gaslighting, Nasmyth, inventor of the ...
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Lighting the Dark - A Look at Valley Electric's History

Learn about the history of Valley Electric Association, Inc. in this documentary.
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1963 Holophane Company Newark OH Ohio Street Lighting Lights Vintage Ad

1963 Holophane Company Newark OH Ohio Street Lighting Lights Vintage Ad | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
US $9.99 Used in Collectibles, Advertising, Merchandise & Memorabilia
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Alvin Langdon Coburn | Broadway at Night | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alvin Langdon Coburn | Broadway at Night | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Coburn was mesmerized by the electrified arc lamps of Midtown Manhattan. "It is only at twilight," he wrote in 1911, "that the city reveals itself to me in the fulness [sic] of its beauty, when the arc lights on the Avenue click into being
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Charles Marville | Arts et Métiers (Ancien Modèle) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Charles Marville | Arts et Métiers (Ancien Modèle) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Along with the wholesale redrawing of the map of Paris, Baron Haussmann transformed the urban experience by commissioning and installing tens of thousands of pieces of street furniture-kiosks, Morris columns, pissoirs, garden gates, and, above all, street lamps
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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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Akon “Lights Up” Africa - Madame Noire

Akon “Lights Up” Africa - Madame Noire | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Akon set to bring electricity and jobs to Africans through Akon Lighting Africa Academy.
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V&A on Twitter

V&A on Twitter | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Street lighting from Florence, 1600. The first gas lighting in London was on Pall Mall in 1807. #thisbelongstoyou pic.twitter.com/bZ9tcQHWjw
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Anita Ward on Twitter

Anita Ward on Twitter | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Also met residents concerned about poor street lighting in their area. You can understand why!! pic.twitter.com/aTh8MI3uvk
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The Evolution of Artificial Lighting, Pt. 1

The Evolution of Artificial Lighting, Pt. 1 | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Learn about the origins of artificial lighting, starting with pre-electrical lamps!
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Afton plans to replace iconic gas lamps - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Afton plans to replace iconic gas lamps - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The golden glow from Afton's gas street lamps - long a symbol of the city's charming and quaint Old Village area - will soon fade. The lamps will be repla
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7 Lesser-Known Victorian Inventors Just As Fascinating As Nikola Tesla - io9

7 Lesser-Known Victorian Inventors Just As Fascinating As Nikola Tesla - io9 | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
When we see science fiction stories set during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the inventor Nikola Tesla tends to show up an awful lot.
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Nikola Tesla was hardly the only inventor who quarreled with Thomas Edison. Hiram Maxim (1840-1916) is one of numerous inventors who, like Edison, laid claim to the lightbulb. But while Maine-born inventor is said to have registered 271 patents in his lifetime, he’s probably best known for his work on the machine gun.

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Philips' net profit slumps in 1st quarter, sales edge higher - Watertown Public Opinion

Philips' net profit slumps in 1st quarter, sales edge higher - Watertown Public Opinion | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
PARIS (AP) — Royal Philips NV, the world's biggest lighting maker, said Tuesday higher restructuring costs wiped out gains from higher sales to reduce first-quarter net profit by 27 percent to 100 million euros ($109 million).
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Binge drinking: What the ancient world can teach us about dealing with drunken ... - The Independent

Binge drinking: What the ancient world can teach us about dealing with drunken ... - The Independent | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
As British police prepare to jet off to some Spanish resorts such as Magaluf in Majorca to help local police deal with drunken Britons, tourism chiefs will hear that there is nothing new about alcohol and drugs after sundown, and modern-day...
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Authorities in Pompeii introduced street lighting, but this led to complaints by night hawks that it took away their anonymity as they tried to forget the stresses of the day, echoing our own concerns with CCTV cameras.

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Leni's eclectic nighttime design bibliography

Leni's eclectic nighttime design bibliography | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Do you read? Here, this list is for you: publications on urban design, historical light, stories of sleep, nocturnal narratives, the power of disorder and heterogeneous spaces and places, wrapped i...
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thanks for the references

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Unknown | [Street with Lamp Post and Wine Shop] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Unknown | [Street with Lamp Post and Wine Shop] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
In 1841 William Henry Fox Talbot patented the first negative-positive photographic process, which formed the basis of photography until the digital age. The photographer placed a piece of paper coated in a solution of light-sensitive silver salts in the camera, exposed it to sunlight, and developed the latent image to produce a negative that could then be printed as multiple positives
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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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