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Les lampes Art Nouveau de l’École de Nancy en verrerie

Les lampes Art Nouveau de l’École de Nancy en verrerie | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
La modernité sous la forme de fleurs. Au début du XXe siècle, l’École de Nancy crée les premiers luminaires pour lampes électriques.
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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 curates old and new data on the history of public lighting.

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Les lampes Art Nouveau de l’École de Nancy en verrerie

Les lampes Art Nouveau de l’École de Nancy en verrerie | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
La modernité sous la forme de fleurs. Au début du XXe siècle, l’École de Nancy crée les premiers luminaires pour lampes électriques.
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Before Street Lights, Cities Built Giant Moon Towers

Before Street Lights, Cities Built Giant Moon Towers | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Imagine that instead of a bunch of different lamps, we have one giant one, on a tower 150 feet tall.
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THE FIRST WORLD WAR

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Electricity acquired widespread use. In 1882, the Edison Electric Illuminating Company lit up lower Manhattan, and interiors and streets both acquired a harsh radiance as gas lighting gave way.

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Water and Power Associates

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This glowing eulogy depicts the enthusiasm 130 years ago when on December 30, 1882 the first streetlights were turned on in Los Angeles, illuminating the way to a pioneering age of growth and development for the expanding metropolis. There had been a time in Los Angeles, a century ago, when a scattering of dimly lit gas lanterns, hanging from an occasional front porch, were the only traces of light on the otherwise darkened city streets. By law, early residents and business owners in the small pueblo of 12,000 were required to hang a lamp outside their doorway for the first two and one half hours of every dark night, or face a penalty of $2 for the first offense and $5 for each subsequent offense. It was a vexing time for early Angelinos who could rarely leave their homes at night without stumbling about in the dark, toting candle-burning lanterns to find their way. A rumbling began among the citizenry for universal night lighting. The need for city dwellers to be able to find their way home, to have protection from crime, and to have greater illumination for stores and properties at night created fervor of support. The interest was intensified in 1882 when Thomas Edison put his Pearl Street Station – the first commercial central station in the world – in operation on September 4 in New York. This was the start of the electric industry as it is known today. The Edison plant supplied its light through incandescent lamps. A similar kind of lighting, in an improved form, was proposed for Los Angeles by C. L. Howland, representing the California Electric Light Company. While numerous proposals had been made, on September 11, 1882 the City Council unanimously voted to enter into a contract with Howland to “illuminate the streets of the city with electric light.” At the time, it was a revolutionary idea. The proposal called for Howland, at his own expense, to erect seven, 150-foot-high masts each carrying three electric lights or lamps of three thousand candle-power. The masts were to be located in the heart of the city and its settle suburbs “which would be thoroughly and satisfactorily illuminated.” Howland set quickly to work. He had received a deadline of December 1, 1882 to have the masts erected and electricity on. By October 25, he had purchased a lot on the corner of Alameda and Banning Streets where he proceeded to erect a brick building, 50 by 80 feet, to house the boilers, engines and the 30kw, 9.6 ampere “Brush” arc lighting equipment for supplying the electric energy. Three weeks later, by November 16, the masts were in place and soon afterwards the pole lines and wires were strung along the streets leading to the masts. By December the only hold-up was the delayed arrival of the dynamo and lamps. In growing anticipation, the citizens anxiously awaited the moment in history when the first streetlights would illuminate the night skies of Los Angeles. That moment came on December 30, 1882 before an admiring crowd of spectators. Mayor Toberman threw a switch at twenty minutes past eight, simultaneously lighting two mast tops, one at Main and Commercial and the other at First and Hill. An account in the Express newspaper at the time, recounted the historic event in this way: “The Main Street light burned steadily and beautifully and it cast a light similar to that of the full moon on snow. The First Street light was very unsteady, glowing at times with brilliancy and again almost fading from sight. The only complaint so far is from young couples who find no shady spots on the way home from church or theatre.” By the following evening, five more masts were lighted on First Street and Boyle Avenue; Avenue 22 and North Broadway; First Street and Central Avenue; Fourth Street and Grand Avenue; and Sixth and Main Streets. The project was considered so successful that before the expiration of Holland’s two year contract, he and others had formed the Los Angeles Electric Company, which besides serving streetlights, supplied arc lights for commercial establishments. From these early beginnings, engineers over the years have worked to improve lighting technology. In May 1905, the first ornamental post system in the city was introduced on Broadway between First and Main Streets. This installation consisted of 135 posts each equipped with six small glass globes, enclosing 16 candle-power amp, and one large glass globe, enclosing a 32 candle-power lamp. This system operated until 1919 when it was demolished to make way for a more modern system. The progress of street lighting in the years hence has been truly phenomenal. The present electric system of the DWP is a far cry from the pioneer service of the Los Angeles Electric Company in 1883. Yet, this pioneering system paved the way for today’s sophisticated electric system, which like its predecessor still “illuminates the streets of the city with electric light." **
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A young American girl's view of London when she visits on holiday in... | Huntley Film Archives

A young American girl's view of London when she visits on holiday in... | Huntley Film Archives | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
A young American girl's view of London when she visits on holiday in 1950's.
Young woman sits in bed writing her diary. Lockhead Constellation aeroplane external and internal. Passengers sleeping as air hostess wakes people for landing.
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Topeka, Kansas – Free-State Capitol – Legends of America

Topeka, Kansas – Free-State Capitol – Legends of America | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Situated along the Kansas River in northeast Kansas, Topeka is the capitol city of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County....
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Plan to change Westminster’s historic gas street lights to LEDs not popular

Plan to change Westminster’s historic gas street lights to LEDs not popular | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Two centuries after the first gas lights appeared on the streets of London, a few hundred remain in historic areas of the capital. However, ...
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Surveillance society: artificial lighting for a policed public

Surveillance society: artificial lighting for a policed public | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The history of artificial intelligence surveillance is rooted in the genealogy of public lighting.Surveillance, and concerns around the protection of...
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A Guide To The History Of The Light Emitting Diode

A Guide To The History Of The Light Emitting Diode | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The history of the light emitting diode goes back to 1907. Find out more about the evolution of the light emitting diode, the history and the key benefits.
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Thanks TMG! This old-style street light on Drake...

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Thanks TMG! This old-style street light on Drake Park avenue recently got a new bulb and a new globe. Looks nice. TMG Management is the owner of the Drake Pointe apartments. Street lights like this...
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City Of LA Removing Historic Streetlights Following String of Thefts – CBS Los Angeles

City Of LA Removing Historic Streetlights Following String of Thefts – CBS Los Angeles | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The City of LA is removing the remaining historic street lights from the Glendale-Hyperion Viaduct, following a string of thefts since September. Over 20 street lights have been stolen in that time....
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General Electric National Mazda Drawn Tungsten Filament Incandescent Light Bulb

General Electric National Mazda Drawn Tungsten Filament Incandescent Light Bulb | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
A large, tapered, oval-shaped, clear glass bulb with a point on the top; has a brass bottom with threads on the end; attached to the inside of the bottom is a long glass tube with two terminals on either side and a long glass rod and platform attached to the top; both terminals extend up vertically; there are small wires attached to the top and bottom of the rod forming a circular pattern
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A brief history of street lighting

Streetlights predate the earliest cars by thousands of years. From ancient oil lamps to advanced LEDs, we've pulled together a 60-second history of streetlights....
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Images of Rugby - Rugby Art Gallery & Museum - Rugby Borough Council

Images of Rugby - Rugby Art Gallery & Museum - Rugby Borough Council | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Projector slides from British Thomson Houston Lighting Department (Mazda) from the 1940s. These were taken to show new street lighting in the town centre but also capture eerily quiet streets at night (not dissimilar to the lockdown we’ve been experiencing today) and old buildings such as the alms houses which were demolished in the late 1950s.
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Poznań - Fiałkowo. They saved a 40-year-old neon sign, the action lasted several hours

Poznań - Fiałkowo. They saved a 40-year-old neon sign, the action lasted several hours | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
The skyscraper that once belonged to the Communication Equipment Factory in Poznań will soon be dismantled. Thanks to history enthusiasts, the neon sign on its roof was saved. It was disassembled and will go to the Museum of Engineering Art in Fiałków near Poznań.
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GHM on LinkedIn: #mobilierurbain #urbanfurniture #fountains

GHM on LinkedIn: #mobilierurbain #urbanfurniture #fountains | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
�� GHM-ECLATEC partage son calendrier de l’Avent digital – Jour 9.
Coup de cœur Fontaines WALLACE. �
Le saviez-vous ? Les fontaines Wallace sont des...
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Lionel Brunet on LinkedIn: Charles awards pioneers of LED lighting with prestigious engineering

Lionel Brunet on LinkedIn: Charles awards pioneers of LED lighting with prestigious engineering | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Congratulations to George Craford, Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, and Russell Dupuis, on very well deserved recognition an
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8-Décembre : l'histoire de la "fête des lumières"

Chaque année, depuis 1852, les Lyonnais disposent des bougies à leurs fenêtres le 8 décembre.
D'où vient cette tradition, devenue "fête des lumières" ?
Sujet réalisé par Olivier Péguy
en collaboration avec les archives municipales de Lyon.
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First Electric Street Lamp Of Bengaluru and Asia

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Switching historic gas street lights to LEDs in Westminster triggers fury

Switching historic gas street lights to LEDs in Westminster triggers fury | Lighting in history | Scoop.it
Westminster City Council plans to electrify 299 gas lights across the city by 2023...
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