The Uses of Light

Posted by Briana Lipor on 4/1/20 9:15 AM

Humans are extremely visual creatures, our reliance on eyesight is one of the defining characteristics of the human experience.

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Topics: Material for Segmented Reflectors, Grow Lighting, Lighting Facts, Engineering, Science, Light Quality, Energy Efficient, Energy Efficiency

Light as a Disinfectant

Posted by Brooke Hild on 8/2/17 10:16 AM


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Topics: Medical Lighting, Science, Light History, Ultraviolet

Growing Plants In Space For Mars One

Posted by Brooke Hild on 6/28/17 11:23 AM


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Topics: LED lights, Grow Lighting, Science, aerospace lighting

The Speed of Light

Posted by Erika Mackay on 2/8/17 3:52 PM

When you turn on a light, it seems as though the light turns on instantaneously and illuminates the area. Though seemingly instant, light actually takes a little bit of time to emit from the bulb to our eyes. This speed is called the Speed of Light. The speed of light is a calculated number that pertains to the time it takes for light to be emitted from a source (like the Sun or a light bulb) and reach our eyes. In a vacuum, the speed of light is exactly 299,792,458 meters per second, or approximately 186,282 miles per second. 

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Topics: Reflective Lighting, light, Science