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Tech Lighting - The Modern Lighting Solution

Feb 21, 2008
How quickly humans forget! With iPhones which let us order our lives and even check our e-mail and home entertainment centers that rival a cinema, we hardly give a thought to the wonder of lighting. Yet lighting is just that-nothing short of a marvel. Have you ever tried to accomplish anything by candlelight during a power outage? Effortless things like reading and climbing the stairs to bed become clumsy. And it was not that long ago that our forefathers lived out their entire lives in that manner. No wonder everyone went to bed at dusk and woke at first light!

Far-seeing inventors fooled with the idea of electric lighting fifty years before Thomas Edison famously made it happen. It was not that other inventors could not create an electric light, it was that they could not come up with a safe, economical, unwieldy system practical for home use. When Edison finally got that miniscule filament of carbonized sewing thread to stay lit for thirteen and a half hours, life changed forever.

With today's tech lighting we enjoy beautiful light in our homes in styles designed to suit any taste. The variety of lighting choices today is staggering! And unlike Edison's first bulb, today's incandescent lights burn an average of 1000 hours. To be truly "green", millions of people are installing compact fluorescent bulbs, which burn for an incredible 10,000 hours!

No matter which type of bulb you choose, there is an array of fixtures to suit any home. Some of today's lighting options look as if they would be at home in a contemporary art gallery. Traditional tastes can be satisfied, too, with fixtures ranging from pendants, wall sconces, ceiling mounts, chandeliers, and monorail lighting. Tech lighting enhances any home.

In the grand scheme of things, it has not been that long since we were fumbling around in the dark. To see the accomplishments in tech lighting in less than a century and a half is awe inspirinig.
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Steve Collins is an Author and Journalist who specializes in interior lighting, decor and tech lighting.
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