Light is electromagnetic radiation which makes objects visible to the naked eye. Lights often refer to freestanding and hanging lamps, or other forms of lighting which make it easier to see objects. Lights may be indoor or outdoor, and come in a variety of shapes and forms, although the most common are incandescent, compact fluorescent, or LED. The first practical incandescent light was developed by Thomas Edison in 1878.
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A spectacular red and green aurora borealis lights up the night sky over Bavaria, Germany. This unusual northern lights display, above the silhouetted forest, occurred during the Autumn of 2003.
Bicycle lights are designed to light the way ahead and alert approaching traffic to the presence of a bicycle rider. A bicycle light may be powered by batteries or by a small generator.
Neon lights use electricity to produce light directly by energizing atoms of gas or vapor so that they give off light. That is why neon lights are also sometimes known as gas discharge lamps.
A dramatic multi-colored aurora borealis lends a watercolor effect to an early morning sky in Michigan. Pink, green, and bright white lights dramatize leafless October trees.
The northern lights explode over a snowy mountain range in Alaska, resulting in a dramatic, green sky. Visitors to the arctic can expect a dramatic environment with powerful extremes.
The right garden lighting can really beautify your lawn and garden. Learn all about using outdoor lights in your garden with this helpful guide to garden lighting.
Illustration of a stoplight, a signaling device that is placed at road intersections to control motor vehicle traffic flow. Traffic stoplights have red, yellow, and green lights.
Patio lighting allows you to have usable outdoor space for entertaining at night. Learn all about lighting your patio with this helpful guide to patio lighting.
An online auto parts store is the perfect place to find accessories for your custom car, like this 1950's classic with fins. Online automotive stores often carry tail lights and other parts for vehicles of a very specific make, model and year.
Coloring page, depicting two Christmas candles. Until colored electric lights became common, Christmas candles were often used to light Christmas trees, and they are still used to decorate tables and fireplace mantels.
A torchiere is a type of floor lamp which has an upturned shade, casting light onto the ceiling of a room. The light reflects off the ceiling and effectively lights the entire room. A torchiere uses either fluorescent or halogen light bulbs.
A shadowed photograph of a fireplace set into bricks lights up a cold winter's day. The coals and embers glow in the background, warming the air and lending an intimate feeling of friendliness to the room.
Several benches provide a resting place for weary shoppers, who have been busy purchasing items at factory stores. A canopy above the benches provides respite from rain and other elements, while lights illuminate the darkness.
With many small lights, crystal chandeliers quickly set an elegant mood for a festive occasion. And, when used in an entryway, they offer a special welcome to each guest.
A close-up photograph of a headlight and brush guard, on a bright, red, sport utility vehicle. Whether you are driving through snow, up a mountain, on tree-filled trails, or through muddy fields, you ask a lot of your SUV.
This neat little table lamp looks real perky with its green lampshade and its flexible, black neck! Simply plug it into the wall outlet and flip on the switch. Studying or writing with such a table lamp makes it easier to see the task at hand.
In a city long known for its crime problem, increased local efforts have transformed blighted areas into buzzy social hot spots, attracting tourists along the way.
Alyson Krueger. New York Times. Fri, 18 May 2018 09:00:14 GMT.