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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Northern Lights (Photograph)
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
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 and Lamps
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.
Pink Northern Lights (Photograph)
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.
- Northern Lights Over Snowy Mountains (Digital Image)
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.
- Light Sources
The most common light source in homes is the incandescent light bulb. Learn about more light sources on this informative web page.
- Garden Lighting
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.
- Ceiling Fans
A popular type of ceiling fixture is the ceiling fan, which often includes several ceiling lights as part of the fixture.
Traffic Light (Illustration)
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.
- Track Lighting
Track lighting refers to a series of lights mounted on a track. This lighting style was first developed in the late 1960s.
- Patio Lighting
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.
- Photographic Lighting
Good lighting is an essential prerequisite for good photography. Learn about lighting and find helpful links to camera shops by state for all of your photography needs.
- Light Bulbs
The invention of the light bulb was a pivotal point in the history of mankind. The original bulb, which is still widely used today, was known as an incandescent bulb.
Automobile Taillights (Photograph)
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.
Christmas Candles and Holly (Illustration)
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.
Modern Living Room Floor Lamp (Photograph)
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.
Brick Fireplace (Photograph)
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.
- Columbus, Ohio Riverfront (Photograph)
Online gallery photo, with caption and description, of the Columbus, Ohio riverfront at dusk, with lights reflecting on the river surface.
- Phoenix, Arizona at Night (Photograph)
Online photograph, with caption and detailed description, of Phoenix, Arizona lights at night.
Factory Stores (Photograph)
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.
- LAX Airport Sign (Digital Image)
In the photograph on the left side of this page, bright neon signs light up the night, indicating to viewers the location of LAX airport in the City of Los Angeles.
- Crystal Chandelier on a Black Background (Digital Image)
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.
- SUV Brush Guard Accessory (Digital Image)
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.
- Gooseneck Lamp with a Green Lamp Shade (Digital Image)
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.
- Track Lighting Fixture with Halogen Bulb (Digital Image)
A bright chrome track light sits in a lighting track, which is set into a wooden ceiling. Illuminate your world with stylish, modern, track lighting.
Lights Directory Page(s)
- Lights Page on Jumblex.org
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