Category Archives: Lighting

Are you a single, double, or triple screener?

First there was single screening, then double screening, and now triple screening is becoming the norm. Back in the old days, a family would gather in front of the TV to be entertained. A single screen was all there was. … Continue reading

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Lights out

Here in the UK our local council has recently announced that between midnight and 6.00am each night, they will soon be switching off half of all street lights in our area except those on main roads. They calculate this will … Continue reading

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Fluorescent lighting in Japan

An unusual feature of the venue I recently taught in Okinawa is that it didn’t have fluorescent lighting. Or rather it did have some, but it had enough other types of lighting that we didn’t have to use it. Conducting … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Driving through rural Bali a few evenings ago, it was sad to see how quickly compact fluorescent light bulbs are replacing incandescent bulbs, giving a ghostly white glow to what used to be heart-warming night-time scenery. Tourist areas by and … Continue reading

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Energy saving light bulbs are a good thing, right?

Incandescent light bulbs lose up to 80% of their power in excess heat. So phasing them out and replacing them all over the world with CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps, also known as energy saving light bulbs) is a good thing, … Continue reading

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