If lighting is just a background topic in your mind, you might be surprised to learn what an interesting and even fun topic it can be. For instance, these days it's being explored for medical use and for its affect on our overall health. And with modern LED technology, we have increasing control over how we work with the lights around us.
So we thought we'd close out the year 2014 with a review on its lighting highlights.
60 and 40 Watt Incandescent Bulbs were Phased Out
As step 3 in a phase-out of incandescent bulbs to press the use of more efficient light bulbs, we began the year on January 1 by saying goodbye to 60 watt and 40 watt incandescent bulbs. They can no longer be manufactured in or imported into the United States. Of course they can still be purchased in stores that carry them and used in your home.
Lighting in Sports
Philips wrote up an article discussing the use of lights in sports. Not only can you use lights to create unique balls and other elements of a game, but you can light up entire courts and even use them to coach players. It makes us wonder what kind of entirely new sports could be created with the use of lighted and even responsive courts. And could that eliminate the need for certain referee calls and/or instant replays?
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So those are some of our favorites from the world of lighting in 2014. What about you? Have any favorites that we should have mentioned here?