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The lighting of the Sistine Chapel by Osram

Osram has recently fitted the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel with a new LED-based lighting solution. Osram has now signed a multi-year framework collaboration...

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George III and his lavish LED lighted parties

King of Great Britain and Ireland for 60 momentous years, George III was a man of deep contrasts. During his reign from...

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A Brief History Of The LED

Often viewed as being at the forefront of modern energy efficient lighting, it may come as a surprise to learn that the...

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LED light bulbs continue the centuries-old history of street lighting

Imagine you’re living two thousand years ago. There are no LED light bulbs, let alone standard lights. When darkness falls, you can...

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New ‘Fang-LED’ lighting in the Roaring Twenties

After the horrors of the First World War (1914 – 1918) came the Roaring Twenties. This is remembered as a decade of...

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Would LED light bulbs have amused Queen Victoria?

Around 1900, Queen Victoria is reputed to have said ‘we are not amused.’ Whether she did of course is a matter of...

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If LED light bulbs met the Renaissance icons

If Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were alive today, what would they make of LED lighting? Both were scholars, architects and engineers...

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Lighting in Medieval Britain

As you sit in front of your PC, laptop or even your smart phone or iPad in a well-lit room, warmed by...

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The evolution of LED lighting technology

LED light bulbs (Light Emitting Diodes) are not a new technology. When they first appeared in commercial use in the late 1960s,...

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