Public and private lighting

Johnston, S.F. (2005) Public and private lighting. In: Hempstead, C.A. and Worthington, W.E. (eds.) Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology. Routledge: New York, USA, pp. 464-466. ISBN 9781579583866

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The history of lighting in the 19th and 20th centuries is discussed. The transition from flame (gas, oil and candle) to electric lighting was a fraught process involving commercial competition supported by distinct scientific claims.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Keywords:Light, optics, photometry, competition, electric light, gas lighting, history of technology, history of science
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
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