Mankind has been eternally perfecting ways to light up the darkness that descends after dusk. The use of electricity to produce light was pioneered by many, right from the early nineteenth century; the first electric incandescent lamp patented in the USA in 1879 by Thomas Alva Edison. Since then there have been a series of inventions targeted to make electric lighting more reliable, safe, compact, and energy efficient. In this section you can learn about the basics of light and various electric lighting technologies pioneered and perfected by the some of the worlds brightest minds.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps
A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also known as a compact fluorescent light bulb, is a type of fluorescent lamp. Many..more >>
Linear Fluorescent
A fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube is a gas-discharge lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapor. The..more >>