Just about everyone takes ‘light’ for granted!

While a good definition of LIGHT can be found at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light) and recent research has uncovered many amazing facts about light, some of its properties remain a mystery. Other properties are well known and can be exploited – something we at Techniquip are very experienced in doing.

Our Lighting Know how series aims to ‘bring light’ to some of the ways light can be used and modified to the benefit of the user.

If you have questions, would like to know more, or have ideas for future posts please contact us.

Don’t Be Casual in Your Selection of Borosilicate Fibers for Precision Lighting Systems

Basing your optical component selections on single properties…

Bending light – the art of refraction

Refraction is the change in the direction of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium. Said more simply its why the fork looks bent when it is put into a glass of water.

Filter out the unwanted

Optical filters are devices that selectively transmit light of different wavelengths.

Big Bulb Theory

Luminous flux is the measure of the perceived power of light. The scale takes into account the sensitivity of the human eye and, as such, differs from radiant flux.

Illumination Intensity

Luminous intensity is a measure of the power emitted by a light source in a particular direction adjusted for human's sensitivity to certain wavelengths. It differs from radiant intensity which measures total energy in a particular direction.