Technology has greatly improved the aspects of lighting your home, even if you wish to avoid computers and other high tech marvels. Using materials that have been around for ages it is now possible to bring the outdoors inside. And if a trace of technology doesn't bother you imagine bringing the sun directly into your underground home, especially if you wish to bring your garden indoors to make your plants happy.. Links verified April 19 2011
3M Light Pipes-One way to bring consistent lighting to the underground or dark areas.
A Healthy Glow-Far out use of Ultraviolet lighting. It's come a long way since the hippy era of the 60's and 70's.
Amstep Products-VisiGlow nosings allow you to see stairs in a new way. They are so bright that you probably won't even need supplemental lighting. The glow in the dark product lasts for hours and hours.
Belfer-Lighting for architecture.
Bell Lighting-Canadian company with a focus on commercial and horticultural lighting fixtures. Also a OEM distributor for Fusion Lighting, inventor of the Sulfur lamp.
Color Kinetics-Though the site appears to be aimed at the professional lighting market there is a lot of information on the importance of color in lighting. Don't settle for just 'white' lighting.
Fiberstars EFO-Finally a fiber optic company that can transmit light in neat ways and much more effectively then other methods. California
Full Spectrum Solutions-They state they have true full spectrum lighting. Don't buy imitations.
GE Lighting-Bringing good things to life. Huge site.
Gigahertz-Optik Inc-They manufacture light measurement instrumentation including UV-Vis-NIR radiometers, photometers, color meters, laser / optical power meters,integrating spheres, R/T instruments & optically diffuse materials. Also included are tutorials and application information as well as tech product specs. MA.
International Light-Light measuring equipment.
Led light bulbs-Also called the LED Museum. Light Emitting Diodes have made quantum leaps over the past few years. You'll find a lot of information both past, present and future on these incredible light sources.
Leviton-They have developed a niche market for lighting products(and other areas) but some of them are very cool and well thought out.
Levy Lighting-Architectural and theatrical design. Check under products for some really cool stuff. International
Lighting Affiliates-Huge resources on lighting. I think of them as Earth House on lighting. Conneticut
Lighting Research Center-Their goal is to change architecture, through lighting that is energy efficient and responsive to human needs.
Lightsearch-Good place to do your lighting research.
Lumenyte-Their fiber optic cables are guaranteed to transmit white, clear light even after 50 feet. Also other interesting products and illuminators.
Meyer-These are the light meter specialists. Also see their tunnel lighting. UK
Philips-Creator of the first dimming compact fluorescent lamp that can utilize a standard socket.
Poly Optics Australia- One of the largest users of fiber optic cable in the world. Customers from all over the world
Robert Tant-Lighting Architect. He does his work anywhere in the free world. Likes to work mainly on big projects it seems..
Space Daily-Take one common piece of silcon, bombard it with laser in a vacuum chamber, and voila, a new type of silicon that absorbs light so well some of it never emerges.
Stingway Lighting-They've developed a method of using reflectors and efficient lights to create a powerful before and after effect.
The L.E.D. Light-Catalog of products that utilized this interesting technology. From home use to survival products.
Welch Allyn-Solarc can provide 4000 hours of 'fiber optic' sunshine quality lighting.
Wildfire UV Effects-Allows you to paint with light and color simultaneously. Totally safe, nontoxic and incredible.
~World Lighting Links-categorized index of the best and most useful lighting sites on the Internet today. Provided as a free service for lighting professionals, these links include ARCHITECTURAL, THEATER, FILM, TV, ART and SCIENCE related sites.