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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Illumination terms

My first ever posting:

When referring to lighting there are a number of technical terms used.  I thought that maybe it would be an idea if I wrote something that would bring these terms together under a single article. Terms such as:

incandescence, candoluminescence, ( bio/ chemo/ electro/ photo) luminescence, cathodoluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence,


Getting the essence of the forms of luminescence turned out to be slightly more long winded than I hoped so further terms, which I hoped to add(emission, absorption, spectrum, warm, cold, chromatic, electromagnetic radiation.) will need to wait for another posting.