An illuminating history

Lighting has come a long way since natural light was our only source of illumination. Over time, numerous discoveries have led to the creation of modern lighting systems that have revolutionized the way we live our lives. One of the most well-known inventions in this field is the electric bulb, which was invented by Thomas Edison in 1879. This new lighting system was poised to compete with traditional gas lighting and quickly gained popularity.

One of the most revolutionary discoveries in the history of lighting was the carbonized bamboo filament, which allowed for a brighter and more efficient bulb. This was followed by the introduction of fluorescent light by Daniel McFarlan in 1904 and the development of the first mercury vapour light with a tungsten filament by Peter Cooper Hewitt.

The 20th century saw the rise of high-intensity discharge lamps, which were widely used for many years. However, something truly groundbreaking emerged from this era: the development of LED lights by a GE scientist in 1960. These lights, which were dubbed "magic" by Nick Holonyak, were a game-changer and continue to be used in a wide variety of applications today.

One company that has been particularly successful in the lighting industry is ASKA, which was established in 1985. Their innovative and portable lights are lightweight, battery-operated, and fuel-efficient, making them easy to carry from one place to another. They are always ready to take on any challenge, no matter where you are. ASKA's lights are a great example of how technology can be used to make the world a better place to live in.

All of these groundbreaking discoveries have helped to bring beauty and light into our lives. From the first electric bulb to the development of portable and efficient lighting systems, the history of lighting is full of innovation and progress. With each new discovery, we are brought closer to a brighter and more illuminated future.


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