Resources on Home Lighting
The GE web portal for home and business lighting. Browse products such as decorative bulbs, chandeliers, recessed lighting, fluorescent tubes, aquarium bulbs and plant lighting. Business portion of the site features a lighting literature library, business lighting solutions, product information and energy guides.
Light Therapy and Health
News release describing a massive change for the lighting field as new discoveries show the impacts of lighting on human health. Many of light's health effects stem from its ability to influence circadian rhythms, 24-hour oscillations in neural activity controlled by a "master biological clock" located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus. Recently discovered nonvisual photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) connect directly from the retina to the SCN, and there influence the secretion of melatonin by the pineal gland. Melatonin acts somewhat as an anti-oxidant "blood cleaner" as its levels build up while we sleep. Light inhibits melatonin production at night, and research shows that women who work during late shifts are far more susceptible to breast cancer.
Whole House Scene Lighting
Whole House Scene Lighting is explored in this article. Scene lighting is the ability to adjust the light level of multiple lights with a single touch. With scene lighting, a single press of any X10 transmitter can prompt multiple scene-capable SwitchLincs, LampLincs, ToggleLincs or KeypadLincs w/Load Control to respond with an individual action. Typically these actions are to either turn the connected light on to the brightness level that you pre-determine (except fluorescent lights, which can't be dimmed), or to turn the light off entirely. In addition to controlling brightness level, each dimmer can respond with an individual ramp rate - the fade rate at which you want the light to turn on or off. Different kinds of scenes that can be created with scene lighting are emergency lighting, sleeptime lighting, dinner lighting, movie lighting, and reading lighting.
An index of valuable lighting information, including lighting fixtures such as iron chandeliers, alabaster light fixtures, tiffany light fixtures, track lighting, wall sconces, puck lights, pendant fixtures, murano glass lighting fixtures, recessed lighting, halogen lighting, crystal chandeliers and more. Lamp shade section goes to links for tiffany lamps, harp finials, torchiere lamps and more. Ceiling fan section as well as a light bulb database with holgen and krypton light bulbs, incandescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. More information about how to light various rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, garages and bedrooms; and lighting cleaning tips are included with photographs and easy-to-read lighting articles.