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"Shining a Light on Incandescent Wonders: From Giant Lamps to UV Delights" Step into the world marvels

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo

Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo
Incandescent giant lamp, twelve feet high, mounted on a pedestal crowned by a model of the Edison type bulb, increased 20, 000 times

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Robertson Light Bulbs

Robertson Light Bulbs
Long life bulbs are nothing new - the Robertson incandescent electric lamp promises you long life and a saving of current into the bargain !

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Geraldton wax flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum), nectar fluorescing in UV light. Western Australia

Geraldton wax flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum), nectar fluorescing in UV light. Western Australia. Controlled conditions, focus stacked. Series 1/2

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Fluorescent coral photographed with ultraviolet / UV light, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles

Fluorescent coral photographed with ultraviolet / UV light, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean region, Netherlands Antilles

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp. ) fluoresce at night under blue light on a coral reef

Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp. ) fluoresce at night under blue light on a coral reef
Leather corals (Sarcophyton sp.) fluoresce at night under blue light on a coral reef. Laamu Atoll, Maldives. Indian Ocean

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Flannel bush (Fremontodendron California Glory ) exposed and overflowing

Flannel bush (Fremontodendron California Glory ) exposed and overflowing nectaries fluorescuing in UV light. Native to southwest USA

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Goat willow (Salix caprea) female catkin in UV light, fine hairs and nectar fluroescing

Goat willow (Salix caprea) female catkin in UV light, fine hairs and nectar fluroescing. Surrey, England, UK. Focus stacked

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Common rue (Ruta graveolens) flower in UV light, pollen and nectar at base of petals fluorescing

Common rue (Ruta graveolens) flower in UV light, pollen and nectar at base of petals fluorescing. Insect pollinators are able to see position of rewards on offer. Surrey, England, UK

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) flower, pollen and nectar fluorescing in UV light

Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) flower, pollen and nectar fluorescing in UV light. Surrey, England, UK. Native to USA. Focus stacked. Sequence 2/2

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Porcelain orchid (Chloraea magellanica) with osmophores on lip fluorescing in UV light

Porcelain orchid (Chloraea magellanica) with osmophores on lip fluorescing in UV light. Chile. Controlled conditions, focus stacked. Sequence 2/2

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Scorpion (Heterometrus sp) fluorescing in ultraviolet light at night on forest floor

Scorpion (Heterometrus sp) fluorescing in ultraviolet light at night on forest floor, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Fluorescent coral photographed with ultraviolet / UV light, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles

Fluorescent coral photographed with ultraviolet / UV light, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean region, Netherlands Antilles

Background imageIncandescent Collection: RF- Boulder star coral (Montastrea annularis) showing fluorescent green coloration

RF- Boulder star coral (Montastrea annularis) showing fluorescent green coloration, photographed under blue light at night, to excite fluorescent pigments in the coral, East End, Grand Cayman

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Detail of an incandescent light bulb in Athens

Detail of an incandescent light bulb in Athens, Greece August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Coils of an incandescent light bulb are pictured in Pasadena

Coils of an incandescent light bulb are pictured in Pasadena
The coils of an incandescent light bulb are pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Wrench inverted incandescent gas lamp, magic lantern

Wrench inverted incandescent gas lamp, magic lantern
Wrench inverted incandescent gas lamp for magic lantern projector

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Wrench incandescent gas lamp for magic lantern projector

Wrench incandescent gas lamp for magic lantern projector

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Edison Incandescent Lamps, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Edison Incandescent Lamps, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Edison Incandescent Lamps and Meters, United States Section of Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Fluorescent coral (Pocillopora sp. ) at night on a coral reef in blue light

Fluorescent coral (Pocillopora sp. ) at night on a coral reef in blue light
Fluorescent coral (Pocillopora sp.) at night on a coral reef in blue light, with the lights from a resort jetty behind, Laamu Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean

Background imageIncandescent Collection: The Illumination, Chicago Day, Worlds Columbian Exposition, 1893. Creator: BW Kilburn

The Illumination, Chicago Day, Worlds Columbian Exposition, 1893. Creator: BW Kilburn
The Illumination, Chicago Day, Worlds Columbian Exposition, 1893. [Electricity provided by Westinghouse, used to decorate buildings with incandescent lights, illuminate fountains

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Launching a Space-Ship (litho)

Launching a Space-Ship (litho)
2812588 Launching a Space-Ship (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Launching a Space-Ship)

Background imageIncandescent Collection: A remarkable photograph (b / w photo)

A remarkable photograph (b / w photo)
3652723 A remarkable photograph (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A remarkable photograph)

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Edisons original incandescent electric lamp (b / w photo)

Edisons original incandescent electric lamp (b / w photo)
3652697 Edisons original incandescent electric lamp (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edisons original incandescent electric lamp)

Background imageIncandescent Collection: The Saddle-Balloon (engraving)

The Saddle-Balloon (engraving)
3627811 The Saddle-Balloon (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Saddle-Balloon. Illustration for The Picture Magazine, 1894.); © Look and Learn

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Electric Jewels (engraving)

Electric Jewels (engraving)
3627866 Electric Jewels (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Electric Jewels. Illustration for The Picture Magazine, 1894.); © Look and Learn

Background imageIncandescent Collection: The Electric Tricycle (engraving)

The Electric Tricycle (engraving)
1061283 The Electric Tricycle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Electric Tricycle)

Background imageIncandescent Collection: 'Ideal'incandescent fuel stove with flue (litho)

"Ideal"incandescent fuel stove with flue (litho)
6006714 " Ideal" incandescent fuel stove with flue (litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Ideal" incandescent fuel stove with flue)

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Modern Lighthouse Lantern (chromolitho)

Modern Lighthouse Lantern (chromolitho)
2802111 Modern Lighthouse Lantern (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Modern Lighthouse Lantern)

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Incandescent Light (chromolitho)

Incandescent Light (chromolitho)
2802113 Incandescent Light (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Incandescent Light)

Background imageIncandescent Collection: flourescent&incandescent#1

flourescent&incandescent#1
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Background imageIncandescent Collection: Coloured candle bulbs in a circle, X-ray

Coloured candle bulbs in a circle, X-ray
Coloured candle bulbs in a circle, coloured X-ray

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) stamens fluroescing in UV light

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) stamens fluroescing in UV light. Ring of nectaries are dark red with blue UV reflective hairs

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Christmas rose (Helleborus niger) flower, pollen on dehisced anthers and on petals

Christmas rose (Helleborus niger) flower, pollen on dehisced anthers and on petals fluorescing in UV light. Nectar ring appearing red. Focus stacked

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Winter aconite (Eranthis hymenalis) in UV light, pollen on outer stamens that have

Winter aconite (Eranthis hymenalis) in UV light, pollen on outer stamens that have dehisced fluorescing. Focus stacked

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Seville orange (Citrus u aurantium) flower fluorescing in UV light, colour attractive

Seville orange (Citrus u aurantium) flower fluorescing in UV light, colour attractive
Seville orange (Citrus × aurantium) flower fluorescing in UV light, colour attractive to pollinators. Cultivated in glasshouse, Surrey, England, UK. Focus stacked. Sequence 2/2

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Voodoo lily (Amorphophallus bulbifer), female flowers fluroescing in UV light, male flowers above

Voodoo lily (Amorphophallus bulbifer), female flowers fluroescing in UV light, male flowers above. Native to Yunnan, China

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Edisons incandescent lamps light up a New York art gallery, 1882 (1956)

Edisons incandescent lamps light up a New York art gallery, 1882 (1956). Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American physicist and inventor, produced the first successful electric light bulb

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Incandescent light bulb, 1929

Incandescent light bulb, 1929. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American physicist and inventor, produced the first successful electric light bulb

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Edisons incandescent light globe in a table lamp fitting, 1891

Edisons incandescent light globe in a table lamp fitting, 1891. The filament here is carbonised bamboo fibres. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American physicist and inventor

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Edisons incandescent lamps showing various forms of carbon filament, 1883

Edisons incandescent lamps showing various forms of carbon filament, 1883. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American physicist and inventor, produced the first successful electric light bulb

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Swan incandescent lamps, University College, Dundee, Scotland, 1884

Swan incandescent lamps, University College, Dundee, Scotland, 1884
Swan incandescent lamps fitted in the engineering classrooms at University College, Dundee, Scotland, 1884

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Abstract visualization, ed sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar

Abstract visualization, ed sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Red sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar 2

Red sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar 2
Bagan, Myanmar - 28 January 2013; Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Luminescent sunrise with seagull, Wellington Harbour, New Zealand

Luminescent sunrise with seagull, Wellington Harbour, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand - 16 May 2012; this tranquil scene was spotted from a jetty in Wellington Harbour whilst waiting for the early morning ferry across the Cook Strait from New Zealands North to

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Abstract visualisation: red sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar 2

Abstract visualisation: red sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar 2
Bagan, Myanmar - 28 January 2013 Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Red sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar 1m

Red sunset over the stupas and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar 1m
Bagan, Myanmar - 28 January 2013 Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Lighting-up time in Radcliffe Square, Oxford

Lighting-up time in Radcliffe Square, Oxford

Background imageIncandescent Collection: Carl Auer Welsbach

Carl Auer Welsbach
CARL AUER baron von WELSBACH Austrian chemist who discovered two rare-earth elements and invented the incandescent gas mantle. Date: 1858 - 1929



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"Shining a Light on Incandescent Wonders: From Giant Lamps to UV Delights" Step into the world marvels, where light takes on extraordinary forms and illuminates our lives in breathtaking ways. At the heart of this radiant journey lies the iconic incandescent giant lamp, reminiscent of Thomas Edison's groundbreaking bulb that revolutionized the way we see. Transport yourself back to grand expos where Robertson Light Bulbs showcased their ingenious models, captivating audiences with their brilliance. These incandescent light bulbs became beacons of innovation, casting a warm glow upon countless discoveries. Imagine wielding a wrench inverted incandescent gas lamp, transforming it into a magical lantern that brings stories to life before your very eyes. Or perhaps you find fascination in the enchanting wrench incandescent gas lamp designed for magic lantern projectors – an invention that ignited imaginations across generations. Travel further through time and space to witness Edison Incandescent Lamps stealing the spotlight at Paris Exhibition of 1889. Their ethereal glow mesmerized visitors as they marveled at these luminous works of art. Venturing beyond traditional realms, explore nature's own fluorescent wonders. Behold fluorescent coral photographed with ultraviolet (UV) light off Bonaire in Leeward Antilles – an underwater spectacle revealing nature's hidden beauty under UV rays' embrace. Dive deeper into Carl Auer Welsbach's realm and discover leather corals fluorescing under blue light on vibrant coral reefs during nocturnal hours. Witness Geraldton wax flower nectar come alive under UV light in Western Australia; its petals radiating vivid hues like never seen before. Nature continues its luminescence symphony as tulip tree flowers reveal pollen and nectar fluorescing under UV rays' gentle touch. Even scorpions join this otherworldly dance by fluorescing in ultraviolet nightlights amidst forest floors – showcasing their unique adaptation to illuminate the darkness.