Fun Facts about Light

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The whole world and our entire lives revolve around light. It is the sun that wakes us up, and it’s the light bulb that keeps our days going through the darkest nights. Lights captivate us completely like fireflies are drawn to their hypnotic brightness. But there are still many fascinating facts about light that you may not be aware of.

You Are Actually Glowing!

No, it’s not a metaphor or a line from some cheesy poem. As you are reading this, you are actually glowing! Like a firefly, your body is giving out light. It’s only that the glow is a thousand times weaker than the human eyes can see.

Light Causes Sneeze

There is actually a condition called Photicsneeze Reflex. In fact 18% to 35% of the population have this strange condition. Scientists are still unsure why this happens and the only way to avoid it is to put on some shades.

Colors Are Just Different Wavelengths

The colors of the world or at least what we perceive to be color is literally no more than light in different wave lengths. Objects appear different colors because they absorb some colors (wavelengths) and reflect or transmit other colors. The colors we see are the wavelengths that are reflected or transmitted.

Lighting Adds Beauty and Drama

Lights can make a small room look open and airy and make a large room feel cozy and inviting.  An example of dramatic lighting is track lights. Track lights are a great way to spruce up any area of your home. They are used to illuminate pictures, art, sculptures, grandma’s antique vase or just general illumination. Many varieties are available from standard straight line tracks to flexible pendant hung tracks. Call Wiretech Company for track lighting installation in your home!